Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Chicago in Schaumburg, IL

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Chicago/Schaumburg Castle 2001 N. Roselle RdSchaumburg, IL 60195
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We've created an extensive reopening plan with direction from health experts and government officials.  Our focus remains on the health and safety of our guests and Team Members, to ensure we exceed standards and your expectations.

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One of the country’s longest-running dinner attractions, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois offers a fun and exciting way to enjoy a meal with family or friends. Guests can enjoy a hearty four-course meal, served banquet-style (without silverware), while watching as six brave knights compete in games of skill atop their beautiful Andalusian stallions.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Schaumburg Travel Experts
  • Silverware is not provided.
  • Arrive early to explore the castle and find your seats.
  • Cheer your knight on to victory while eating a four-course meal.
  • Show duration: approximately 2 hours.
  • Free onsite parking is available for guests.


from Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois
Medieval Times is more than the nation's #1 and longest running dinner attraction - it's a living link to the past where the glory, chivalry and valor of old burst to life in authentic pageantry and thrilling tournament action.

While guests enjoy a hearty four-course medieval-style banquet (without silverware), six brave knights compete in games of skill astride magnificent Andalusian stallions. Lances splinter against shields of steel, broad swords spark and a champion emerges, to the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd. The spectacle unfolds nightly inside a fully enclosed European-style castle.

The Feast:
The menu at Medieval Times consists of garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. A vegetarian meal is available upon request.

In addition, our cocktail servers will be making the rounds and are happy to deliver any spirits from the bar that you request for an additional fee.

*Plan to arrive early, seating is first come first serve and to obtain the best seats and castle doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.*

*You must wear a mask to enter Her Majesty's castle.

Allergy/Strobe Warning: Medieval Times is a live horse show in an enclosed arena. Persons with respiratory conditions, allergies, or asthma attend at their own risk. Medieval Times uses stroboscopic and pyrotechnic effects.

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California City, California
"Abused horses in all the castles"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2020
It would be a good idea to investigate all the people who have been talking about horse abuse in this company for a long time. because I think we are already too many people we know what happens to the horses in medieval times many of the knights do not know how to ride well and stick too much to the horses and we have good information about some trainers that beat the horses For a long time , nobody has done anything for these poor animals , The first abuse begins at the medieval times ranch with a spanish trainer working over there for a long time It seems that this man only knows how to train horses with a whip and we know that some horses ended up very hurt.. This man is the first punishment for the horses of this company just visit any castle and you can see the nervous and scared and tired horses
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
"Wow sooo much fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 13, 2020
Ok, if you asked me to write this review 2 years ago, it would definitely be different. I had gone a couple times in the past and felt it was way overpriced, mediocre food, and and definitely a struggle to keep my attention on their performance. However, driving with my grandson, he saw the castle and asked me to please take him. So, of course, I did. My two grandchildren, my son, his wife, my husband, and I all decided to go. From the first moment we walked in I could already feel the vibe is quite different. Everyone was genuinely happy to serve us and to make sure that this was a great experience. The drinks at the bar were incredibly well-made, the food was delicious, and the service was better than it's ever been. Watching the show, we could not get enough. It is very expensive but, it is worth every penny. I truly cannot wait to go back! Thank you Hank Bonnette for truly making this a very memorable night. He greeted all the guests thanking them for coming. Quite frankly, that impressed me so very much!
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Plano, Illinois
"Great family Christmas event!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2020
This was our Christmas gift to our grandchildren.They loved the show. Food was better than I thought it would be. It's like going to a Broadway show.
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"Review Change "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 13, 2019
We took our 7th graders to a show at the Shaumburg Illinois theater and everyone enjoyed themselves. The show was a little predictable and hokey but still fun. The low rating is because of a gift shop purchase. I spent about $40 on this dragon ball globe that uses batteries to make the "smoke" inside spin. It doesn't work. When I called the main number, they sent me to a local number so that I could leave a message. I have left messages twice with no return call. I guess I'm just out the money. The lack of customer support is the worst. Dont waste your money. Update: After my initial review, I quickly received a response, asking me for more details and as offering to replace the globe. Not only did they replace the globe, they also offered me two tickets for a future show. Thanks for making everything right!
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TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019
This was a fun evening of entertainment- the jousting, horse show and acting were superb. The meal was cooked perfect. The only critics are the cake was dry and the glass souvenir cups with adult beverages were overpriced in our opinion. Overall very glad we went!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois

How early should I arrive?

The Castle doors will open 60 minutes prior to the showtime printed on your tickets. Plan to arrive early; seating is first come, first served and to obtain the best seats available you should arrive as early as possible. Many shows sellout, so it takes time to get everyone in efficiently and safely. Once in the Hall of Arms there are plenty of activities and festivities to enjoy: visit the extensive gift shop, full-service bar, Museum of Torture and observe the Master Falconer and his birds of prey up close. Knighting ceremonies are also performed pre-show. 

Is it true that we must eat with our hands?

Absolutely! Eating utensils were not used in the 11th century and we take you back!

What is the dress code?

The dress is casual.

What is the policy for lap children under 3 years old?

Children under the age of 3 are admitted free as long as they sit on adults' laps and eat from their plate. If you prefer the child to have his or her own seat and meal then the child rate would apply.

Are visitors allowed to meet and greet the performers at Medieval Times?

Yes. Performers are available after the show for pictures and autographs after the show in the Hall of Arms.

Are cameras, audio, or video recording allowed at the show?

Yes. Guests are welcome to take photos and videos and can share their Castle experiences online