Established in 1955, Court Theatre is the professional theatre on campus at the University of Chicago. We are guided by our mission to create innovative productions of classic plays that are thought provoking, character-driven, and thematically enduring. Through main stage productions, audience enrichment programs, and collaborations with the University of Chicago, we re-examine, re-envision, and renew classic texts that pose enduring and provocative questions that define the human experience. Underlying this mission is our vision of becoming the Center for Classic Theatre, where the arts community looks for leadership in the creation, production and study of classic theatrical works. Court works to fulfill this mission first through the rigorous exploration of dramatic texts, including the African-American canon and musical theatre works; second by expanding the canon of classic theatre through initiatives such as the Barbara E. Franke Commissioning Program for New Classics; and third, by ongoing institutional strategic planning, which currently includes the possibility of an expanded, state-of-the-art facility. In all of its work, Court strives to sustain an artistic environment conducive to deeply creative work.Using our world travel planner, Chicago attractions like Court Theater can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Named “the most consistently excellent theater company in America” by The Wall Street Journal, Court has a national reputation for excellence and innovation. Through five adventurous and compelling main stage productions per season, as well as a wealth of free symposia, post-performance discussions and education programs, it endeavors to make a lasting contribution to American theatre by thoroughly examining and imaginatively re-envisioning classic works to illuminate timeless themes and uncover immediately relevant messages.
Court Theater Reviews
Good selection of well-done performances. This intimate theater is tucked in the campus of University of Chicago. Ticket holders get free parking in a nearby covered lot. A nice change of pace from do... more »
We purchased tickets specifically to see the production of , The Originalist, the story of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Not only were we moved by Edward Gero's portrayal and the presentation ... more »
From what I could tell, every seat is good - allowing you to see everything on stage. Wasn't prepared for the cost of the snacks - a bit pricey in my opinion. However the free parking in the evening was great! Ticket price was also good. Would definitely recommend.
The theater was great, it's on the University of Chicago campus. There were no bad seats, you can see the stage well from every angle. There is a bar, drinks from water to liquor were sold. The performance started on time. The staff was very gracious. Parking was free in the parking garage next door for the evening performance. I would definitely go to this theater again.
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