Chicago Shakespeare Theater

CST is located on Chicago’s Navy Pier and is preparing to take over an adjacent existing outdoor theater, enclose it, and incorporate it into their existing facility. This new theater is being designed to have ultimate flexibility in seating and staging. ICL is working with theater consultants Charcoalblue of London, to develop a group of nine, three story seating towers. These seating towers will be moveable to accommodate multiple configurations, including horseshoe, traverse, end on, in the round, thrust, and banquet. Each seating tower houses its own infrastructure, including lighting, fire protection, and HVAC, which can be plugged into the base building services in any of the configurations. This pioneering concept will be the first of its kind in the world.