Limited Engagement On Stage Now
Chicago Tribune declares, "A darn fine Hamlet...very likeable and especially emotional."
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
The wives of Henry VIII headline a pop-concert celebration of empowerment—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 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 26, 2019
Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones declares, "Broadway actor Maurice Jones has a humility you don’t usually see in Hamlets; he’s a regular guy...empathetic and vulnerable."
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."
April 9, 2019
This expansive line-up of plays, musicals, new work and international artistry will engage one of the broadest audiences of any theater in America today.
February 21, 2019
"Daldry's heart-stopping deconstruction of the post-war thriller was a reminder of all that live theater can achieve."
February 19, 2019
NewCity praises Short Shakespeare! Macbeth: “an example of just how the theater industry might combat accusations of irrelevance.”
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 15, 2019
Be among the first to book your seat for the North American Premiere of SIX, on stage beginning May 14: tickets start at just $32.
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.
December 4, 2018
Alexandra Silber shares her memories of Chicago theater growing up, and why playing Titania in Joe Dowling’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is like coming home.
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 24, 2018
This show “makes you appreciate the collective, world-changing power of creative risk-taking.” Performances end November 4!
October 1, 2018
Stage and Cinema hails, “Scarlett Strallen’s deservedly praised Nell beguiles and seduces everyone in the house.”
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"