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Court Theater

5535 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1401
+1 773-753-4472
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Make time for this one!

I'm not a professional theater-goer, but I love this one. Varied, interesting productions that... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
lauralei99
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Chicago, Illinois
Terrific theater space, loved the show

Wonderful theater space, free parking, amazing cast. I'm not a fan of physical comedy, but my... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2016
Ruth M
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Feb 17, 2017
“Make time for this one!”
Jun 9, 2016
“Terrific theater space, loved the show”
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5535 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637-1401
Hyde Park
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

I'm not a professional theater-goer, but I love this one. Varied, interesting productions that are beautifully staged. Very affordable. The staff are great and seem to love being there. Each show has one performance that is followed by discussion with the people involved with the...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2016

Wonderful theater space, free parking, amazing cast. I'm not a fan of physical comedy, but my companion loved the show. Very impressed that the cast could act, sing and play musical instruments

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

consistently great productions. just saw Long Day's Journey Into Night which was superb. small theater with excellent sight lines. highly recomended

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Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Court is located in the Hyde Park area, a neighborhood worthy of exploring for a number of reasons (museums, book shops, restaurants, Obama history). Court ,when in session, offers terrific productions of classic theater, not always meaning traditionally accepted definitions of "classic". A car is...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

The Court Theatre is located in Chicago's Hyde Park community (University of Chicago). I've seen numerous productions at the Theatre. The Midwest Premiere of Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout was outstanding. Featuring Barry Shabaka Henley (Ali, Devil in a Blue Dress, Collateral, among...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2015

As I am a fan of August Wilson, I was excited to see Gem of the Ocean at Court Theatre. It was excellent! This was my 2nd visit to Court for a Wilson play (Jitney 2012). Have also seen Wilson's plays in Washington DC (Radio...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed downtown (The Thompson) and made the trip to the Court Theater on the Univ. of Chicago campus for a Sunday matinee. Very glad we did. It's a small, intimate theater, no bad seats, and the production - "The Good Book" - was great....More

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Reviewed December 9, 2014

There are few theaters as intimate and powerful as the Court Theater on the University of Chicago campus. There are no bad seats. The low slop design of the audience seating provides everyone with a clear view and good sound from the stage. I saw...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have seen a couple of musicals here including folk opera Porgy and Bess. In each case I thought the performances were excellent. Located on U of Chicago campus it may be off the beaten path for those staying in the Loop who are close...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Court Theater was a highlight of living in the Hyde Park neighborhood while in graduate school thirty years ago. I have gone back through the years and went again last night to see M. Butterfly. The cast was superb and the intimacy of the...More

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If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
...More
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