Friday, June 22
MACBETH: Must Close June 24
Chicago Tribune praises, “Fast-paced, visually exciting, and filled with cool illusions.”
Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure
Starting June 27, sail away on a high-flying journey based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale.
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FREE Shakespeare in the parks
A 75-minute A Midsummer Night’s Dream on tour throughout the city this summer begins July 25.
NELL GWYNN: BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20
The 2016 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy has its American Premiere.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Joe Dowling reimagines his production from CST’s inaugural Navy Pier season.
An Inspector Calls: Spring 2019
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning thriller visits in a limited engagement.
HAMLET: April 17–June 9, 2019
Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages one of the great masterworks of Western literature.
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS
A World Premiere Musical based on the iconic feature film comes alive on stage in Spring 2019.
BigMouth: September 12–22
A tour-de-force performance paying tribute to the 2,500-year history of oration.
FIGHT NIGHT: begins October 23
Five candidates. One winner. You hold the power to choose in this Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit.
Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL
The hip-hop holiday treat with the bangin' beat returns to The Yard for the holidays.
AUDIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Attend a pre-show lecture or post-show discussion, or meet the cast in the Pub.
US/THEM: January 22–February 3
An exploration of the way children cope with disaster, based on the Beslan school siege.
L’APRÈS MIDI D’UN FOEHN
Plastic bags take flight in a brilliant metaphor of art and imagination from Compagnie Non Nova.
GREAT PRICES FOR GROUPS
Book a group of 10 or more and save on a first-class theatrical experience at CST.
Short Shakespeare! MACBETH
A 75-minute abridged production of the classic tragedy for families, on stage February 2019.
TWO PINTS: March 6–31
Two blokes share a pint in Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle’s intimate dialogue.
June 8, 2018
"It gives me the chance to pay tribute to Chicago Shakespeare Theater. I'm a huge fan of Chicago theater."
May 17, 2018
This year’s Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks production will travel to 18 parks around the city, July 25–August 26.
May 4, 2018
Aaron Posner and Teller chatted with Janet Davies about their thrilling take on Shakespeare’s tragedy.
April 25, 2018
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune discusses the unnamable play with the magician who doesn't talk. Except to us.
March 14, 2018
“It is certainly far and away the most extensive, internationalist and far-ranging of any Chicago theater.”
March 8, 2018
K.K. Moggie and Kellie Overbey joined Jerome McDonnell to discuss the play, their roles, and the dynamics of patriarchy, past and present.
March 1, 2018
CST’s executive director met with students in the Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program.
February 5, 2018
Members of the Short Shakespeare! cast discuss adapting the Bard’s timeless words.
January 9, 2018
CST is delighted to offer discount tickets to Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream during Chicago Theater Week, February 8-18.
January 5, 2018
Our artistic director was honored as the top player in Chicago’s theater scene this year, for her ambitious production Tug of War and the opening of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
October 31, 2017
The American Institute of Architects honors The Yard with the 2017 AIA Innovation Award Honorable Mention for Stellar Architecture.
December 1, 2017
Dion Johnstone shares the discoveries he made while preparing to play the role of Ira Aldridge in Red Velvet.
October 19, 2017
Splash Magazine is among many to praise the work of México’s Teatro Línea de Sombra, playing in The Yard through October 29.
September 20, 2017
The Chicago Tribune explores how Skyline Stage became The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.
August 18, 2017
The cast of Madagascar – A Musical Adventure had everyone up and dancing to MOVE IT, MOVE IT!
Watch & Listen
Video: Teller says: Don't miss Macbeth
Video: Meet Peter Pan