Chicago Shakespeare Theater ticket holders are guaranteed discounted indoor parking at the Navy Pier Garages. When parking says "full," simply tell Navy Pier Security that you're "here for Shakespeare," and continue to the Theater's dedicated parking entrance. Take a ticket from the automated machine as you enter the parking garage through the Theater's dedicated parking entrance. You must have your parking ticket validated in the Theater Lobby to receive your discount, which is cheaper than Navy Pier's ‘off season’ discount.
Before departing for the Theater, view the local traffic resources available online.
Currently, construction of Phase One of the re-imagined Navy Pier is underway. You will still have direct access to the Theater and our dedicated garage parking. Please do not hesitate to call Guest Services at 312.595.5600 if you have any questions.
- CST patrons who drive and park: You will continue to have access to the Theater‘s dedicated parking and Chicago Shakespeare directly through Door # 5 in the West Garage during the first phase of the Pier development.
- CST patrons who arrive by foot or CTA: From the front of Navy Pier, you can gain access to a fabricated walkway which has been built inside the West Garage.
From the north:
East on I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) to Ohio Street. East on Ohio. Right on Fairbanks/Columbus Drive. Left on Illinois Street, driving east to Navy Pier. Or, south on Lake Shore Drive to Grand Avenue/ Illinois Street exit. Left on Illinois (2nd light), driving east to Navy Pier.
From the south:
West on I-90/94 (Dan Ryan to Kennedy Expressway) to Ohio Street. East on Ohio. Right on Fairbanks/ Columbus Drive. Left on Illinois Street, driving east to Navy Pier. Or, north on Lake Shore Drive to Grand Avenue/Illinois Street exit. Right on Illinois (1st light) to Navy Pier.
From the west:
East on I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway). Continue east (expressway ends) on Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Left on Columbus to Illinois Street. Right on Illinois, driving east to Navy Pier.
The Chicago Transportation Authority website provides detailed instructions on how to use public transit to travel to Navy Pier. The following routes access Navy Pier:
- #29 State Street
- #65 Grand Avenue
- #66 Chicago Avenue
- #120 Northwestern/Wacker Express (Rush Hours, M-F)
- #121 Union/Wacker Express (Rush Hours, M-F)
- #124 Navy Pier Express
For more information on public transportation routes and schedules, call the RTA at 312.836.7000.