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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Changing the face of Navy Pier, the new Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) will repurpose the former Skyline Stage, expanding CTS’s footprint and production capabilities. Bulley & Andrews is currently serving as construction manager for the 35,000 SF project.

An innovative new theater, the Yard will be built under the existing white canopy of the Skyline Stage. Audience members will be seated on one of nine towers that can be moved to create a variety of theatrical events and configurations, allowing the space to seat up to 850 patrons or offer a more intimate experience. New lobby areas will attach the Yard to the existing CST building to the east.

A global theatrical force, CST is known for vibrant productions that reflect Shakespeare’s genius for storytelling, language and empathy for the human condition. The new Yard will enhance the CST’s ability to deliver new and imaginative productions to its audiences.

Watch this animated video to see for yourself the innovative and imaginative new design of the Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Click here to take a behind the scenes look at construction of The Yard.

Client

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Project Size

35,000 SF

Engineer / Architect

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture LLP

Role

Construction Manager

Project Location

Chicago, IL

Service

Renovation

Market

Institutional