Chicago Shakespeare Theater serves as the cultural anchor of historic Navy Pier on downtown Chicago’s lakefront. Sir Peter Hall, Founder of Great Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company, calls it “one of the best, if not the best, Shakespeare spaces in the world.” The 500-seat Jentes Family Courtyard Theater was inspired by theaters in early modern England, and evokes the design of Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre. The three seating levels — Main Floor, Dress Circle and Gallery — wrap around the thrust stage, fostering an intimate, immediate relationship between actors and audience.
The Courtyard Theater at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611