Now Playing: Madagascar
A 70-minute musical adventure for young audiences based on the hit animated film.
Season Tickets On Sale Now
Benefits provide the ultimate flexibility—whether you see all the shows, or just your favorites.
Parks 2017: Romeo and Juliet
This tale of true love found—and tragically lost—comes alive in a 75-minute production.
A SPACE FOR THE IMAGINATION
Learn about our expanded campus and the transformative campaign making it possible.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
This fall, head back to 1919 as a band of Suffragettes stages this “battle of the sexes.”
WORLD'S STAGE EVENT FROM MEXICO
See Teatro Línea de Sombra in Destinos, the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.
RED VELVET: Winter 2018
A black man takes London’s stage as Othello for the first time. How will society respond?
SS! A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A 75-minute abridged version of Shakespeare’s magical comedy for students and families
SCHILLER’S MARY STUART
Two extraordinary queens go head to head in a power play over the right to rule this winter.
WAITING FOR GODOT
Ireland's Druid Theatre returns to present a revelatory take on Beckett’s masterpiece.
See MACBETH in The Yard
The creators behind The Tempest returns with a magical take on “the Scottish play.”
GREAT PRICES FOR GROUPS
Book a group of 10 or more and save on a first-class theatrical experience at CST.
June 2, 2017
Chris Jones at the Chicago Tribune takes a closer look at progress on The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
April 13, 2017
Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents a season of incredible performances, fresh interpretations, and the opening of The Yard.
March 14, 2017
The hit 70-minute musical adaptation of the DreamWorks film begins July 13 at Chicago Shakespeare.
March 13, 2017
Pioneer Press talks with 14-year-old professional actor Aaron Lamm, who currently appears on stage at CST in the role of Moth.
March 6, 2017
Partner of award-winning Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), talks with Chicago Architecture Foundation.
February 27, 2017
Chicago on the Aisle lauds Love's Labor's Lost from Director Maraden, playing now through March 26.
February 20, 2017
Daily North Shore talks to CST's Creative Producer about his life, career and The Book of Joseph.
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 16, 2017
Author Rich Hollander speaks with WBAL NewsRadio 1090 about how his book has been adapted to the stage.
January 4, 2017
Chicago Tribune's editors looks back at the yearlong international festival, drawing strength from the Bard's enduring words.
December 29, 2016
Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones picks the world premiere from Artistic Director Barbara Gaines beginning January 29.
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
Watch & Listen
Video: Madagascar — A Musical Adventure
Video: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare