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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"Great Show, disappointed in food/drinks"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2018 NEW
The show was amazing! I love horses and to see jousting live in front of you is truly a site to see. We attended in November so it wasnt crowded and im really glad we didnt get there 75 minutes early as suggested. We had front row seats! The food was delicious though it wasnt what i expected. Only half of a potato? And they only give you two mugs of drink for the whole show... choices were water, lemonade, or pepsi... for the price you pay they could have given unlimited refills of drink. Alcohol was outrageous! If the commemorative horn had been real instead of plastic i would have been ok with a $50 price tag but PLASTIC really? Lame.
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Chicago, Illinois
"Not good"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2018 NEW
Horrible show. I upgraded 8 seats to VIP and daughters names weren’t announced. I inquired and was told they could do it now well it was the end of the show. My daughter’s cried in the car. The plot wasn’t good. The server informed me they only get paid if you tip them. The food had no variety and was bland. I paid more than 600 dollars for tickets, upgrades, and tips and that wasn’t even the original price of the tickets. I told my best friend not to take her son.
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Angela W
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
"Fun time to be had"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 25, 2018 NEW
I enjoyed having the queen on the throne. The horses were exceptional as always. The kids were absolutely entranced by them. Our “man-wench” stayed in character and was fun to interact with. The food was great - hot and tasty. Chicken was juicy and perfectly done - nothing burnt. But our knight left something to be desired in that friends of his were in the crowd and he paid them more attention than anyone else. He needs to remember he is not Joe or whoever he is when he leaves the castle but a knight of old and stay in character for those little ones who are watching. Also - ice cream in winter in Chicago??? It was good but brrr!
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Sophia R
Maryville, Illinois
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2018 NEW
We had a great time. The horses were beautiful and the show was fun. The food is decent. We plan to return. There were a lot of kids there and they appeared to be have had a blast.
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Chicago, Illinois
"It was Ok, but will not do again and will go to RenFaire instead during summer"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2018 NEW
My thoughts are pretty similar with others. Castle is cool looking. Some staff were really into their work and made it fun. Others not so much. If you plan to have a couple drinks there or buy a souvenir or pictures, take out a loan. Here are the particular pain points: - Once you enter the castle, things are hard to find and you have to stop and ask. - The charge $2 for the "museum", which literally was like 12 items and took 45 seconds to view. - Some staff were in character and having fun. Others, not so much and it ruined the mood a bit. - A $9 bottle of wine and two souvenir glasses was $34. Two drinks and two beers were $43. Outrageous. - Food was ok, but very cheap for the price we are charged. - You will get ONE drink refill during the show whether you want it or not and only at that time. When our wine was delivered, we were told that she would be our alcohol server for the night, but that was the only time we saw her. - Show was hard to hear, plot was too detailed and seats are jammed together. It sucked getting hit with flags by kids for two hours. - Same girl in stands (dressed like a ###) got four carnations/roses from our knight and he did not pay much attention to anyone else in our section. - We bought the VIP Queen package for front row seats which in my opinion are the worst in the place. Come late, sit in the back and get a better view of the whole arena. We had never been before, and we did have fun. Comments above were more "after the fact" when assessing the experience. We love the Bristol Ren Faire and will continue to go there, but this place was a "one time only" for us.
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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.