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Court Theatre is located at 5535 S. Ellis Ave. on the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus. The theatre is 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 things to do in the neighborhood.


  • Performance days: 12:00 p.m. – start of show
  • Non-performance days: Monday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Closed Sunday
  • 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.
  • Box Office is closed July 1 – 8 and December 24 – January 1

Court Theatre offers free evening and weekend parking to its patrons in the garage at 55th Street and S. Ellis Avenue. Enter the garage from S. Ellis Avenue or S. Greenwood Avenue, and take a ticket from the machine upon entrance. For 30 minutes following the performance, the S. Ellis Avenue gate will automatically raise when your car approaches for a free and easy exit. It is not necessary to insert your ticket upon exiting at the gate. 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 Street at S. Ellis Avenue. From the Loop, patrons can transfer from the Garfield Red Line train or the #6 Jackson Park Express. 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.


Court Theatre Seating Chart