How to Get on the Waitlist for Illinoise

Any tickets turned back last-minute will be made available for sale starting ONE HOUR before curtain time, IN PERSON at the Box Office only.

  • One hour before the performance begins, the Lobby of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare will open for interested parties to sign up for the Waitlist. Some patrons might line up outside earlier than that, but will not be permitted to get on the Waitlist until the doors open.
  • You’ll be given a number, and be asked to return to the Box Office 10 minutes before curtain time. While you wait, have a seat in the lobby and enjoy a beverage and snack from our Lobby bar. If any tickets are newly available when the lobby opens, you will be able to purchase them at that time.
  • All members of your party need to be present to purchase tickets, otherwise, we'll move to the next patron on the Waitlist. 

Tickets are subject to availability. We cannot guarantee that Waitlist patrons will be able to purchase a ticket.

If you have questions about our Waitlist for Illinoise, please submit them through our Customer Service Portal or call 312.595.5600. However, please do not ask to be added to the list by phone, e-mail, or in advance—it is only available in-person, starting one hour before the performance.


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