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Since its opening on Navy Pier in 1999, Chicago Shakespeare Theater has grown to be one of the largest theater companies in the city. Explore the theater’s three performance venues, including The Yard, a newly constructed, flexible year-round stage under a tent.

1 Hour
Theater lobby, 800 E. Grand Ave.

This tour will take you inside the three venues at CST: the 500-seat Jentes Family Courtyard Theater, inspired by theaters in early modern England; the intimate, 200-seat Carl and Marilynn Thoma Theater Upstairs; and The Yard, a uniquely designed space with nine movable seating towers that can accommodate 150 to 850 audience members.

  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

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