Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Upcoming Events

Abbey Theatre
Two Pints
Comedy
Runs Mar 06Mar 31, 2019

For the first time, Chicago Shakespeare’s Pub transforms into an immersive performance venue as two blokes share a pint in Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Roddy Doyle’s intimate dialogue. …

Hamlet
Classic, Drama
Runs Apr 17Jun 09, 2019

Four-time Tony Award nominee and Law and Order: SVU alum Raúl Esparza takes on the iconic title role in this highly anticipated production staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. Internationally renowned for her populist and dynamic …

SIX
Musical
Runs May 14Jun 30, 2019

Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived.
This spring, Chicago Shakespeare stages the critically acclaimed new musical SIX, following its debut in the United Kingdom and celebrated West End run. The six wives of King Henry VIII join forces for …

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Navy Pier
Chicago IL 60611
312.595.5600
Chicago Shakespeare has redefined what a great American Shakespeare theater can be—a company that defies theatrical category. This Regional Tony Award-winning theater’s year-round season features as many as twenty productions and 650 performances—including plays, musicals, world premieres, family programming, and presentations from around the globe. Chicago Shakespeare is the city’s leading presenter of international work, and has toured its own productions across five continents. The Theater’s nationally acclaimed arts in literacy programs bring Shakespeare to life on stage for tens of thousands of students annually. Each summer, the company tours a free professional production to neighborhood parks citywide.
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