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Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
Ranked #11 of 179 Concerts & Shows in Chicago
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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.
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Shakes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

The Chicago Shakespeare theater was an amazing theater. I have seen a couple of plays in the theater and entertained every time I go. The theater is beautiful and the building itself is majestic. It is definitely a place to see if you ever want to visit Chicago and if you want to see a play and be well entertained.

Visited March 2013
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Arlington Heights IL
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Shakespeare at its best - with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater gives first rate and award-winning performances of the plays of William Shakespeare. The building is the best architecture on Navy Pier and offers stunning views of the Chicago Skyline - even from the bathrooms.

Visited July 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Entertaining!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

If you’re one for Shakespeare in the Park, then you will probably enjoy this. Granted, this is very touristy, but if you’re a tourist needing your “Shakespeare Fix," then I suggest this. As with most theatre professionals, this is a passion, and this is evident in their talent! My children always enjoy this (8 & 13), but we’ve brought guests’ children who don’t share this same opinion.

Visited July 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always something interesting and well produced to see.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Henry VIII was terrific. A must see! As usual the visuals were great and the thrust stage makes you feel like you were part of the action. Excellent costumes and staging.

Visited May 2013
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

I saw Othello, the Remix, a rap version of Othello that was chilling in it's grittiness and power, while still having laugh out loud moments. Incredibly talented writer, who was a member of the cast, cast, crew, and venue.

Visited May 2013
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