Tips for Court Theatre

5535 S. Ellis Avenue Chicago IL 60637 at University of Chicago
4.4 by 525 members
Court Theatre 4.414857142857143 out of 5 525

103 Court Theatre Tips

  • Parking is cheap 1
62 events
40 reviews
7 stars
A little bit of audience participation so if you don't want that, stay out of the first row. If you drink, take some into the theatre. There's popcorn available - I think it's free.
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18 events
6 reviews
4 stars
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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18 events
6 reviews
4 stars
Parking in the University garage on Ellis Avenue at 55th is inexpensive - it's right next door to Court.
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62 events
40 reviews
7 stars
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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62 events
40 reviews
7 stars
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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62 events
40 reviews
7 stars
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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62 events
40 reviews
7 stars
I wore Jeans, flannel shirt. .
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2 events
1 review
1 stars
The weather was Nice. I wore Jeans.
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10 events
4 reviews
3 stars
The weather was warm and muggy. I wore a skirt and sandals.
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33 events
5 reviews
10 stars
Parking garage next door to theater and some street parking available
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33 events
5 reviews
10 stars
10 events
5 reviews
5 stars
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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45 events
41 reviews
6 stars
Walking or Driving distance
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45 events
41 reviews
6 stars
Free Parking/ public transportation
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45 events
41 reviews
6 stars
19 events
3 reviews
2 stars
7-10 Bowl right around the corner was a comfortable and covenient place to eat.
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Carmel
53 events
8 reviews
145 stars
Free parking in the lot next door.
James Joyce's The Dead
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2 events
1 review
2 stars
Casual, free parking
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Don
50 events
24 reviews
1 stars
We eat before coming to court theater, though there are several places that fit the bill.
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Don
50 events
24 reviews
1 stars
As confortable as you may like is fine, remember the action is on stage, not in the audience.
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