Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is a leading international theater company and the recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, CST is dedicated to creating extraordinary production of classics, new works and family programming; to unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and to serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its World’s Stage Series. Throughout 2016, CST spearheaded the international arts and culture festival, Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a citywide celebration of the playwright’s 400-year legacy.

Through a year-round season encompassing more than 650 performances, CST attracts 225,000 audience members annually. One in four of its audience members is under eighteen years old, and today its education programs have impacted the learning of over one million students. CST is proud to take an active role in empowering the next generation of literate, engaged cultural champions and creative minds. Visit the Chicago Shakespeare Theater website at


Chicago Shakespeare Theater ticket holders are guaranteed discounted indoor parking at the Navy Pier Garages. Take a ticket from the automated machine as you enter the parking garage through the Theater’s dedicated parking entrance. You must have your parking ticket validated in the Theater Lobby to receive your discount.

Access Shakespeare

Chicago Shakespeare strives to make its facility and performances accessible to all patrons, and most productions have designated Access Shakespeare performances.

Accessible programming includes:

  • Audio-described (AD) performances, with a pre-show Touch Tour of the set
  • ASL Duo-interpreted performances
  • Open-captioned performances
  • Large-print and Braille programs
  • Assistive-listening devices

In addition, Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers fully accessible seating, parking, and restrooms, and extends courtesy wheelchair service from our dedicated parking entrance to the Theater.

To book tickets, call the Chicago Shakespeare Box Office at 1-312-595-5600 (phone) or 1-312-595-3752 (TTY) and indicate your wish to participate in the program so that we may provide the best possible seats and service. For more information, including the dates of this season’s sign-interpreted and audio-described performances, please visit

Group Sales

All it takes is a party of 10 or more to save on tickets! Make your next group outing unforgettable with a trip to Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Whether you’re planning an outing for an organization, clients, school, tour group or friends and family, CST’s group sales team is standing by to help you plan the perfect experience. Special discounted ticket rates are available for university and high school student groups, and all groups save up to 15% off the regular price. Learn more at

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Box Office:
 1-312-595-5600 (see for hours and more)
Group Sales: 1-312-595-5678 (groups of 10 or more)

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