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Tuesday, August 21

6:30 P.M. Chicago Shakespeare
in the Parks

FREE Shakespeare in the parks

A 75-minute A Midsummer Night’s Dream on tour throughout the city, now through August 26.

SAVE UP TO 30% ON TICKETS

No matter your schedule, budget or taste, we’ve got a Season Ticket package that’s right for you!

NELL GWYNN: BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20

The 2016 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy has its American Premiere.

BigMouth: September 12–22

A tour-de-force performance paying tribute to the 2,500-year history of oration.

CIRCOLOMBIA’S ACÉLÉRÉ

Jaw-dropping acrobatics combine with dance and music in The Yard beginning October 23.

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.

CST FOR $20

Bringing students and young professionals world-class theater at an everyday price.

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.

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.

ACCESS SHAKESPEARE

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.

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FREE Shakespeare in the parks

A 75-minute A Midsummer Night’s Dream on tour throughout the city, now through August 26.

SAVE UP TO 30% ON TICKETS

No matter your schedule, budget or taste, we’ve got a Season Ticket package that’s right for you!

NELL GWYNN: BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20

The 2016 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy has its American Premiere.

BigMouth: September 12–22

A tour-de-force performance paying tribute to the 2,500-year history of oration.

CIRCOLOMBIA’S ACÉLÉRÉ

Jaw-dropping acrobatics combine with dance and music in The Yard beginning October 23.

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.

CST FOR $20

Bringing students and young professionals world-class theater at an everyday price.

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.

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.

ACCESS SHAKESPEARE

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.

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11:00 a.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

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Thu, Aug 9

11:00 a.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

2:00 p.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

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Fri, Aug 10
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Sat, Aug 11

11:00 a.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

2:00 p.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

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Sun, Aug 12

11:00 a.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

 ASL Duo-interpreted

2:00 p.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

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Wed, Aug 15

11:00 a.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

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Thu, Aug 16

11:00 a.m.

Peter Pan

2:00 p.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

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Fri, Aug 17

11:00 a.m.

Peter Pan

2:00 p.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

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Sat, Aug 18

11:00 a.m.

Peter Pan

2:00 p.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

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Sun, Aug 19

11:00 a.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

 Audio-described with optional Touch Tour

2:00 p.m.

Peter Pan– Sold Out

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Tuesday, August 21

6:30 P.M. Chicago Shakespeare
in the Parks

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News

August 7, 2018

“A perfect pop Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chicago Tribune praises Barbara Gaines’s production, on tour to parks across the city through August 26.

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July 31, 2018

“An ever-exciting musical adventure”

Johnny Shea and Elizabeth Stenholt stopped by Good Day Chicago to perform “The Cleverness of Me.”

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July 30, 2018

Free performances at 18 parks

Block Club Chicago suggests this summer’s parks tour as "a unique night out for a date or family outing.”

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