NELL GWYNN: "Theatre at its best"
The award-winning comedy's American Premiere “makes you want to go back again & again."
CIRCOLOMBIA BEGINS OCTOBER 23
Breathtaking circus stunts. Brilliant live beats. One amazing experience.
FIGHT NIGHT: begins October 23
Five candidates. One winner. You hold the power to choose in this Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit.
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Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL
The hip-hop holiday treat with the bangin' beat returns to The Yard for the holidays.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Joe Dowling reimagines his production from CST’s inaugural Navy Pier season.
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 version 1
Plastic bags take flight in a brilliant metaphor of art and imagination from Compagnie Non Nova.
Chicago Shakespeare Slam 2018
High school teams from across the region go toe to toe as nine teams advance to the Final Bout.
Short Shakespeare! MACBETH
A 75-minute abridged production of the classic tragedy for families, on stage February 2019.
GREAT PRICES FOR GROUPS
Book a group of 10 or more and save on a first-class theatrical experience at CST.
An Inspector Calls: Spring 2019
The National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning thriller visits in a limited engagement.
TWO PINTS: March 6–31
Two blokes share a pint in Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle’s intimate dialogue.
HAMLET: COMING SPRING 2019
Raúl Esparza, Award-winning actor of stage and screen, takes on Shakespeare’s most iconic role.
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS
A World Premiere Musical based on the iconic feature film comes alive on stage in Spring 2019.
Chicago Shakespeare strives to make its facilities and shows accessible to all patrons.
October 11, 2018
Four time Tony Award-nominee and Law and Order: SVU alum Raúl Esparza will take the lead in Artistic Director Barbara Gaines’ staging this spring.
October 1, 2018
Stage and Cinema hails, “Scarlett Strallen’s deservedly praised Nell beguiles and seduces everyone in the house.”
September 10, 2018
CST's nominations include Best Production of a Large Play for Macbeth, and Best Ensemble in a Play for The Taming of the Shrew.
September 12, 2018
Creator and performer Valentijn Dhaenens and CST staff member Doreen Sayegh joined Jerome McDonnell to discuss this special WorldStage production from Belgium.
August 7, 2018
Chicago Tribune praises Barbara Gaines’s production, on tour to parks across the city through August 26.
July 31, 2018
Johnny Shea and Elizabeth Stenholt stopped by Good Day Chicago to perform “The Cleverness of Me.”
July 24, 2018
Deaf actor Richard Costes portrays Snout in this year’s Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
July 11, 2018
Catch the performance by the Peter Pan cast from Wednesday’s Around Town segment.
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.
Watch & Listen
Video: Fall in love with pretty, witty Nell
Video: A circus like no other