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Writers Theatre

325 Tudor Ct, Glencoe, IL 60022-1544
+1 847-242-6000
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Very good venue with high quality productions

We have seen several plays at the new theater and several at its predecessor and enjoyed them all... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
JckMack
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Winnetka, Illinois
Great live theater addition to Chicago's North Shore

Writer's Theater has a history of putting on outstanding theater but its new spectacular venue adds... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2017
Kenneth L
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In 1992, Writers Theatre was founded in order to create an environment where the written word and the nurturing of artists were the foundation of all productions. We opened our first venue that year in the ante-room of a newly opened bookstore in Glencoe on the North Shore of Chicago. The limited space available gave way to a new aesthetic that has been a company hallmark ever since-intimacy. Under the artistic leadership of Founding Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, who continues in that role to this day, Writers became a welcome addition to the already vibrant Chicago arts community. The Theatre quickly garnered significant critical acclaim and established a reputation as a home for world-class art and artists, opening a second performance space in 2003. Our inviting 108-seat Tudor Court space continued the company's trademark level of intimacy while allowing for a new scale of production and affording the opportunity to expand audiences, programming and educational outreach. Acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top half-dozen regional theatres in the country, Writers has offered more than 90 productions, including 16 world premieres. We have garnered numerous awards and accolades, including 110 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and 25 Awards, as well as multiple citations of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam for excellence and contributions to the field, including The 2010 Zelda Fichandler Award. In 2007, Writers debuted nationally with a New York premiere of Crime and Punishment, followed in 2011 by a Lincoln Center production of A Minister's Wife-the musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Candida, conceived and directed by Halberstam. In November 2013, Writers Theatre announced the launch of the $34 million On to a New Stage Campaign to establish the company's first permanent home in a new theatre center in downtown Glencoe, designed by the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, FAIA, in collaboration with Theatre Consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. This allows the Theatre to continue to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. The new facility resonates with and complements the Theatre's neighboring Glencoe community, adding tremendous value to Chicagoland and helping to establish the North Shore as a premier cultural destination.
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325 Tudor Ct, Glencoe, IL 60022-1544
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

We have seen several plays at the new theater and several at its predecessor and enjoyed them all. The new theater (with a larger and a smaller theater) is excellent and beautiful, and the productions have been very high quality, both in terms of cast...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Writer's Theater has a history of putting on outstanding theater but its new spectacular venue adds to the enjoyment and quality of the productions. There are two theaters in the building and both have excellent sight lines and acoustics. Every theater will have hits and...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Have a season subscription. Have enjoyed the intimate spaces in the theater and the wonderful productions.

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

The productions are consistently top notch. Sight lines to the stage are good from any seat. Accoustics are good.

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

I have lived in this village, basically, my whole life--and Writer's Theater is, by far, the best thing going for it. Because of Writer's Theater, we have been able to attract several excellent restaurants and now even a little wine bar. In a town of...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2017

Both shows I've seen have been fantastic. There is not a bad seat in the house. You can even bring your beverage into the theatre with the help of the sippy-cup. Try sitting in the front row. It's like being in the play itself!

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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

This new building has been through so many obstacles since construction started ; however once completed this will be a must see if you are in the area. Great design and state of the art underground duct system....

Thank Vi S
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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

We adore this theater. The acting is always superb, the choice of plays is varied, the venue is incredible and there's plenty of free parking! We haven't visited the wine/food bar inside so cannot comment but we recommend this venue without reservation and with much...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful venue! We saw a show in the Alexander C. & John D. Nichols Theatre and it was amazing. From the show to the set to the comfort of the seats it was well worth it. The venue for the show was very...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

Writers Theatre does a wonderful job of selecting and producing great plays. However, my husband and I have mixed feelings about the new building. Architecturally it is very well done and extremely interesting. On our most recent visit we were seated in the upper most...More

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