Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Chicago in Schaumburg, IL

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament2001 N. Roselle RdSchaumburg, IL 60195
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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.

Plan to arrive early to obtain the best seats, as seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

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"A fun escape"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
I didn’t really know what to expect. I would describe this as an escape with a specialty circus theme. Knights doing battle, horses doing tricks. Lots of fun for all ages. Very entertaining and casual. The good: The show. Also, can’t say enough about the dinner. Delicious and plentiful. The wait staff made us feel very welcome. Plenty of parking. The bad: Organization. Before the show, we were often unsure of what to do or where to go. We thought we would eat before the designated showtime. Not so. Also, the talented performers were neutralized by a sub-par audio system. Summary: Definitely worth doing.
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Great night of entertainment for all ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
I’ve been here before, but their were some in my party who had never been to this show. Some were skeptical before. However, once they were inside the castle, they were hooked. The staff was very friendly and funny. The show included stints on horseback, jousting, and fights to death in honor of the queen (no one actually dies or is injured). While drinking your beverage and eating your several courses with hands only lol, you can cheer for your knight as they do battle with the other knights. This is great entertainment for all age ranges. A definite must do for the family!!!
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Novahna N
"Great, but quality has definitely gone down"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2018 NEW
I watched this show and had my opinion and searched to see if I was alone or not. I ended up finding a review that hit it on the head perfectly. I've frequented Medieval Times many times over the past 20 years and I have to agree with the other poster that the quality of the show has gone down tremendously. I understand cutting costs such as swapping out the rib for corn and the apple pastry for a commercialized pound cake slice, but to have let the storyline rot was most disappointing. There used to be much more emphasis on jousting, but now the majority of the storyline is dancing horses and dialect. By the time jousting came along i was half asleep and not really paying attention. It used to be that you're attention would be quickly captured by a lot of cool lighting effects and sounds with the appearance of a dark night or wizard, but that no longer happens. It's literally just dancing horses, talk, quick bit of jousting, then...the winner. Also, was there even a King anymore? We had a great server though who was pretty fun, and the food, although not as good as it used to be, is still pretty good. All in all, I guess it's great for people who have never seen the show before, but for those who would come back loyally every so often it leaves a bad taste in your mouth as it's just not the same anymore because you expect it to still be as good if not better and you end up leaving confused and sad.
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"We had a great evening "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2018 NEW
This is a great value of fun and food! Check their website for a promo code and book before you go and it's an even better value! Family fun with our teenager! The food was hot and tasty and plenty of it. Lots of fun!
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Zion, Illinois
"Great Valentines Day Date Experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2018 NEW
We were a group of three couples and we had an awesome time. We arrived at the castle and immediately upon entering noticed the entrance experience had changed. We were immediately greeted and asked for our reservation information. We were quickly directed down the hall to get our seating information. The lines seemed much more organized than in previous visits. We had purchased the Valentines Day package online that included champagne in a souvenir flute, complimentary picture, and a teddy bear. I expected the bear to be some cheap stuffed animal but it was really nice and my girlfriend loved it. The show has changed which was nice. Having made several visits over the years, I wasn’t looking forward to seeing the same old show. The new show isn’t as dark and morbid. We had an outstanding server that had a great sense of humor. She took very good care of us. Food was delicious and a decent serving size. Overall great experience and I can’t wait to go back.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois

What exactly is Medieval Times?
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th-century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six Knights competing in the joust and other tests of skill.

How long is the show?
Expect almost two hours of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry as part of an exciting yet touching story set in Medieval Spain.

What else does Medieval Times have besides a dinner show?
They also feature an excellent bar, dance floor, Hall of Arms displaying medieval artifacts and a medieval torture museum.

What's on the menu?
Medieval Times' noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. A full-service bar is also available for adult guests. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

How early should I arrive?
The Castle doors will open 75 minutes prior to the show time 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. 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.

How much is parking?
They offer FREE on site parking.

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.