Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure
"Not to be missed... joyous and entertaining" raves Chicago Sun-Times—on stage now!
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No matter your schedule, budget or taste, we’ve got a Season Ticket package that’s right for you!
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.
July 11, 2018
Catch the performance by the Peter Pan cast from Wednesday’s Around Town segment.
July 6, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times praises the “eye-popping flight sequences, bang-up dance numbers and emotionally true performances.”
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 8, 2018
Teller joins Chicago Tonight to talk about the power of magic and the origins of being the silent half of Penn & Teller.
April 25, 2018
Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune discusses the unnamable play with the magician who doesn't talk. Except to us.
April 10, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times’ Neil Steinberg dropped in on a rehearsal of Macbeth, just a few weeks before its first performance.
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 7, 2018
Chicago on the Aisle praised the performances in Schiller’s Mary Stuart.
February 5, 2018
Members of the Short Shakespeare! cast discuss adapting the Bard’s timeless words.
January 25, 2018
The Chicago Stage Standard highlights the flexibility of CST’s newest theater, The Yard.
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.
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 25, 2017
Artistic Director Barbara Gaines shares details on her all-woman adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew.
Watch & Listen
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