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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


Parking in the garage at the corner of 55th and Ellis is complimentary for Court Theatre patrons.

Just take a ticket (save it as you’ll need it to exit) to open the gate when you arrive.

Pick up a validation voucher from one of our staff while you’re at the performance.

When you leave, insert your parking ticket at the exit gate. When it prompts for payment, scan your validation voucher. (See image to left.)

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