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Oriental Theatre

Oriental Theatre

The Loop, Chicago
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  • Donna J.
    Donna JohnsonAugust 11
    I like the view from the balcony.
  • JB A.
    JB AndersonAugust 5
    Dress circle is the place to be!
  • Hilldale D.
    Hilldale DairyApril 7, 2016
    Absolutely stunning interior! Wonderful views, great shows! A must visit!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiApril 5, 2016
    Go for a musical or play!! Beautiful theater
  • Joan B.
    Joan BlumenthalMarch 10, 2016
    Seats are staggered so it's easy to see the stage. On the other hand the rows are very narrow.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CooperFebruary 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The interior is gorgeous
  • Lee R.
    Lee RockFebruary 4, 2016
    Go see Beautiful before it leaves!
  • David R.
    David RosiJanuary 13, 2016
    Cramped seating but excellent production of 'Beautiful'
  • Fred G.
    Fred G.November 25, 2015
    Here to see Sherlock Holmes. Hope it gets better in the second half.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FittAugust 19, 2015
    Beautiful theatre!
  • Dirk D.
    Dirk De LorDecember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Upper balcony seats are a great value.
  • Sandra V.
    Sandra VazquezOctober 11, 2014
    Cubs On Deck 2015. Sheryl, Serge, me. They r going to promise us a world series win. Yea!
  • XMNDA C.
    XMNDA CHEEKSAugust 10, 2014
    Motown the Musical is flawless.
  • Alisha B.
    Alisha BlandMay 28, 2014
    Motown the Musical is EXCELLENT
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloMay 14, 2014
    Rush tickets for military, students, and seniors.
  • Claudia O.
    Claudia OcampoJanuary 18, 2014
    So beautiful! Ghost the musical was funny, touching and inspiring. Had a great time
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RalstonDecember 12, 2013
    Go see wicked if you can, very good story and great voices!
  • Albert L.
    Albert LDecember 12, 2013
    There's a McDonald's right next to the theater if you need a very quick bite to eat before your show!
  • Helsa A.
    Helsa ArdinoDecember 11, 2013
    A very sneaky photo..don't tell the guards. I feel wicked :D
  • Kenneth H.
    Kenneth HundrieserNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Merchandise takes cards but the bars are cash only. There is an ATM in the front lobby.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezNovember 8, 2013
    I'm honestly convinced there sing a bad seat in the house - the cheap seats in the balcony give a fantastic view of the stage!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley ROctober 13, 2013
    Crazy bathroom usher on the lower level. Watch out for her. She screams at you if you take too long at intermission. :O
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JOctober 13, 2013
    Beautiful Theater. At Once, get here when the doors open and have a drink on the stage. They also repeat this at intermission.
  • Nedra C.
    Nedra ColemanOctober 12, 2013
    Once great musical. Set a real pub. However the film is still number one.
  • Kelsey P.
    Kelsey PetersOctober 10, 2013
    Go see Once and get there early - you can order a drink on stage while the cast plays music!
  • Juan Manuel G.
    Juan Manuel Gonzalez AmadoSeptember 22, 2013
    Excelent performance at Evita!
  • Deborah V.
    Watching West Side Story. Highly recommend it.
  • Idara U.
    Idara UdoApril 28, 2013
    My seat totally got updated. I'm so close to the stage!
  • Peter
    PeterApril 27, 2013
    Same day tickets only $25 with military ID!
  • Kathie Z.
    Kathie ZieglerApril 12, 2013
    Big Fish pre Broadway!
  • Oriental Theatre
    Oriental TheatreApril 3, 2013
    The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of BIG FISH plays the Oriental Theatre now through May 5, 2013!
  • Broadway In Chicago
    Broadway In ChicagoDecember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    BIG FISH will have its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Oriental Theatre from April 2, 2013 through May 5, 2013.
  • Broadway In Chicago
    Broadway In ChicagoMay 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles comes to the Oriental starting June 26th!
  • Broadway In Chicago
    Broadway In ChicagoApril 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
  • Craig B.
    Craig BanksApril 8, 2012
    Seeing Fela...
  • Jonquil B.
    Jonquil BoydApril 7, 2012
    Fela!! I'm soo excited!!
  • Broadway In Chicago
    Broadway In ChicagoMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    FELA!, the joyous dance, theater, music spectacle, plays the Oriental Theatre March 27, 2012 - April 15, 2012!
  • Broadway In Chicago
    Broadway In ChicagoMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    RIVERDANCE will play in Chicago for the very last time March 13 - March 18!
  • Steve R.
    Steve RugeMarch 1, 2012
    Visit the Half Price website or tix office at Randolph/Michigan (across street from Cultural Visitor Center) for half price tix to this venue.
  • Ashley J.
    Ashley JonesFebruary 18, 2012
    See American Idiot!!!
  • Arm C.
    Arm CandyFebruary 15, 2012
    Go see American Idiot
  • Steve R.
    Steve RugeFebruary 10, 2012
    Row AA in directors circle is not too shabby
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CooperFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The theatre itself is absolutely stunning! Check out for a list upcoming Broadway shows in Chicago. There is a Garrett's popcorn located just a door down from the theatre.
  • Broadway In Chicago
    Broadway In ChicagoJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Experience the next chapter of the classic American story at the most joyous and exciting musical on Broadway, IN THE HEIGHTS! Playing for one week only, January 10 - January 15!
  • Broadway In Chicago
    Broadway In ChicagoDecember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond are spending Christmas in Chicago, now through December 24th!
  • Dana T.
    Dana TedescoNovember 13, 2011
    The Oriental Theatre is AMAZINGLY beautiful with fabulous ornate decor. Pay attention to the intricate details all around you!
  • Dana A.
    Dana AndersonNovember 9, 2011
    Do NOT take pics, they actually make u delete them!
  • Buzz Evolution
    Buzz EvolutionOctober 6, 2011
    Check out the Oriental Theatre's page ( for info on theatre tours at 11 AM every Saturday, $10 (plus ticket fees.) Worth the tours.
  • Broadway In Chicago
    Broadway In ChicagoSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    ROCK OF AGES makes its way back to Chicago November 08 - November 13. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!
  • Elizabeth F.
    Elizabeth FAugust 4, 2011
    Don't be late!
  • Barrett R.
    Barrett RobertsJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    When at a show go watch the musicians down in the pit, the ushers love it
  • Broadway In Chicago
    Broadway In ChicagoJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss NETworks presents DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST now through August 7th!
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WJune 11, 2011
    Ladies: avoid the mile-long bathroom line by popping in next door to Borders. I did and it was *empty*.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BaglioMay 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go see Spring Awakening!
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony ClemmerFebruary 9, 2011
    See Rain before it leaves!
  • Dane M.
    Dane MentzerNovember 7, 2010
    get a Stella Artois for $6 and set it on the first balcony's the feds come down on you...SET NOTHING ON THE LEDGE!!!
  • Sonny D.
    Sonny DatoyMay 10, 2010
    go around the corner and into an alley to find the stage door and say hi to the talented kids of billy elliot! this production is TONS better than the current broadway cast.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BrennanMay 6, 2010
    Definitely check out BILLY ELLIOT the MUSICAL -- now playing at the Oriental Theatre. Incredibly moving and entertaining show that should not be missed. Read more
  • Allison D.
    Allison DeStefanoMarch 4, 2010
    Lots of touring shows coming through. Read more
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