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The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

Image 01: Exterior Night

Image 01: Exterior Night

Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Navy Pier, Inc announce plans for an innovative, bold theater space: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Designed by UK-based Charcoalblue and Chicago’s Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the project repurposes components of the venue formerly known as Skyline Stage, located adjacent to Chicago Shakespeare. The year-round, flexible venue can be configured in a variety of shapes and sizes with audience capacities ranging from 150 to 850. © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

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Image 02: Exterior Day

Image 02: Exterior Day

Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Navy Pier, Inc announce plans for an innovative, bold theater space: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Designed by UK-based Charcoalblue and Chicago’s Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the project repurposes components of the venue formerly known as Skyline Stage, located adjacent to Chicago Shakespeare. The year-round, flexible venue can be configured in a variety of shapes and sizes with audience capacities ranging from 150 to 850. © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

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Image 03: Aerial Day

Image 03: Aerial Day

Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Navy Pier, Inc announce plans for an innovative, bold theater space: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Designed by UK-based Charcoalblue and Chicago’s Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the project repurposes components of the venue formerly known as Skyline Stage, located adjacent to Chicago Shakespeare. The year-round, flexible venue can be configured in a variety of shapes and sizes with audience capacities ranging from 150 to 850. © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

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Image 04: Interior Theater

Image 04: Interior Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Navy Pier, Inc announce plans for an innovative, bold theater space: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Designed by UK-based Charcoalblue and Chicago’s Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the project repurposes components of the venue formerly known as Skyline Stage, located adjacent to Chicago Shakespeare. The year-round, flexible venue can be configured in a variety of shapes and sizes with audience capacities ranging from 150 to 850. © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

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Image 05: Interior Lobby

Image 05: Interior Lobby

Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Navy Pier, Inc announce plans for an innovative, bold theater space: The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Designed by UK-based Charcoalblue and Chicago’s Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the project repurposes components of the venue formerly known as Skyline Stage, located adjacent to Chicago Shakespeare. The year-round, flexible venue can be configured in a variety of shapes and sizes with audience capacities ranging from 150 to 850. © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

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Announcement Image 01

Announcement Image 01

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Executive Director Criss Henderson (at right) and CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines (at left) describe the innovative new performance space, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, to (left to right) Navy Pier Board Chair William J. Brodsky, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Navy Pier CEO Marilynn Gardner. Photo by Chuck Osgood.

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Announcement Image 02

Announcement Image 02

Chicago Shakespeare Board Chair Sheli Z. Rosenberg (at center) announces that the “Our City, Our Shakespeare” campaign for capital, artistic and endowment funds has reached 73% of goal during the press conference for The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare on March 2, 2016. Pictured: CST Executive Director Criss Henderson, Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, Navy Pier President and CEO Marilynn Gardner, Navy Pier Board Chair William J. Brodsky and Andy Hayles of Charcoalblue. Photo by Chuck Osgood.

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Announcement Image 03

Announcement Image 03

The lead individual gift for the “Our City, Our Shakespeare” campaign, a fundraising initiative for capital, artistic and endowment funds, is pledged by Carl and Marilynn Thoma to establish the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Chair, held by the Theater’s founder Barbara Gaines. Pictured: CST Executive Director Criss Henderson and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines with Carl and Marilynn Thoma at the press conference for The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare on March 2, 2016.. Photo by Chuck Osgood.

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Announcement Image 04

Announcement Image 04

Mayor Rahm Emanuel celebrated the creation of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, saying “There is no better time to announce this new performance space than in the year when we will bring local and international artists together for Shakespeare 400 Chicago, which will keep the spirit of Shakespeare alive in our schools and on our stages” at the announcement event on March 2, 2016. Photo by Chuck Osgood.

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Announcement Image 05

Announcement Image 05

The team behind The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare—CST Director of Production Chris Plevin, CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, CST Executive Director Criss Henderson, Andy Hayles of Charcoalblue and Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture—at the announcement event on March 2, 2016. Photo by Chuck Osgood.

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Image 06

Image 06

The announcement of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare drew a full crowd of media, cultural partners, and theater supporters to Chicago Shakespeare Theater on May 2, 2016. Photo by Chuck Osgood.

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Alida Szabo
Director of Audience Development
aszabo@chicagoshakes.com

Hannah Kennedy
Public Relations Manager
hkennedy@chicagoshakes.com
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Media Office
312.667.4968

Cathy Taylor
cathy@cathytaylorpr.com
Cathy Taylor Public Relations
773.564.9564

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