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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 #6 of 366 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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Sedona, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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
46 helpful votes 46 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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McCook, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The acrobatics of the performers in this show was outstanding! There were many times we held our breath, and at the end all four kids had four different favorite acts! This is a must to see on Navy Pier!

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a great theater. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Very quaint and the atmosphere is great. Plenty of places to walk around and eat or drink before or after a show. I can't wait to go back!

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I attended a reception at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and was happily surprise to get to tour the theater itself. It puts you in mind of Shakespeare's original theater, The Globe. It's beautiful and comfortable. When I'm next in town, I'm going to see a show here.

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Durango, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our destination was Navy Pier - almost didn't have enough time after getting sidetracked by this performance!

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Monroe, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a great show! We were so fortunate to see the Globe's production in Chicago while there on vacation. The production was awesome and the venue is beautiful. What a treat!

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