The Court Theatre

The Premier Theatre at the University of Chicago

The Court Theatre, founded in 1955 as an amateur outdoor theatre, has grown in size and scope since inception. The Court Theatre has since developed a tradition of translating and adapting classic texts, built Abelson Auditorium, and become incorporated as a nonprofit organization.

In 2013 the Court established the Center for Classic Theatre as an institution designed to examine what it means to be a theater at a large research institution. In addition, the creation of the Court's Faculty Advisory Council fosters a mix of scholarly and theatrical analysis of classic works in an effort to bring new and exciting interpretations to the stage.


Community Engagement with the Court Theatre

For more information, check out the Court Theatre's website or our event with Nora Titone, their resident dramaturg.