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Fall in Love with Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Fall in Love with Chicago Shakespeare Theater

August 28, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, located at Navy Pier, has produced award-winning shows and has blossomed into an entertainment powerhouse of Chicago. Immerse yourself in the storytelling genius of Shakespeare this fall, as you sit back, relax, and enjoy some iambic pentameter. Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be hosting the world premiere of Since I Suppose, a pedestrian-based […]

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Brings New Fun to Holiday Plays

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Brings New Fun to Holiday Plays

December 6, 2013

What with family and friends coming to town and lots of vacation time to fill, the holidays are always a great time to take in a show. If you’re thinking of visiting the theater this season, make the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier your destination! With both The Merry Wives of Windsor and A […]

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Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week at Navy Pier!

Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week at Navy Pier!

February 13, 2013

Over 75 productions, 63 theaters, six days, and one city. Did you do the math correctly? If so, then you know that these numbers add up to the anticipated Chicago Theatre Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the world-class theater companies here in Chicago. Move over New York City! Chicago’s the REAL “theater capital of […]

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World Premiere of Cadre | CST

World Premiere of Cadre | CST

February 11, 2013

Something brand new and exciting is on its way to Chicago Shakespeare Theater this Thursday, February 15! May we present Cadre, the CST’s brand new production, which isn’t only making its debut at Navy Pier this week; it’s also making its world premiere! Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Market Theatre of Johannesburg have partnered up […]

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Julius Caesar | CST

Julius Caesar | CST

February 4, 2013

“Beware the Ides of March,” or in this case, beware February 5 through March 24 when the powerful tragedy Julius Caesar comes to life in a contemporary retelling on the Chicago Shakespeare Theater stage. The play, originally written by William Shakespeare and performed in the early 1600s, tells a story of betrayal, conspiracy, and power. […]

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Dickens’ Women | CST

Dickens’ Women | CST

December 17, 2012

Two hundred years ago, the brilliant English writer – Charles Dickens – was born in Portsmouth, England, and two hundred years later we’re still marveling over his work. No one created full and complicated characters or portrayed Victorian society quite like Dickens; very few authors also experienced the popularity and success Dickens knew during his […]

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The School for Lies | CST

The School for Lies | CST

November 28, 2012

If you’re a little intimidated by the work of great playwrights or aren’t sure if you’d enjoy something written in verse, let alone set in the 17th century, then let the new Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of The School for Lies be your very hilarious introduction! This contemporary adaptation of the classic French satire The […]

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Black Watch | CST

Black Watch | CST

October 10, 2012

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is moving off of the Pier for its latest production.  Black Watch, a story about soldiers who served in the war in Iraq, will be performed in the Broadway Armory in Edgewater.  With loud explosions, strobe lights, and a plot that really hits home, Black Watch is back for a second run […]

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Sunday in the Park with George | CST

Sunday in the Park with George | CST

September 26, 2012

Witness the 2012/2013 Chicago Shakespeare Theater season get things started by taking in tonight’s opening of Sunday in the Park with George! This beautiful Pulitzer Prize and Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical drama, which originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1983, has since made its way to Broadway, journeyed to London, and revisited New York and London […]

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart | CST

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart | CST

September 24, 2012

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater has been home to some pretty interesting productions over the years and if you’re into innovative, international and emotionally gripping theater, then you’re in for a real treat with The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart. The play, which mixes music, song, folklore, and dance into its story, is being presented by […]

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Where Have They Gone, Georges?

Where Have They Gone, Georges?

September 16, 2012

You’ve been thinking about your Sunday trip to the Art Institute of Chicago all week, dreaming about the calming effects a quiet stroll through the galleries will have on you after another long and hectic work week. Finally, the day arrives. You know exactly where you’re headed first: Second Floor, Medieval to Modern European Painting […]

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Windy – Blues on the Blue: Live from Lake Michigan!

Windy – Blues on the Blue: Live from Lake Michigan!

June 6, 2012

Set sail on Tall Ship Windy for live blues midst the winds and waters of Lake Michigan.  Grab a drink from the bar, sit back, and enjoy the city skyline at sunset from the decks of this majestic tall ship. Ticket prices: $35 for adults, $30 for students/seniors, $20 for kids. Buy tickets: Tall Ship Windy Presents: Barry […]

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Tall Ship Windy Presents: Unrehearsed Shakespeare!

Tall Ship Windy Presents: Unrehearsed Shakespeare!

May 5, 2012

The Tall Ship Windy at Navy Pier presents The Comedy of Errors as you’ve never seen it before!  Take to the seas for this fast-paced, high-energy performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.  Combine the Tall Ship Windy and some good ‘ole Shakespeare and you’ve got an adventure waiting to happen! What is Unrehearsed Shakespeare, asks thee? Performing in the […]

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Chicago Shakes – Timon of Athens

Chicago Shakes – Timon of Athens

April 13, 2012

Haven’t been to the theater lately? Come by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier and check out one of their new and/or upcoming shows! The upcoming shows include Being Shakespeare and Timon of Athens. A History of Everything and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart are two shows that are coming up in a few months, […]

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Chicago Shakes: Short Shakespeare – The Taming of the Shrew

Chicago Shakes: Short Shakespeare – The Taming of the Shrew

March 26, 2012

“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Does this famous line sound familiar to you? Does Shakespeare ring a bell? That line was from Shakespeare’s famous play, “Romeo and Juliet”. Explore another one of Shakespeare’s masterful works right here at Navy Pier’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew, […]

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Chicago Shakes: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Chicago Shakes: A Midsummer Night's Dream

March 22, 2012

Want to get lost in the world of Shakespeare? A Midsummer Night’s Dream is at Navy Pier’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) through April 8. Do not miss out on this riveting performance of a classic tale! Shakespeare’s love potion-fueled comedy comes to life in CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin’s must-see, all-new production! A company […]

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Chicago Shakes – The Feast: An Intimate Tempest

Chicago Shakes – The Feast: An Intimate Tempest

January 16, 2012

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents The Feast: An Intimate Tempest Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater January 18 – March 11, 2012 Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be showing The Feast: An Intimate Tempest this Jan. 8 through March 11 at the Upstairs Theater. The bold collision of text with extraordinary objects and imagery ignites this muscular, innovative […]

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The One and Only Windy City Circus at Navy Pier

The One and Only Windy City Circus at Navy Pier

December 14, 2011

February, 17-26, 2012 – Festival Hall at Navy Pier Windy City Circus hosts their Inaugural show February 17-26 with Navy Pier serving as the Big-Top! What’s a circus but a place where dreams come true? High-flying acrobats dazzle the imagination with fearless flight and animal tamers delight in the thrill of defying nature’s wrath! David and […]

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Rethink Navy Pier: Indoor Shops, Restaurants and Attractions!

Rethink Navy Pier: Indoor Shops, Restaurants and Attractions!

November 28, 2011

Winter blahs got you down? Have no fear, because Navy Pier is here with the cure… The Pier is your place to be during the summer months, but many think Navy Pier is a cold place to be avoided when Old Man Winter is in town! No matter how low the mercury dips, our boardwalk […]

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Winter WonderStage at Winter Wonderfest

Winter WonderStage at Winter Wonderfest

November 23, 2011

Do you have the winter blahs? Well Navy Pier has the winter pop, rock, funk and soul! Visit Navy Pier and wiggle the winter blues away with live entertainment on the Winter WonderStage located in Winter WonderFest! Party Band Nights 7 pm to 9:30 pm every Friday and Saturday December 2 – January 7 Come […]

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