Chicago Shakespeare Theater

GALA 2017

GALA 2017 is a celebration of Chicago Shakespeare’s landmark 30th Anniversary Season, as well as the bright future set forth through the addition of a dynamic new performance venue, The Yard. Inviting 600 of the city’s civic and cultural leaders to our home on Navy Pier, guests will be the first to experience a sneak peek of The Yard. One of the nation’s first completely flexible theaters of this scale, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare features a cutting-edge concept in theatrical design to create a truly state-of-the-imagination space. The revelatory evening will also feature star-studded performances, theatrical décor and living art installations. All proceeds from GALA 2017 directly support Chicago Shakespeare in Urban Classrooms and Communities—the Theater’s nationally recognized education programs and Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks.

Friday, June 9, 2017

6:30 p.m. Reception | 8:00 p.m. Dinner

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

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PJH Contact:
Carol A Smith email

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater is one of America’s largest, most celebrated theaters. CST produces a year-round season encompassing more than 600 performances at its home on Chicago’s Navy Pier and has been represented on stages around the world, including the Donmar Warehouse, Sydney Festival, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Market Theatre of Johannesburg. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, CST produces extraordinary classic productions, musical theater, new works and serves as Chicago’s leading theatrical presenter of international productions.

To make a reservation, please call Samantha Plotner at 312-667-4991 or email

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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Event Levels

$50,000 Lead Sponsor

$30,000 30th Anniversary Host Committee

$12,000 Benefactor

Sponsor Reservation(s) $2,500 each

 Patron Reservation(s) $1,000 each



Event Forms
GALA 2016 501(c)(3) Letter
GALA 2016 W-9 Form

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