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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Kyle W
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 13, 2018 NEW
I loved this place!!!! There is so much to do and enjoy. All the seats are good but we sat about at half court and halfway up. The joust and sword fights are enthralling!!! The food is delicious and the service is great! The waitress Melanie was very helpful and friendly. Don't hesitate! Make sure you go this place. I want to go back again some day for sure!!!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Very pricey for the experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 12, 2018 NEW
If you are going to this attraction, just pay general admission. Here is why: 1. With an upgrade the only thing you’ll get is a flag to wave around and if it’s a birthday you’ll get a piece of chocolate cake. Keep in mind you already get dessert with your meal. 2. The show is rather slow moving...starts to drag with all the talking and you can barely understand what they are saying. We didn’t even hear our birthday announcement. 3. The meal consist of chicken tomato soup a potato corn and pound cake for dessert. Vegetarian option is a bean stew and Hummus. I ended up getting the regular meal and giving the chicken to my husband. 4. With an upgrade you get chocolate cake it’s actually not that good. Besides with a regular meal you get a dessert. 5. The show itself is pretty entertaining but the only thing I wondered is, do they keep those horses caged up most of the time? 6. We have gone here a few times and trust me sitting in the front row is not that great of an experience you can barely see anything. I would prefer to sit higher up. Fun place to go to see something different, but trust me, don’t pay for the extras.
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Anita C
Moweaqua, Illinois
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2018 NEW
My son and daughter in law along with myself and my husband recently celebrated my birthday here. It was a blast and the food was wonderful! The show was very entertaining and will performed. Electric atmosphere with audience participation. Highly recommend this for all ages!
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"Always a good time - Jousting and food!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2018 NEW
This is a nice dinner-theater. We've gone a couple of times, and enjoyed it both times. The entertainment aspect is fun and engaging, with multiple different foes competing for the king and queen's favor. Food: Soup was excellent, and was served hot. The rest of the meal came in odd courses, with meat, then bread, then corn. Spaced out too much. It would have been nice to have the main course served all at once. Dessert was good as well. Drinks: Alcohol is served before the show (and also during, I believe). On the expensive side, but expected. Overall - a good experiences. Note: Please tip your server!
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Marengo, Illinois
"Medieval Fun Time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2018 NEW
We took our four year old grandson to the 4:30 show on the 4th of July. We've been here before, this was his first visit and he loved cheering for the red knight...who happened to be the victor that day. No need to spend extra money on VIP pass for early access or the first two rows seating because every seat in the arena is a good seat. We've been here a few times and always had a good view. I'm not a big fan of chicken so I ordered the vegetarian dish which was carrot sticks, celery sticks, pita bread, hummus, soup, garlic toast, beans & rice stew, corn on the cob, roasted potatoes and lemon pound cake for dessert. It was plenty of food...I left feeling stuffed. No complaints...everyone in our group had a Medieval Fun Time!
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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.