FREE FOR ALL JULY 14–AUGUST 14
Free for all! A 75-minute Twelfth Night travels across Chicago parks this summer.
July 12 – July 17, 2016
Outstanding Solo Performance Award-winner David Carl portrays Gary Busey in an uproarious multimedia Hamlet.
August 4 – 14, 2016
Jonathan Pryce stars in this critically acclaimed production from Shakespeare's Globe.
Belgian Theater Zuidpool transforms Macbeth into a raw, live concert with original music.
September 14 – October 9, 2016
The second installment of the electrifying adaptation Tug of War features Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III.
September 15 – September 18, 2016
Hit of the Edinburgh Fringe from Poland’s most innovative theater company—”breathtakingly stirring”
September 22 – September 24, 2016
Mexico City’s innovative company collaborates with acclaimed Chilean playwright Eduardo Pavez Goye.
September 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
International perspectives on teaching and performing Shakespeare in prisons.
September 27 – September 29, 2016
From India, an award-winning Hindi translation that premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
September 28–29, 2016
Shanghai Jingju Theatre reimagines Shakespeare's Hamlet in the fictitious ancient Red City.
Download Available September
A site-responsive, pedestrian-based live art event from a multi-award-winning Australian performance group.
November 5, 2016 – January 15, 2017
After decades as “king in waiting,” Prince Charles ascends to the throne in this Chicago premiere.
FINALS: NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Students from across Chicago come together and discover their voices through the Bard's words.
November 30–December 11, 2016
From the UK, Spymonkey brings to life all 75 onstage deaths in Shakespeare’s canon.
December 5, 2016
A one-night-only cabaret event featuring music from the great American songbook
December 14 – 21, 2016
The U.K.'s award-winning Cheek by Jowl shares Shakespeare's story of struggle, redemption and hope.
January 29 – March 5, 2017
World premiere! A compelling journey of family and the need to understand those who came before.
February 7 – March 26, 2017
Acclaimed director Marti Maraden returns to stage Shakespeare’s witty satire about young love.
February 25–March 25, 2017
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
This 75-minute abridgement of the romantic tragedy is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare.
Five blue-collar gravediggers explore a story of betrayal, loss, love and obsession.
April 15 – June 11, 2017
The Oscar-winning romantic comedy is returned to the stage in a love letter to the Theater itself.