Explore Season

Nell Gwynn
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September 20 – November 4, 2018

The "must-see" American Premiere of the Olivier Award-winning comedy (Around the Town).

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October 23 – November 4, 2018

Breathtaking circus stunts. Brilliant live beats. One amazing experience.

Fight Night
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October 23 – November 4, 2018

Five candidates. One winner. You decide. Come play a game about the nature of democracy.

Q Brothers Christmas Carol
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November 20 – December 30, 2018

The hip-hop treat based on the Dickens classic
returns for a limited holiday engagement.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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December 6, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Joe Dowling reimagines his lauded production from Chicago Shakespeare's inaugural Navy Pier season.

Chicago Shakespeare Slam: Final Bout
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December 10, 2018

High school Slam teams from across the region go toe to toe as nine teams advance to the Final Bout.

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January 22 – February 3, 2019

An exploration of the way children cope with disaster, told by two trapped inside the Beslan school siege.

L’après-midi d’un foehn version 1
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January 23 – 27, 2019

Plastic figures take flight on invisible waves, creating an intoxicating visual ballet.

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February 16 – March 16, 2019
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

A 75-minute abridged production of the classic tragedy, for family and student audiences.

An Inspector Calls
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February 19 – March 10, 2019

The National Theatre of Great Britain's award-winning thriller comes to Chicago for a limited engagement.

Two Pints
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March 6 – 31, 2019

Two blokes share a pint in the Pub in Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle’s dialogue.

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April 17 – June 9, 2019

Raúl Esparza, Award-winning actor of stage and screen, takes on Shakespeare’s most iconic role.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks
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May 30 – July 28, 2019

The highly anticipated World Premiere Musical based on the iconic feature film comes alive onstage.


Lead individual support provided by Raymond and Judy McCaskey, Burton X. and Sheli Z. Rosenberg,
Timothy R. Schwertfeger and Gail Waller, Carl and Marilynn Thoma, and Donna Van Eekeren Foundation.

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