Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Upcoming Events

Children’s/Family, Online Classes, Virtual
Runs Apr 24Nov 30, 2020

Whether you’re teaching remotely or looking for a fun activity for the family this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Explore education tools, centuries of critical thinking, artistic interpretation, …

Revising Othello
Online Classes
Runs Oct 27Nov 19, 2020

In this course, participants will explore how contemporary playwrights reclaim, recycle, and respond to Shakespeare’s Othello through stage adaptation. Facilitated by Chicago Shakespeare Theater Public Humanities Manager and …

Finding Clues in Shakespeare’s First Folio
Online Classes
Runs Oct 31Nov 07, 2020

As you’ve sat in the audience watching a production, have you wondered how the actors on Chicago Shakespeare’s stages make Shakespeare’s language so clear? Join us for this …

Bringing Shakespeare’s Characters to Life
Online Classes
Runs Oct 23Nov 21, 2020

Now’s your chance to leave that comfortable seat in the audience and “take center stage”! Throughout the rehearsal process, actors and directors unlock Shakespeare’s language to understand characters’ …

800 E. Grand Ave.
Navy Pier
Chicago IL 60611
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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