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Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier

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Address: 800 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 595 5600
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Description: Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater...
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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The week that we were in Chicago The Little Mermaid was at The Shakespeare Theater on The Navy Pier. Unfortunately for us it was sold out. The tickets were priced very affordably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The week that we were in Chicago The Little Mermaid was at The Shakespeare Theater on The Navy Pier. Unfortunately for us it was sold out. The tickets were priced very affordably at $34 for adults and $22 for children under 13.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There is not a bad seat in this little gem of a theater. We usually come to see the summer offerings, one one of which is usually a Disney play. The parking is comped when you get your ticket stamped and it's very easy to find a space right at the pier. Then it's just a short walk inside and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

I recently saw The Little Mermaid play and we loved it! The characters came out the sides of the stage and were so believable I got a tear in my eye! What a beautiful show and wonderful staff! May bring my younger daughter again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Gorgeous theater, not a bad seat in the place. Wonderful productions of Shakespeare as well as more modern plays. A must see.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Perhaps the single most reason to visit the pier. The theater itself is world class and the repertoire of plays performed throughout the year is first rate as well.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This was our first visit to Chicago Shakespeare Theater and it didn't disappoint on any level. Getting there and finding parking was a concern that was unfounded. There is a ton of parking, underground and a valet service. Perfect. There is also a great restaurant a few doors down and you don't have to go outside to get there (Riva's... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Since we out of state folks discovered this dynamic theater some years back, it's become crucial for each visit. Such excellent staging, acting, music, costumes! It seems no matter what they turn their talents to, this group excels. We've learned to trust their instincts no matter how improbable the production sounds--a musical Jane Austen?! A hip-hop Othello?? Both delightful, rewarding,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We bought tickets to this new musical largely because the theatre was close to where we staying, the price was right and we were simply curious. We weren't anticipating a brilliant performance in such a lovely venue. The musical itself is solid, with songs that drive the plot forward. But to work, it demands skilled performers whose voices bring the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It doesn't get any better than this...the world premiere musical, "Sense and Sensibility" in the world class Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. This performance would make Jane Austin smile! The professional acting, the original music, the perfectly harmonized voices, the period costumes, the simple yet elegant sets melded together to present this classic with light humor and grace. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I attended a performance of Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at Chicago Shakespeare Theater which is located in a very comfortable and intimate venue on historic Navy Pier. The performance, although set in the Regency Period of England was vivid, vibrant, real, and relevant examination of love and attraction and family. I strongly recommend this particular play and the venue.

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Address: 800 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 312 595 5600
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville

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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 the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.