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North Wabash Avenue 180, Chicago, IL 60601

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Drunk Shakespeare

Open Run

Zany, Rowdy and Debaucherous

The New York Times

Why See Drunk Shakespeare?

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Use code DRUNKCITY at checkout for your discount

New York Times Critics' Pick!
"A live action Drunk History" -TimeOut Magazine
"Zany, Rowdy and Debaucherous" -New York Times
"The Best Thing to Ever Happen to The Theater" -Slate Magazine
"Shakespeare shaken and stirred" - Lonely Planet

More performances of Shakespeare than any other company in NY!

Use code DRUNKCITY at checkout for your discount


Take a journey to the mysterious hidden speakeasy behind the Chicago Theater. Enter through a locksmith's shop and discover a glam cocktail bar and library where the infamous Drunk Shakespeare Society are ready to perform!

Oddities abound in this clandestine corner, not least the display of one hundred books, forever encased in amber fluid beside a royal throne...

But the main event really begins when one actor takes to the stage after at least five shots of whiskey...and attempts to perform an entire play by William Shakespeare. Notoriously tongue-twisting when dead sober, Drunk Shakespeare takes the bard in a whole new direction. So grab a drink, sit back and enjoy a totally unpredictable and riotously hilarious evening!

Created by Scott Griffin and David Hudson, this critically acclaimed show takes the bard in a whole new direction.

Only one can be King  (or Queen). Learn more about the exclusive King experience at


$25* Balcony tickets
Mezzanine tickets
Stage-Side tickets

Performance Schedule: Wed 8pm, Thu 7:30pm, Fri 8pm & 10pm, Sat 8pm & 10pm
 Craft cocktails & snacks available during the show.

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Opening night: 2 May 2019


21+ Photo ID Required

Run time

90 minutes

And before you stop reading

*Offer subject to availability and black out dates. Not all seats discounted. Discount code valid for $39 Balcony, $59 Mezzanine & $79 Stage-Side seats only.  All purchases with credit/debit, including online / phone orders, will incur a $4 processing fee. Schedule & cast subject to change. No exchanges or refunds, all sales final. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid for prior purchases. Ages 21+ only.

HEALTH WARNING: We do not condone excessive drinking. Our actors have a regular rotation system and are carefully monitored at all times. Drinking in moderation can be fun. Drinking to excess can ruin your life. We promote healthy drinking.

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