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Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

800 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-595-5600
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Never less than A+

If you love Shakespeare, and frankly even if you you're only "in like" with him, this is a world... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia M
Chicago, Illinois
The theater was so much fun! A+++++

It was such a fun idea to see "Shakespeare in love" at the Shakespeare Theatre at Navy pier. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patricia A
Chicago, Illinois
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Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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800 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312-595-5600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Shakespeare, and frankly even if you you're only "in like" with him, this is a world class theater. I've had season tickets for past 20+ years, before it was moved to Navy Pier and there's never a mediocre performance. Fabulous actors -...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a fun idea to see "Shakespeare in love" at the Shakespeare Theatre at Navy pier. We went this past Friday to see the performance. There is abundant parking at Navy pier, which makes it the most convenient theater to drive to. It's...More

1  Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent production of Shakespeare In Love! This professional ensemble did a great job with this performance. Can't wait to see more at this theater with their new expansion.

1  Thank Snowfire1970
Reviewed 7 May 2017

we enjoyed a fabulous evening at the theater. we misjudged out walking time and arrived late, but got to watch the performance via monitor until we could be seated. it's super comfortable and intimate. the performance was excellent.

1  Thank amyintax
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I was more than happy with our visit to Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. It is a wonderful venue, and the cast was superb. I can't wait to come back for other shows!

1  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Navy Pier has developed so much since years ago when I used to walk along it's empty concrete walkways. This Shakespearean theater is truly a great experience of theater in the round. The stage juts way out into the audience, actors enter and exit...More

2  Thank Rosemarie S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

No problem with being second balcony twenty rows back. The second balcony is one-row deep, and a wonderful place to watch any production they put on. Ingenious, moving, real live theatre!! which is the best way to experience art, in contrast to all those screens...More

2  Thank David T
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

If you are an expert in the arts, don't read my review! This for those of us who are not, for I'm not a play or theater kind of person, but actually thought I'd try it. My ticket was about $50 for this show, and...More

1  Thank Llamalarrycuz
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I stumbled upon this place during my visit to Chicago Navy Pier. While, I wanted to see theatrics I was not able to decide which one, but the beauty of this place is such that you will not be able to resist. Once the show...More

1  Thank Manu A
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Just LOVE Shakespeare Theater! The plays are always extremely well done. The acting is superb! The stage has to be seen and the views from the lobby are breathtaking! This is a venue that one must experience!

1  Thank xboox
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Vanessa V
Hello, I was just wondering what's the dress code?
4 January 2017|
Response from Chicago_Shakespeare | Property representative |
Hello Vanessa, great question! The Theater has no formal dress code—so wear whatever makes you most comfortable. Some audience members dress up (dresses, heels, etc), but you're just as likely to see people wearing jeans. On... More
Arnold B
I would like to know what is scheduled this summer for Saturday evenings in the month of July, 2016
1 May 2016|
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Response from Darlene43 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's a limited run show right now. You'll have to check and see if it's extended.