The Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre

175 N State St (at Lake St), Chicago, IL 60601, United States
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    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
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Breath-taking auditorium in downtown Chicago. The vertical "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" sign has become an iconic symbol of State Street & Chicago.


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    Check out this beautiful historic theatre!(2 Tips)
    Alex C.
    park in garage around the corner and just relax before show time(2 Tips)
    Chelsea G.
    Take the Mezzanine tour - it's incredible and fun!(13 Tips)
    Daniel P.
    Take the tour of the first great movie palace!(2 Tips)

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  • Jacqueline E.

    Hey The Chicago Theatre, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

    Jacqueline Espino · April 22
  • Mark M.

    An amazing place to see a concert, I saw the National here last year, it ROCKED! Read more

    Mark Modricker · April 20
  • Abbie

    Hey The Chicago Theatre, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

    Abbie · April 9
  • Ms. MaTE C.

    Great shows as always! 

  • Joellen B.

    Hey The Chicago Theatre, join Freebie! Read more

    Joellen Burger · March 26
  • Natalie Q.

    Box seats are some of the best seats in the house.

    Natalie Quam · February 8
  • Dave S.

    Beautiful, iconic theatre with great seats in lower levels. Nose bleeds aren't worth the money though.

    Dave Sawyer · January 6
  • Photo L.

    Always great performance at this space

    Photo Larry · January 1
  • Kristopher W.

    Beautiful but needs some TLC. Sound is exquisite. Comfy seats. Just a fabulous place to see a show.

    Kristopher Weiss · December 10, 2014
  • caleb h.

    Best to see orchestrated acts here. Live music shows can be lame due to assigned seating.

    caleb hanlon · December 1, 2014
  • Ilya B.

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    Ilya Beyrak · November 17, 2014
  • Stefanie K.

    Beautiful and iconic performance space. A must see. Seating in the balcony is better than floor seats in the back of the main level.

    Stefanie K · September 12, 2014
  • Harriet B.

    I love their tours

    Harriet B · September 11, 2014
  • Daniel K.

    Take the tour. It's a must see!

    Daniel Kemper · September 3, 2014
  • The Chicago Theatre

    If only my walls could talk! Show this message at the Box Office and save $2 off a “behind the scenes” tour of the legendary Chicago Theatre!

    The Chicago Theatre · May 22, 2014
  • Jason P.

    Not a single bad seat in the venue!

    Jason Pinkowski · May 14, 2014
  • John L.

    Get the booth seats on the mezzanine!! Nice :)

    John Lawson · October 20, 2013
  • Lisa P.

    Parking on State st (entrance on lake), turn left, down the alley...fastest way to get to the theater in a hurry!!

    Lisa Petrov · October 20, 2013
  • Pon Y.

    Always amazing shows in this theater.

    Pon Yo · September 28, 2013
  • Filmsquare

    The upper foyer of the Chicago Theatre can be seen in The Untouchables (1987) in an early scene as Al Capone receives his morning newspaper and the Bookkeeper checks the accounts.

    Filmsquare · September 14, 2013
  • Monique C.

    Essa é uma das fotos clássicas de quem visita Chicago! <3

    Monique Colorada · July 3, 2013
  • Daniel P.

    Take the tour of the first great movie palace! It's absolutely fascinating...

    Daniel Phelps · May 25, 2013
  • Chelsea G.

    This is my favorite Chicago venue. Take the Mezzanine tour - it's incredible and fun!

    Chelsea Grint · April 20, 2013
  • Shannon C.

    Jim Gaffigan!

    Shannon Cross · April 19, 2013
  • Mariana T.

    El musical The Big Fish espectacular!!! Que producción TAN divina!!

    Mariana Tobon · April 12, 2013
  • Trump Hotel Collection

    The elegant lobby, majestic staircase and beautiful auditorium complete with murals above the stage and on the ceiling, are components of an amazing building.

    Trump Hotel Collection · March 25, 2013
  • La Guía Raspberry

    La emblemática caja de luz de Chicago se encuentra aquí. Sigue muy activo y a parte de conciertos, también se presentan obras de teatro.

    La Guía Raspberry · March 10, 2013
  • Amanda A.

    The interior of Al Capone's 'Lexington Hotel' in The Untouchables.

    Amanda Aggen · March 7, 2013
  • Ingrid

    Do the Marquee tour, highly interesting!

    Ingrid · February 24, 2013
  • Trudy D.

    Get here early and explore this beautiful building!

    Trudy Delfosse · February 16, 2013
  • Nepal House - Indian and Nepali Restaurant -.

    Chicago curry House , a great place for dinners.

  • The Atlantic Cities

    Chicago Theater makes our list for most beautiful "marquees" in America -- well-deserved! (Slide 4 if you want to take a look). Read more

    The Atlantic Cities · August 3, 2012
  • Smokkee S.

    If you're trying to see anything here, hurr up & buy the tix!!! "Sold out" is used here more often than not. #SadButTrue...

    Smokkee Singleton · May 17, 2012
  • The SNS Post

    Mavis Staples received her doctorate degree from here. Priceless.

    The SNS Post · May 12, 2012
  • The SNS Post

    The Columbia College Chicago class of 2012 graduated from here last week.

    The SNS Post · May 12, 2012
  • m

    While here you get to witness one of the most iconic sights in Chicago history. The 6 story-high "CHICAGO" sign was featured in many movies, magazines, and more!

    m · January 18, 2012
  • 1401 S.

    The Best shows ever take place here!!

    1401 South State Apartments · January 11, 2012
  • Walgreens

    Your chocolate malted milkshake is waiting at the Juice Bar... or maybe a made-to-order smoothie. Check out the all new Walgreens at State and Randolph!

    Walgreens · January 9, 2012
  • Dylan S.

    Go see A Christmas Story the Musical

    Dylan Siegfried · December 23, 2011
  • Christopher P.

    Worst venue in Chicago. Rows T and U in the balcony are folding chairs, not real seats. Mandatory $1 bag check. Super rude staff. Hateful place to be. Avoid at all costs!

    Christopher Pazdernik · December 17, 2011
  • John J. H.

    Donnie and Marie, Should be here instead !!!

    John J. Hampilos-Quit-4sq · December 9, 2011
  • LaToya D.

    Been to some of the best concerts at this theater. Really not a bad seat in this venue, but I recommend lower level.

    LaToya Dupree · October 31, 2011
  • nope ..

    Do the tour!

    nope . · October 26, 2011
  • The Chicago Theatre

    A Christmas Story, The Musical! is on sale now! Don't miss America's #1 Christmas movie come to life on stage December 14 - 30 at The Chicago Theatre!

    The Chicago Theatre · September 19, 2011
  • schmogel v.

    Fact: people love lines. Fact: there will always be a long line forming around state. Myth: you should get in said line b/c everyone else is. Fact: there are 8 doors, walk around to another one.

    schmogel vogel · September 10, 2011
  • Summer Camp Music Festival

    2011 Summer Camp artist Widespread Panic will be playing here on 10/28 and 10/29! Come see them at this iconic venue!

  • Frank B.

    Awesome theater but sh!tty Feng Shui and flow.

    Frank B. · July 24, 2011
  • Sawyer L.

    Frank Sinatra stuck his head out the window of the emergency exit window of the star's dressing room to see all his fans waiting outside.

    Sawyer Lahr · July 19, 2011
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  • Carlos

    Get to know all the exits here. It will make your egress quicker, especially to the rear of the building. Read more

    Carlos · June 20, 2011

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