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At Chicago Shakespeare Theater, we believe in the transformative power of theater. Working in partnership with educators, families, and community organizations, we are committed to providing access to high quality, culturally responsive arts education, and fostering a love for lifelong learning through innovative programming.

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Nora Carroll, Director of Lifelong Learning and Education

Ray and Judy McCaskey Education Chair

For Teachers

Invigorate your classroom experience with Shakespeare and complex texts through professional development opportunities and teaching resources, or coordinate a field trip to experience our performances onstage.


For Students

Discover ways that you can get involved in the exciting work going on at Chicago Shakespeare Theater—through our engaging after-school programs, live performances, and comprehensive study guides.


For Lifelong Learners

Dig deeper into the rich world of ideas within our productions through scholar series, workshops and courses, and enrichment programs for audiences of all ages.