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The only thing better than making theater again is sharing it with you! From stirring performances filmed live at Chicago Shakespeare to vivid audio plays, highlights from our collection, and more, this all-new platform is where you will find innovative, entertaining programs tailored for the virtual experience. Get a single show for $25, or enjoy more and save with one of our NEW MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS ►

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A New Theatrical Film
NOW STREAMING

I, Banquo

Now through May 16: Filmed this winter in one live, uninterrupted take, Macbeth’s tragic, bloody downfall is retold by the best friend he betrays and murders.

 

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Chicago Shakespeare Slam

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

A New Theatrical Film
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I, Cinna (the poet)

Now through May 2: Exploring the power of our words and actions, the innocent poet murdered by the mob in Julius Caesar first searches for the subject of his new poem.

 

New Video-Enhanced Audio Play
NOW STREAMING

Measure for Measure

Now through May 16: Set in a turbulent Cuba before Castro takes power, bold images mix with deft renditions of Shakespeare’s poetry—offering a fiery examination of corruption.

 

New Audio Play with Original Music
NOW STREAMING

Twelfth Night

Now through May 16: Featuring original music and immersive 360° sound, Shakespeare’s lyrical verse traces the journeys of Illyria’s lovers and lost souls.

 

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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.

COMING
MAY 24

We Are Out There

A madcap “investigative report” strikes just the right chord—revealing secrets (and a few songs) from the world premiere musical coming to our stage next year.

 

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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.

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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.

 

in-person performances to return october 2021 with...

As You Like It

PAST STREAMING PRODUCTIONS

A Highlight from Our Collection
MARCH 15–28, 2021

Love's Labor's Lost

Witty wordplay ignites hearts and minds in Shakespeare’s playful romantic comedy—recorded in front of a live audience in the Courtyard Theater.

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