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Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

800 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
312 595 5600
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Ranked #8 of 371 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
Owner description: Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Isango Ensemble from South Africa demonstrated spectacular voices with a cultural influence as they interpreted Mozart's The Magic Flute. This matinee was affirmation of the impact live theatre has to create inspiration about the story telling capacity of the human race. This performace shows how music, dance and theatre at its best creates a magical experience for an audience.

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Chicago
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have been going to the Chicago Shakespeare Theater for years now and enjoy their performances immensely. Sometimes they offer classic interpretations and sometimes they do something really unusual, like have a pool on the stage that characters jump into. Either way, the acting is top-notch and I always come away with a lot to think about. I started taking... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Navy Pier location and the stained glass museum is a must see while waiting for your play to start.

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Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What happens on stage at CST is great. What happens in the ticket office is not. For several years we have purchased individual seats online. Compared with other major cultural venues in Chicago, CST's ticket interface has always been a bit frustrating. This year we thought we would try buying season tickets. Unfortunately this was a big mistake. The high-pressure... More

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Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Navy Pier/ Ferris Wheel/ Theatre/ Retaurants/Boat Rides/All great The Park Nearby with the Bean and other stuff......equally fantastic.......Goooooood Shoopping ...spent 5 days exploring all these options.. had an amazing time!!!

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Sedona, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been season ticket holders for many years, but there isn't a bad seat in the house. Barbara Gaines and her guest directors do a remarkable job bringing Shakespeare plays as well as one non traditional play to Chicagoland each season. Always a great experience. Go!!!

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited Navy Pier and saw Suessical at the Shakespeare Theater. Great show, fabulous costumes, very nice theater. Price was $24 each, which is a bargain compared to the cost of other Chicago theater productions. And of course there's so much to do before and after the show at Navy Pier. Tip: book in advance for good seats. Also, 6... More

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Zagreb
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you love Shakespeare, then this place is for you. I have been six times so far over the years and have never been disappointed. Shakespeare always comes alive with great appreciation due to this company. Keep it up.

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Arlington Heights
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113 reviews 113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My 11 year old granddaughter and I saw Suessical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. It was outstanding. The talent of the cast is magnificent, and the creativity of the show is spectacular. Some of the characters of Dr. Suess are brought to life in a magical way as the stories are interwoven. The music is terrific. Although young children will like... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is the second time we were here, and no matter where we sit, it's a great view. The plays are enjoyable (saw Suessical this time), very professionally done.

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