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The Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre

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The Loop, Chicago
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    The Atlantic Cities
    "beautiful "marquees""(3 Tips)
    caleb h.
    "Live music shows can be lame due to assigned seating."(10 Tips)
    Allison K.
    "Beautiful theatre!! Definitely go see a concert here."(2 Tips)
    Todd K.
    "Beautiful theater with solid sound."(2 Tips)
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  • Mikeheart icon on user image
    MikeSeptember 16, 2016
    A classic Chicago establishment and a great place to catch a show. Reasonably priced ($7-$8) beers to boot, given the venue. Chick-fil-A is next door in case you need a pre-show snack.
  • Stefanie
    StefanieSeptember 12, 2014
    Beautiful and iconic performance space. A must see. Seating in the balcony is better than floor seats in the back of the main level.
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful theatre!! Definitely go see a concert here. Not a bad seat in the house
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Patricia B.heart icon on user image
    Patricia Bester IIIFebruary 26, 2020
    Jill Scott was amazing! The theater is majestic and the staff were sweethearts 💛 they even volunteered to take pics of me and my girls.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PetrovOctober 20, 2013
    Parking on State st (entrance on lake), turn left, down the alley...fastest way to get to the theater in a hurry!!
  • Dave S.heart icon on user image
    Dave SawyerJanuary 6, 2015
    Beautiful, iconic theatre with great seats in lower levels. Nose bleeds aren't worth the money though.
  • maite a.heart icon on user image
    maite aMay 27, 2019
    Such a nice theatre.. it is a must to enjoy a concert if you have the chance
  • Rajesh D.heart icon on user image
    Rajesh DevisettiAugust 9, 2021
    The Chicago Theatre at 9 minutes drive to the southeast of Chicago dentist Wicker Park Dental Group
  • schmogel v.
    schmogel vogelSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Davidaw C.
    Davidaw ChatmanMarch 16, 2016
    This is a beautiful landmark. Come and visit singers as Janet Jackson, Barbara Streisand, and up and coming artists!
  • Tony M.heart icon on user image
    Tony MunafoFebruary 23, 2022
    The Chicago Theatre at 2 minutes drive to the south of ProLink Staffing Chicago IL
  • Amy R.heart icon on user image
    Amy RodgersDecember 1, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    I love seeing shows at the Chicago Theater. Great sound. :)
  • Todd K.heart icon on user image
    Todd KunaDecember 31, 2019
    Beautiful theater with solid sound. So much more than just the classic marquee.
  • Kristopher W.
    Kristopher WeissDecember 10, 2014
    Beautiful but needs some TLC. Sound is exquisite. Comfy seats. Just a fabulous place to see a show.
  • Earth Hour Illinois 2012
    The Chicago Theatre is 1 of more than 200 buildings and landmarks, 20 downtown hotels and 12 museums and theaters turning out their exterior lights in support of Earth Hour on March 26, 2011. Read more
  • Walgreens
    WalgreensJanuary 9, 2012
    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!
  • m
    mJanuary 18, 2012
    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!
  • Mark M.
    Mark ModrickerApril 20, 2015
    An amazing place to see a concert, I saw the National here last year, it ROCKED! Read more
  • The Atlantic Cities
    The Atlantic CitiesAugust 3, 2012
    Chicago Theater makes our list for most beautiful "marquees" in America -- well-deserved! (Slide 4 if you want to take a look). Read more
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareSeptember 14, 2013
    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.
    Upvoted Mar 26
  • Chelsea G.heart icon on user image
    Chelsea GrintApril 20, 2013
    This is my favorite Chicago venue. Take the Mezzanine tour - it's incredible and fun!
  • Andre W.heart icon on user image
    Andre WilliamsNovember 30, 2018
    Really good shows
  • Adrienne
    AdrienneMay 9, 2010
    Free parking around Daley Center at Clark/Monroe - cut through Daley courtyard and you're at the theatre! Bathroom breaks always have lines for ladies room, so go before at your cafe/resto of choice
  • kristen l.
    kristen loperMay 21, 2010
    I've mostly seen comedians and speakers, it's a great music venue! Saw Conan O'Brien here last night, Anthony Bourdain a few weeks ago, Eddie Izzard on two separate tours, and a coupla bands.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrandtApril 2, 2023
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a classy ass venue. Pro Tip: use the bathroom downstairs.
  • Megan H.
    Megan HiestandOctober 25, 2019
    Beautiful Theatre! Not Plus Size Friendly Seats!
  • caleb h.heart icon on user image
    caleb hanlonDecember 1, 2014
    Best to see orchestrated acts here. Live music shows can be lame due to assigned seating.
  • Chris A.heart icon on user image
    Chris AbneyNovember 24, 2016
    Great shows and beautiful at night!
  • John L.
    John LawsonOctober 20, 2013
    Get the booth seats on the mezzanine!! Nice :)
  • Shannon J.heart icon on user image
    Shannon JeropkeNovember 15, 2021
    You can’t miss the iconic Chicago Theater!
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PhelpsMay 25, 2013
    Take the tour of the first great movie palace! It's absolutely fascinating...
  • Chrisheart icon on user image
    ChrisJuly 20, 2015
    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour from 12-1.
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  • Joyce C.
    Joyce CommoMarch 25, 2016
    This is my favorite theater in Chicago!
  • Grania V.heart icon on user image
    Grania VHNovember 13, 2017
    I highly recommend the tour! Super fun!
  • Daniel
    DanielSeptember 3, 2014
    Take the tour. It's a must see!
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    Chicago curry House , a great place for dinners.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    The grand lobby of the Chicago Theatre is modeled after the Royal Chapel at Versailles, while the grand staircase is patterned after that of the Paris Opera House. Read more
  • Mary G.
    Mary GazzeMay 30, 2010
    Do the tour on a day when there is no show. Guides will not take you in the back to look at the autographed photos because show equipment will block you
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    In "Save the Last Dance" (2001), Sara (Julia Stiles) auditions for a spot in the ballet company of her dreams, in scenes shot in the Chicago Theatre. Read more
  • Mary M.heart icon on user image
    Mary MillerJuly 23, 2016
    Here to see Culture Club it's gorgeous
  • Michelle
    MichelleMay 8, 2011
    Check out this beautiful historic theatre! A wonder! Tonites opening act for Neil is too low key for me. But earnest.
  • Carlos
    CarlosJune 20, 2011
    Get to know all the exits here. It will make your egress quicker, especially to the rear of the building. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoSeptember 24, 2010
    Sufjan Stevens (October 15) last released a proper solo LP in 2005, but it was a concept album about Illinois, so the folk-pop darling will always draw big in Chicago. Read more
  • Natalie Q.heart icon on user image
    Natalie QuamFebruary 8, 2015
    Box seats are some of the best seats in the house.
  • SPQRheart icon on user image
    SPQROctober 18, 2015
    Old school theater... Spectacular in every way
  • Tony R.heart icon on user image
    Tony RossDecember 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Concerts & Shows
  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WeathersbyFebruary 29, 2016
    Icon of Chicago
  • The Chicago Theatre
    The Chicago TheatreSeptember 19, 2011
    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!
  • Smokkee S.
    Smokkee SingletonMay 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're trying to see anything here, hurr up & buy the tix!!! "Sold out" is used here more often than not. #SadButTrue...
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