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Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

800 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-5436
+1 312-595-5600
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Watched "Mary Stuart" - fantastic

I'd visited Navy Pier the day before, and saw the theatre and the play advertised and really wanted... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Macbeth

The new Chicago Shakespeare Company production of Macbeth has an amazing directorial vision. The... read more

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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.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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800 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-5436
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'd visited Navy Pier the day before, and saw the theatre and the play advertised and really wanted to see it. The next day, I returned and bought a ticket at the box office - it wasn't cheap at USD68 but worth every penny! The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The new Chicago Shakespeare Company production of Macbeth has an amazing directorial vision. The lighting, staging and theatrical effects are precise and extremely well-timed. Moreover, the music really gets under the skin effectively and accentuates the play’s theme. The musicians were first rate, especially the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Macbeth is a great play, but I didn't know anything about The Yard at Navy Pier. After getting feedback from TA, I decided to take the plunge, and then lucked out,, 2nd row back from stage in the middle popped up, and they hadn't been...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

There is not a bad seat in the house at Chicago Shakespeare Theater -- but book early as it's a very popular venue! Their productions are 1st rate, well researched, and supported. We recently saw "Mary Stuart." Her story was well portrayed, and my! What...More

1  Thank okie56
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

WOW!!! We have seen the sign out at Navy Pier on past visits but have never taken the time to check out the schedule. We will be back !!!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took our 8yr old daughter to see a Midsummer's Night Dream a couple weeks ago and we loved it. My daughter had a little bit of a tough time following the storyline but she got some good laughs out if it...More

1  Thank WeddingShooter
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This is my first time in Chicago and i liked the idea to touch the heart of the art in such a beautiful place. All actors’ play was beyond any compliments. I loved Dion Johnstone and Bri Sudia!!!

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Yard Theater at Navy Pier and we were delighted with the performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The multiple level seating around the thrust stage was intimate without a bad seat in the house. Our seats were perfectly...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My wife and I attended a performance of "A Midsummer Nights Dream" last weekend. It was our first visit to the Shakespeare Theater and we were blown away. I attend a lot of plays and A Midsummer Nights Dream is one of my all time...More

Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater stages a wide variety of top-level theater on a relatively small thrust stage. We have seen classical Shakespeare on the Globe-like design as well as other classics and original productions such as our Christmas choice this year, the Q Brother’s Christmas Carol....More

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Streeterville
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
...More
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Vanessa V
4 January 2017|
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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
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Arnold B
2 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.
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