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Situated on the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus, Court Theatre is located at 5535 S. Ellis Ave. across the street from the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center, and just south of the parking garage. Visit our Hyde Park and recommended restaurants pages for more ideas about what to do while you are in the neighborhood.

Non-performance days: Monday – Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: closed
Performance days: 12:00 p.m. – start of show
Box Office is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Court Theatre offers free parking to its patrons on evenings and weekends in the garage at 55th Street and S. Ellis Avenue. Enter the garage from S. Ellis Avenue or S. Greenwood and take a ticket from the machine upon entrance. After the performance, the S. Ellis Avenue exit gate will be raised for 30 minutes for a free and easy exit. If you stay for a post-show discussion, please ask the House Manager for a validation ticket. There is accessible parking available in the garage.

The #55 Garfield bus stops on 55th St at Ellis and may be transferred to from
the Red Line train and the #6 Jackson Park Express bus coming from the loop. For
more public transportation options, please visit

Our fully stocked lobby bar is open 45 minutes before each performance. We offer beer, wine, liquor, coffee, tea, and a wide variety of snacks. Make sure to come early to enjoy one of our Signature Cocktails, specifically themed for each production. Also, ask our bartender how to pre-order your cocktails for intermission. #SkipTheLine


Court Theatre Seating Chart