Tips for Court Theatre

5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago IL 60637 at University of Chicago
4.4 by 461 members
Court Theatre 4.384381778741867 out of 5 461

102 Court Theatre Tips

  • Parking is cheap 1
There are some casual dining options close by - first is the Nile on 55th Street for Middle Eastern cuisine. Medici on 57th Street is a campus classic, but can be crowded at dinner time. There are also new options on 53rd Street - Promontory, A10 and Yusho, but these will require parking and then moving your car or a long walk - plan accordingly.
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Parking in the University garage on Ellis Avenue at 55th is inexpensive - it's right next door to Court.
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Limited concession stand, no alcohol. Bring an umbrella if it's raining, because you have to get from the parking garage to the theatre in the open.
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If you don't live in Hyde Park, getting supper can be a little bit of a problem because you have to get to the area through rush hour traffic, resulting in a short window of time to eat before the show. There's nothing much around the theatre, so you have to eat somewhere else, then drive to the theatre.
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There is a parking garage located just off Ellis Avenue, on the east side of the street. You have to take a ticket to get in, and get a "paid" pass at the theatre - it's free.
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I wore Jeans, flannel shirt. .
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The weather was Nice. I wore Jeans.
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The weather was warm and muggy. I wore a skirt and sandals.
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Parking garage next door to theater and some street parking available
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We were told there was free parking in the lot next door. It costs $4 to get out of the lot.
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Walking or Driving distance
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Free Parking/ public transportation
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7-10 Bowl right around the corner was a comfortable and covenient place to eat.
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Carmel Red Velvet
Free parking in the lot next door.
James Joyce's The Dead
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Don
We eat before coming to court theater, though there are several places that fit the bill.
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Don
As confortable as you may like is fine, remember the action is on stage, not in the audience.
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