"People are always blown away by the grandeur of this theater.
Add in the best front-of-house operation in the city, and you have a gem."
Chicago Shakespeare Theater serves as the cultural anchor of historic Navy Pier on downtown Chicago's lakefront. The Pier is home to various restaurants, shops and attractions—as well as unparalleled views of Chicago's skyline—all easily accessible by car, public transportation or taxi. CST patrons always enjoy guaranteed discount indoor parking in the Navy Pier garages—cheaper than Navy Pier's 'off season' discount—making it one of the "easiest" nights out in town.
We often hear from audience members who share their enthusiasm about a particular production or praise the exceptional service provided by our staff. These are the true hallmarks of a CST experience, and we are committed to providing you with that distinctive brand of excellence each time you attend the Theater. Here you can find information about our two dynamic theater spaces, engaging audience enrichment programs and expanded Access Shakespeare program for patrons with disabilities.
Chicago Shakespeare strives to make its facility and performances accessible to all patrons. If disability assistance is required, you’ll find that our staff is ready to help in any way possible.
Explore the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Inquiry and Exploration Series at CST—our series of free audience enrichment programs that offer introductory as well as in-depth studies of the ideas embodied in the plays this season.
Both the Jentes Family Courtyard Theater and Carl and Marilynn Thoma Theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare foster an intimate, immediate relationship between the actors and their audience.