Directions + Parking

Directions + Parking

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

on Navy Pier

800 East Grand Avenue • Chicago, IL • 60611 •

 312.595.5600

 

Parking can be validated in the lobby. $20 after validations.

Exhibitors who are driving should use the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre garage and park on the 2nd level to be closest to the lobby.  Exhibitors being dropped off should go to the RIVA turnaround.

Rideshare

Before the Event:
If you are arriving rideshare service, direct your driver down the north side of Navy Pier and request a drop-off at the Theater’s dedicated parking entrance at the RIVA turnaround (Entrance 1, about halfway down the Pier). Enter through the doors and turn right to reach the Theater.

After the Event:
Rideshare pick-ups are available at the Theater’s dedicated parking entrance at the RIVA turnaround (Entrance 1). Rideshare users should tell their drivers to meet them at the Central Rideshare location for the RIVA Turnaround. To reach the turnaround, turn left (east) at the foot of the Theater stairs and proceed down the hall past Tiny Tavern.

Directions

From the north:
East on I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) to Ohio Street. East on Ohio. Right on Fairbanks/Columbus Drive. Left on Illinois Street, driving east to Navy Pier. Or, south on Lake Shore Drive to Grand Avenue/ Illinois Street exit. Left on Illinois (2nd light), driving east to Navy Pier.

From the south:
West on I-90/94 (Dan Ryan to Kennedy Expressway) to Ohio Street. East on Ohio. Right on Fairbanks/ Columbus Drive. Left on Illinois Street, driving east to Navy Pier. Or, north on Lake Shore Drive to Grand Avenue/Illinois Street exit. Right on Illinois (1st light) to Navy Pier.

From the west:
East on I-290 (Eisenhower Expressway). Continue east (expressway ends) on Congress Parkway to Columbus Drive. Left on Columbus to Illinois Street. Right on Illinois, driving east to Navy Pier.

Taxis

Before the Event:
If you are arriving via taxi, direct your driver down the north side of Navy Pier and request a drop-off at the Theater’s dedicated parking entrance at the RIVA turnaround (Entrance 1, about halfway down the Pier). Enter through the doors and turn right to reach the Theater.

After the Event:
Taxis pick-ups are available at the Theater’s dedicated parking entrance at the RIVA turnaround (Entrance 1). To reach the RIVA turnaround, turn left at the foot of the Theater stairs and proceed down the hall past Tiny Tavern.

 

Bus Service

The Chicago Transportation Authority website provides detailed instructions on how to use public transit to travel to Navy Pier. The following routes access Navy Pier:

  • #29 State Street
  • #65 Grand Avenue
  • #66 Chicago Avenue
  • #120 Northwestern/Wacker Express (Rush Hours, M-F)
  • #121 Union/Wacker Express (Rush Hours, M-F)
  • #124 Navy Pier Express

For more information on public transportation routes and schedules, visit the RTA website or call 312.836.7000.