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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 center is convenient and very comfortable. We saw Little Mermaid and the performance entertained young kids, teenagers and adults alike. We were impressed with the acting, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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San Juan Capistrano, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The center is convenient and very comfortable. We saw Little Mermaid and the performance entertained young kids, teenagers and adults alike. We were impressed with the acting, but also the creativity of the stage props. All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon and I highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been to the Navy Pier on several occasions and must say now that the renovations are nearly complete ands to the overall space for visitors alike. Although Chicago is known as the windy city, this last visit was on the most delightful summers day. The lake as smooth as a mirror with boating and sails abound people enjoying... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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Toronto, Canada
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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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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 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.