1,000 artists. 850 events. 120 sites across Chicago. A celebration 400 years in the making.
Famed French actor George Bigot and Chicago's Theatre Y hunt for the paradox that animates the nightmare of the Scottish play in this highly physical work.
38 Plays. 38 Chefs.
38 chefs are cooking up delicious dishes inspired by Shakespeare’s 38 plays. Featured restaurants span ethnic cuisines and explore the sweet and savory—at every price point.
The Joffrey Ballet and world-renowned choreographer and Director of the Polish National Ballet Krzysztof Pastor create a unique telling of the Bard's romantic tragedy.
Chicago Opera Theater presents Henry Purcell’s re-imagination of A Midsummer Night's Dream, bringing new life to Shakespeare's beloved tale.
Victorian American Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s conquest of America in the nineteenth century paradoxically led Americans to help re-shape British culture.
The Complete Deaths
The UK's Spymonkey performs all 75 of Shakespeare's onstage deaths—sometimes lingeringly, sometimes messily, sometimes movingly, sometimes musically, but always hysterically.
City Desk 400
Scholars from 10 universities share insights into the wide breadth of festival programs.
Celebrate the Bard on and off Broadway with music from the great American songbook and staring top cabaret and musical theater performers from Chicago and beyond.
The Man, The Myth, The Works: The Challenge of Celebrating Shakespeare
Shakespeare gender studies pioneer Coppélia Kahn explores the Bard at the Newberry Library.
Based on an audience suggestion, the acclaimed Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece before your very eyes at the iO Theater