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A variety of free programming is available for you to enjoy on Chicago ShakesSTREAM, from a collection of Shakespeare’s spookiest scenes to musical performances broadcast from the Theater’s rooftop, and more.

Celebrate the power of the arts

To Be Four Twenty-Three

To mark Shakespeare’s birthday, this special evening includes a conversation with rapper & actor Common, plus performances broadcast from the Theater’s rooftop.

World Premiere Cast Recording

Ride The Cyclone

Listen to the world premiere cast recording of Ride the Cyclone—the funny, irreverent, acclaimed musical that made its U.S. premiere at Chicago Shakespeare in 2015.

A 40-minute online celebration

Chicago Shakespeare Slam

Be inspired by local high school students who unleashed their imaginations on Hamlet, and made meaningful connections across schools and neighborhoods.

From the Greens to Your Screens

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

A WTTW Channel 11 program celebrating the community-building spirit of one of our city’s favorite summertime traditions, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks.

A half-hour of frightful delight

Chicago ShakesFEAR

Eerie ghosts. Wicked witches. Villains galore. Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines explore the scary, strange, and supernatural in Shakespeare’s plays.

Hear from voices across the city

Our City Our Shakespeare

Through performances, interviews, and more, WTTW Channel 11 examines Chicago’s special relationship with the works of our namesake, William Shakespeare.


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