★★★★ TO THE BOOK OF JOSEPH
Chicago Tribune gives highest praise to this world premiere, playing through March 5.
“Joyous” LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
This lush comedy hailed as “moving and true” by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ends March 26.
A SPACE FOR THE IMAGINATION
Learn about our expanded campus and the transformative campaign making it possible.
This 75-minute, abridged Romeo and Juliet plays Saturday mornings starting February 25.
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
The Oscar-winning romantic comedy makes its Chicago stage premiere beginning April 15.
PETER BROOK'S BATTLEFIELD
The legendary director’s work returns to Chicago for 5 shows only, beginning April 5.
Shakespeare 400 Chicago Book
Buy your copy of a collection of essays by renowned scholars about the festival.
GREAT PRICES FOR GROUPS
Book a group of 10 or more and save on a first-class theatrical experience at CST.
February 14, 2017
CST's Sean Allan Krill won for "Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical" for his portayal of Colonel Brandon at The Old Globe.
February 9, 2017
The real life story of a family torn apart by war, fighting to escape and survive makes its world premiere. Now playing.
February 2, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times features the world premiere from Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, playing through March 5.
January 30, 2017
The dynamic ensemble and artistic team for the 75-minute abridgment includes adapter and director Marti Lyons.
January 23, 2017
Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson top the list of Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago
January 10, 2017
Chicago Theatre Week celebrates with an array of shows including Shakespeare's playful romatic comedy from CST.
January 4, 2017
Chicago Tribune's editors looks back at the yearlong international festival, drawing strength from the Bard's enduring words.
December 14, 2016
In this Project Innovation episode, BuiltWorlds dons its hard hat for a sneak peak of CST's new theater.
December 19, 2016
Worldview interviews British theater company Cheek By Jowl on the yearlong international festival.
December 7, 2016
Robert Bathurst discussing taking on the title role with Chris DeRose
November 28, 2016
The CST hit, now in NYC with director Rachel Rockwell was named a New York Times Critics' Pick.
November 22, 2016
Actor Robert Bathurst (of Downton Abbey fame) and director Gary Griffin discuss portraying living historical figures and sudden changes in government.
November 21, 2016
Developed with CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton, the Q Brothers' hip-hop adaptation opens to raves in NYC.
November 16, 2016
The 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play makes its highly anticipated Chicago premiere. Now playing.
November 13, 2016
High schoolers take the stage at CST in the first Battle of the Bard, a competition honoring the famous playwright.
October 18, 2016
The Tempest and Ride the Cyclone brought home 5 wins including Best Production and Best Director.
September 30, 2016
Wall Street Journal calls Tug of War, "One of the most important productions this year."
September 22, 2016
Robert Bathurst, known for playing Sir Anthony Strallan, will lead an exceptional cast in this fall's Chicago premiere.
Watch & Listen
Video: The Book of Joseph Critical Acclaim
Video: Love's Labor's Lost Montage