Limited Engagement On Stage Now
Chicago Tribune declares, "A darn fine Hamlet...very likeable and especially emotional."
"SASSY, FUNNY, SEXY, FUNKY"
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the wives of Henry VIII take the mic—on stage now.
2019/20 SEASON ON SALE NOW
A variety of flexible ticket packages make it easy for you to get the best seats at the best price!
The fun begins July 6
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Navy Pier for 75 minutes of musical magic, live on stage.
FREE SHAKESPEARE THIS SUMMER
A 75-minute abridged The Comedy of Errors travels to 19 parks across Chicago.
North American Premiere
The story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film comes home to the stage this fall.
ISANGO ENSEMBLE RETURNS
A young refugee’s journey through Africa told through glorious singing, music, and dance.
This Fall: Love at first sight
In November, Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages Shakespeare’s famous tragic romance.
COMING JANUARY 2020
A Tony Award-nominated composer transforms Jane Austen’s classic into a charming musical.
AS YOU LIKE IT: SPRING 2020
Hit songs from The Beatles mix with timeless poetry in Shakespeare’s joyous comedy.
GREAT PRICES FOR GROUPS
Book a group of 10 or more and save on a first-class theatrical experience at CST.
Navy Pier Dining Deals
Save 20% when you show your ticket at Riva Crabhouse, Harry Caray’s, and Tiny Tavern.
Chicago Shakespeare strives to make its facilities and shows accessible to all patrons.
AUDIENCE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Attend a pre-show lecture or post-show discussion, or meet the cast in the Pub.
May 24, 2019
Hedy Weiss of WTTW's Chicago Tonight praises "this volcanic, high-drama rock concert...that could compete with the biggest pop stars of the moment."
May 15, 2019
With Memorial Day just around the corner, Chris Jones of Chicago Tribune has named SIX "one to see" in his May openings list.
April 21, 2019
Maurice Jones talks Hamlet and his approach to the title role with Rolling Out, sharing his thoughts on the importance of Shakespeare today.
April 15, 2019
People Magazine spoke with producer Kenny Wax about SIX, and how this smash hit musical rewrites history "with a strong dose of female empowerment."
March 28, 2019
Chicago Reader highlights the critically acclaimed hit new musical as an upcoming show to add to your must-see list.
February 21, 2019
"Daldry's heart-stopping deconstruction of the post-war thriller was a reminder of all that live theater can achieve."
February 7, 2019
Stage & Cinema sets the scene for An Inspector Calls: "Daldry’s production was a radical departure from conventional stagings."
January 24, 2019
Chris Jones from the Chicago Tribune says, “if you’re interested in the therapeutic value of storytelling, I doubt you’ll move a muscle.”
January 10, 2019
Joe Dowling’s enchanting production has been extended through February 3: new block of tickets on sale now.
December 20, 2018
SIX, a musical uniting the legendary six wives of King Henry VIII, has been rescheduled into the timeframe of the previously announced world premiere musical, Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
November 29, 2018
Q Brothers Collective swung by WCIU’s The Jam with a performance of “Ghost of Christmas Past.”
November 23, 2018
Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones highlights the hip-hop holiday treat as the perfect show for anyone who just needs some laughs.
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.”