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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.
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.
Chicago Shakespeare Slam 2018
High school teams from across the region go toe to toe as nine teams advance to the Final Bout.
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.
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: 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.
Chicago Shakespeare strives to make its facilities and shows accessible to all patrons.
September 19, 2018
Allow some extra travel time due to improvement work on Lake Shore Drive. If you are using Northbound lanes to get to the Theater, take Randolph Street exit, as the Illinois Street ramp is currently closed.
September 17, 2018
"A stunner of a show and here only through Sept. 22. So you can’t wait around. It is performed in such bravura fashion, you likely will be floored"
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 29, 2018
The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare took home top honors in Engineering News-Record’s 2018 Best Projects Awards, Cultural/Worship category.
July 31, 2018
Johnny Shea and Elizabeth Stenholt stopped by Good Day Chicago to perform “The Cleverness of Me.”
July 30, 2018
Block Club Chicago suggests this summer’s parks tour as "a unique night out for a date or family outing.”
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.
Watch & Listen
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