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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 367 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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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is an exceptional theater company that all enthusiasts need to experience. We have been attending productions for over 10 years and have subscribed for the past 7 years. To date, every production has been wonderful. Of course, some have been superb but all have been great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater always has high quality work on stage. Some is traditional some is more experimental but is always good. I enjoy being in the theater but it can feel like a bit of a trek getting to Navy Pier. It is worth the effort though. Good acting and good direction.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a hidden gem in Chicago! Affordable and entertaining Theater. I'm not a big Shakespeare lover but love going here and experiencing their take on Shakespeare. Both Theaters located here are small enough that every seat is great.

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Evanston, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Shows are always unique and interesting. There are no bad seats. So take whatever is available and be prepared for a memorable night. There is special parking for Theatre goers.

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Leipzig, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We booked a tour by boot and enjoyed the view from the Lake Michigan to Downtown Chicago. During our visit, the Navy Pier was renovating. It will be a very attractiv place in a few years.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Don't miss the show! Everybody in our group ranging from 11- 44 years old thoroughly enjoyed the show. Tickets are cheaper at the box office than at Ticket Master. We sat in the "cheap seats" and the view was still great. Also, once the show started, we were allowed to move to the empty seats that were in the premium... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A beautiful theatre to watch Henry V. That's us English folks watching an English play written by an English playwright about an English king, performed by Americans in Chicago...FABULOUS...It couldn't have been better.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I've watched multiple plays at the Shakespeare Theater. I have got to say that these plays are the best ones that I have watched compared to other theaters. I got the chance to experience watching Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night's Dream, which were all amazing. If you do happen to visit Chicago, make sure... More

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Chiago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When they are great, they are great. But all too often just average or even bad. I realize that Chicagoans love to love this theater but really Henry V was such a waste of an evening and not the first time. I am no longer a season ticket buyer. Buyer beware.

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love this theatre. Its set up in the round, a modern space with a nod to the original theatre environment of Shakespeare. The productions are always creative and compelling. The board is thoughtful, engaged and committed. This is a must go.

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