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Court Theater

5535 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1401
+1 773-753-4472
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First Time Will Not Be the Last Time

We purchased tickets specifically to see the production of , The Originalist, the story of Supreme... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LUchicago
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Chicago
Always dependable; often soaring!

Don't think that "Classical Theater" means all Greek, Roman or Shakespeare. Court does a mix each... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gayhayward
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Chicago, Illinois
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5535 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1401
Hyde Park
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We purchased tickets specifically to see the production of , The Originalist, the story of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Not only were we moved by Edward Gero's portrayal and the presentation of this very colorful character, we found the entire experience convenient. The free...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't think that "Classical Theater" means all Greek, Roman or Shakespeare. Court does a mix each season. For example, their recent version of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner was a wonderful adaptation of the movie, with just enough "updating" to keep it relevant without losing...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

I'm not a professional theater-goer, but I love this one. Varied, interesting productions that are beautifully staged. Very affordable. The staff are great and seem to love being there. Each show has one performance that is followed by discussion with the people involved with the...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Wonderful theater space, free parking, amazing cast. I'm not a fan of physical comedy, but my companion loved the show. Very impressed that the cast could act, sing and play musical instruments

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

consistently great productions. just saw Long Day's Journey Into Night which was superb. small theater with excellent sight lines. highly recomended

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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Court is located in the Hyde Park area, a neighborhood worthy of exploring for a number of reasons (museums, book shops, restaurants, Obama history). Court ,when in session, offers terrific productions of classic theater, not always meaning traditionally accepted definitions of "classic". A car is...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

The Court Theatre is located in Chicago's Hyde Park community (University of Chicago). I've seen numerous productions at the Theatre. The Midwest Premiere of Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout was outstanding. Featuring Barry Shabaka Henley (Ali, Devil in a Blue Dress, Collateral, among...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2015

As I am a fan of August Wilson, I was excited to see Gem of the Ocean at Court Theatre. It was excellent! This was my 2nd visit to Court for a Wilson play (Jitney 2012). Have also seen Wilson's plays in Washington DC (Radio...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2015

We stayed downtown (The Thompson) and made the trip to the Court Theater on the Univ. of Chicago campus for a Sunday matinee. Very glad we did. It's a small, intimate theater, no bad seats, and the production - "The Good Book" - was great....More

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

There are few theaters as intimate and powerful as the Court Theater on the University of Chicago campus. There are no bad seats. The low slop design of the audience seating provides everyone with a clear view and good sound from the stage. I saw...More

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historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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