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Parking & Directions

Allow extra travel time—summer is busy & traffic has been heavier than usual due to roadwork around the city.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater patrons enjoy guaranteed discounted parking in Navy Pier garages. With validation, the discounted rate is $21 for up to 6 hours. Our Dedicated Parking Entrance opens two hours prior to curtain time. If you arrive before then, park in the West Garage (closest to the main entrance of Navy Pier). Validate your ticket in the Theater lobby to receive the discount.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 E. Grand Ave. on Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Taxis & Rideshare

Before the Show
Direct your driver down the north side of Navy Pier and request a drop-off at the Theater’s dedicated parking entrance at Entrance 1, about halfway down the Pier. Enter through the doors and turn right. Just past Kilwins, take the stairs or elevator to Level 2 of Navy Pier to enter the Theater’s lobby.

After the Show
Taxis pick-ups are regularly available at the front of Navy Pier. At the foot of the Theater stairs, turn right and and proceed down the hall to the main entrance (by Reunion restaurant).

Rideshare (Uber & Lyft)
We encourage you to make use of Navy Pier’s designated rideshare pick-up and drop-off areas:

  • Central (Entrance 1 Parking Circle at the Theater’s designated parking entrance, and closest to our front doors)
  • West (Navy Pier Main Entrance)
  • East (East Parking Circle near Sable Hotel)


Bus Service

Chicago Transportation Authority has several routes that access Navy Pier. All buses are equipped with bike racks and are ADA accessible. For detailed instructions and schedules, visit or call 312.836.7000.

  • #2 Hyde Park Express (Rush Hours, M-F)
  • #29 State
  • #65 Grand
  • #66 Chicago
  • #124 Navy Pier Express


Water Taxi (Seasonal)

Shoreline Water Taxi service begins in May and runs through September, with additional service throughout the fall and for special events. All taxi service is weather dependent. There are two water taxi routes that both access Navy Pier: Lake and River. Visit or call 312.222.9328 for more information.