The Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre

175 N State St (at Lake St), Chicago, IL 60601, United States
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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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  • Explore Chicago

    In "The Dark Knight" (2008), Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) and his girlfriend Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) show up for a ballet performance in scenes shot in the Chicago Theatre. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
  • Ellen DeGeneres

    This is a great room to see music! Plus I’ve done my stand up here and two specials for TBS here. Be sure to catch a show while you’re in the neighborhood. Read more

    Ellen DeGeneres · September 8, 2010
  • Explore Chicago

    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

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
  • Explore Chicago

    The iconic "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" sign is nearly six stories high. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
  • Explore Chicago

    The Chicago Theatre offers a tour of the lobby, majestic auditorium, and backstage space (when available) several times a week. Click link at right for info. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
  • Explore Chicago

    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

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
  • Explore Chicago

    Currently, the Chicago Theatre hosts numerous concerts and major performing arts events. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
  • Time Out Chicago

    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

    Time Out Chicago · September 24, 2010
  • Explore Chicago

    The Chicago Theatre opened on October 26, 1921 as a movie palace. Read more

    Explore Chicago · January 29, 2010
  • The Chicago Theatre

    Tour The Chicago Theatre. It will literally take your breath away. Tues, Thur, Sat @ 12noon. $12. Read more

    The Chicago Theatre · February 18, 2010
  • 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
  • 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

    Earth Hour Illinois 2012 · March 26, 2011
  • nope ..

    Do the tour!

    nope . · October 26, 2011
  • Agatha

    Saw Mariah Carey here!

    Agatha · February 14, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kevin H.

    Go to a concert here!

    Kevin Higley · December 26, 2010
  • Nepal House - Indian and Nepali Restaurant -.

    Chicago curry House , a great place for dinners.

  • Jenny K.

    Validated parking in garage around the corner, Interpark with big green G.

    Jenny Korn · January 31, 2010
  • Harriet B.

    I love their tours

    Harriet B · September 11, 2014
  • 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
  • Sindhura T.

    Find out the daily tour timing in advance.

    Sindhura Tokala · June 10, 2012
  • Dylan S.

    Go see A Christmas Story the Musical

    Dylan Siegfried · December 23, 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
  • 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!

  • 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
  • Angie R.

    Ricky Gervais!!! Wooohoo! Saw him perform in NY once. So hAd to come see him on Chicago too! He rOcks!

    Angie Robinson · October 1, 2010
  • kristen l.

    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.

    kristen loper · May 21, 2010
  • Chad B.

    Go to a show and explore the theatre before the performance, skip the $12 guided tour. Great historic theatre.

    Chad Budreau · May 20, 2010
  • Adrienne

    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

    Adrienne · May 9, 2010
  • Greg

    This is a terrific piece of Chicago architecture and history. Beautiful lobby and theater.

    Greg · December 29, 2009
  • Natalie Q.

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

    Natalie Quam · 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • Daniel K.

    Take the tour. It's a must see!

    Daniel Kemper · September 3, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Monique C.

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

    Monique Colorada · July 3, 2013
  • Mariana T.

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

    Mariana Tobon · April 12, 2013

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