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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Pentwater, Michigan
"Spring Break Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
We decided to take a spring break trip to the Chicago area and spent an evening at Medieval Times. My husband and I are both taking college classes so we got a student discount which made it significantly cheaper. Our daughter who is 11 had a wonderful time. The food you can eat with your hands was delicious and a fun experience. We went on a weekday for the later show and there was plenty of room. All in all it was a great time with a lot of showmanship. Of course there are lots of trinkets and extras to purchase if you desire but we just purchased a flag to support our knight and it was inexpensive. I was very impressed with the whole experience.
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
I took my son here because we were trying to go to all the Medieval Times across the US. I love watching the actors jousting and the king and queen and all the activity. My son got his mug and he was a happy camper. The food is ok but it is the atmosphere that we enjoy so much!
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Niantic, Illinois
"Good, but be ready to spend!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2017 NEW
Food was excellent. Service was good. Show was just the same as it was last year when we went...I had hoped it might be different this year. Souvenirs are pretty pricey, but very attractive to the kids. Always a good time, but we would never be able to pay full price for tickets!
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Chicago, Illinois
"An Exciting and Delicious Event to Attend"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2017 NEW
Watching the Knights joust or compete in games of balance and horsemanship is an adventure into the a period of the Middle Ages. The drama of the event is completed with the King of the Realm and his or Queen. The delicious chicken dinner during the performance is brought w/o implements and so must be eaten using fingers. The crowd is usually large with orchestrated "Yays and Boos." The fanfare helps to bring the audience into the performance. This can be expensive, but it's worth it.
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Andy R
Goshen, Indiana
"Great family vacation stop!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 09, 2017 NEW
We took the kids to the castle for the first time and they loved it. The food was great and the show was good as always.
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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.