Drunk Shakespeare - Chicago

Drunk Shakespeare: To Booze, or Not To Booze

Wednesday thru Sunday; Shows at 7:30pm & 10pm

  • Balcony Seating (May Only)
  • Balcony Seating (May Only)
  • Balcony Seating (May Only)

The Deal

About The Deal
  • YOUR TREAT: stage-side seating (up to $79 value)
  • YOUR CLOSE-UP:  mezzanine seating (up to $59 value)
  • YOUR DEAL: balcony seating (up to $39 value) 
  • YOUR SHOW: A live-action Shakespeare play performed under 5 shots of whiskey
What We Love
  • THE BUZZ: Described as a "live-action Drunk History" by TimeOut NY
  • THE PLAY: Fully-immersive and interactive experience with plenty of audience participation!
  • THE PLAYERS: Lizabeth Rentfro, Courtney Rikki Green, Carter Caldwell, Ahmed T. Brooks, Jordan Golding, Nick Druzbanski, Katie Incardona, and Chelsea David take the stage...and some shots!
  • THE FUN: Drunken improv comedy interwoven with Shakespeare's classic texts
  • THE EXPERIENCE: It's a play...sort of...and it's a party, entirely
More Information
When & Where:
Wednesday - Sunday (Select Mondays & Tuesdays)
Shows at 7:30pm & 10pm - Available through 2019
Click for Showtimes
Drunk Shakespeare
@ The Lion Theatre
182 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
"Zany, Rowdy and Debaucherous" -New York Times

The play's the thing, to be, or not, or something like that anyway! Whether you are trying to catch the conscience of the king or not, Drunk Shakespeare is sure to captivate, enthrall, titillate and entertain you. Of course, as the infamous Porter in Macbeth said, 'Drink, sir, is a great provoker.' Sure he was talking about impotence and sleep and stuff, but don't that slow you down! At Drunk Shakespeare, one of our actors will down 5 shots of whiskey and then attempt to perform one of the Bard's classics--and anything can happen. Watch in awe (maybe even with a little cringing) as these talented thespians shift seamlessly from one Othello to Twelfth Night to sonnets and back to Romeo and Juliet, or really anywhere in between. Come on though, let's be honest. That actor is hammered, but this is one night where theDrunk Shakespeare society will prove that some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. So grab this deal where all the bar is a stage, and all the players are drunk!


  • Reservation required at least 24hr in advance
  • Entry is strictly 21+. Photo ID required
  • There will be a full bar at the venue
  • Craft cocktails are served to patrons throughout the show
  • Running time is 90 minutes with no interval
  • Theater is wheelchair accessible

Need to Know

Tickets Valid
Expires November 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM CDT
Expiration dates may be extended upon request
Redeeming Vouchers

Step #1:
Purchase this deal from Rush49 and receive a unique voucher code. You can access your voucher code any time with your Rush49 account or receive via email.  

Step #2:
Register your voucher here: https://brasstix.com/pmt/calendar.php?Show=Drunk%20Chicago&DiscountCode=RUSH491

  • Select your date and time
  • Apply the voucher code you receive from Rush49 in the "Person1:" box
  • Complete your reservation


Fine Print
  • Must be 21 to enter with a valid ID
  • Valid only for the option purchased
  • All sales final; not eligible for returns or refunds
  • Reservation required at least 24hr in advance
  • Limit 8 per person

Promotional value expires November 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM CDT



The Business

The Drunk Shakespeare Society is dedicated to the celebration of our favorite revolutionary, brilliant, funny, tragic, noble, raucous, dead English playwright... and alcohol. We promise that when you join our ranks you will be treated to evenings of excellent storytelling, flights of linguistic fancy, unforgettable performances and cocktails mixed just the way you like them. We present Shakespeare shaken... and stirred

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can we choose a date on this website?
To pick a date and time please go to the following link https://brasstix.com/pmt/calendar.php?Show=Drunk Chicago&DiscountCode=RUSH491
Hi there, looking to purchase a ticket. Do I have to select a date in order to complete my transaction? If I do not select a date, will I still have secured my tickets? Thanks!
This is how the deal works: Purchase this deal from Rush49 and receive a unique voucher code. You can access your voucher code any time with your Rush49 account or receive via email. Register your voucher here: https://brasstix.com/pmt/calendar.php?Show=Drunk Chicago&DiscountCode=RUSH491 Select your date and time Apply the voucher code you receive from Rush49 in the "Person1:" box Complete your reservation
I received my voucher and selected a date/time but didn't receive confirmation on the date. How do I verify that the tickets are for the date I picked?
Please contact Drunk Shakespeare directly at chicago@drunkshakespeare.com to verify your tickets.
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