Navy Pier, 800 East Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

The King's Speech Poster

The King's Speech

September 12 - October 17, 2019

Waiting for me to... commence a conversation, one can wait rather a long wait.

Why See The King's Speech?


Theatrical debut

With his country on the brink of another unfathomable war with Germany, King George VI (affectionately known as Bertie) is wracked with nerves as he steps up to address his subjects. Suffering all his life from a debilitating stammer, the public speaking expected of a monarch in the growing age of radio has Bertie on the back foot. Coupled with a responsibility he never expected, he must find his voice. Enter charismatic speech therapist Lionel Logue, an Australian with dramatic flair - and the man who's going to teach his King to overcome his problem, however unorthodox the treatment.

Based on the true story of the unlikely partnership that flourished between Logue and Bertie, The King's Speech is recognizable to many as 2010's multi-award winning film starring Colin Firth and Geoffry Rush. But writer David Seider always envisioned his work on the stage, an ambition now realized by Chicago Shakspeare Company. Opening their 2019/20 season, this much anticipated theatrical adaptation will once more explore the men's extraordinary friendship that outgrew the bounds of Royal and subject - and saw Bertie able to speak to his nation unimpeded. 

show content hide content

Additional Information


Opening night: 12 September 2019

And before you stop reading

Photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash

What you thought

Seen The King's Speech? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow Chicago-Theater.com visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now


Venue home

Venue home







Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about The King's Speech at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

You might also like

Until Jul 14, 2019

Miracle: A Musical 108 Years in the Making

This new musical is a winner!

Until Jul 14, 2019

Ms. Blakk for President

Inspired by the true story of America's first black drag queen presidential candidate

Open Run

The Winner of Our Discontent

The Winner´┐Żof Our Discontent, debuting just over a month after the election, delivers on its title: Its writer-performers are reeling, hurt, afraid and angry. Their reactions to the results of November 8, and the cognitive dissonance of its continui

Please note: The term Chicago Shakespeare Theater and/or The King's Speech as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and/or The King's Speech and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and/or The King's Speech and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.