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Auditorium Theatre

Auditorium Theatre

Theater, Music Venue, and Performing Arts Venue
The Loop, Chicago
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  • ballet
  • louis sullivan
  • dankmar adler
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  • Patricia A.heart icon on user image
    Patricia Andrews-KeenanMarch 31, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the most beautiful theaters in the city, take time to learn abbot about its 125 year history. Seeing Alvin Ailey there is always a treat.
  • Ganula B.
    Ganula BorgilchuluunMarch 23, 2016
    The great venue with spectacular interiors, tons of international and local famous ballet companies perform their best at this theatre. All around the year, you are able to see a great performances.
  • Brittany W.heart icon on user image
    Brittany WDecember 19, 2016
    Tip: check everyone's bag when entering. I just walked in and no one checked through my bag. No matter the event all precautions should be taken. Other than that beautiful place!
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  • Ellen H.heart icon on user image
    Ellen HeinJune 23, 2017
    There is so much history inside the Chicago Auditorium Theater. Paul our guide was very informative and had a passion for the history of Auditorium.
  • Roosevelt Collection
    Roosevelt CollectionApril 19, 2012
    Fun fact: Presidents Harrison and T. Roosevelt gave their nomination speeches here! Learn more about the Auditorium by taking a tour on Mondays at 10:30 AM or noon and Thursdays at 10:30 AM.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DrinkwineNovember 3, 2013
    While it's great being up close in the orch pits, beware of not-so-great acoustics since you're right next to the speakers!
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BallardJune 27, 2010
    If you are looking for a Broadway show in Chicago: one that is fun, hip, and suitable for young people especially, checkout Fuerza Bruta. You will not be disappointed. Wear clothes you can get wet :)
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful historic building, some of the best acoustics there as well. If you arrive early, cross Wabash and grab a Cuban coffee or sandwich at Cafecito.
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HeiserMay 14, 2016
    Incredible interior. Probably the most beautiful theater in Chicago.
  • Panos M.heart icon on user image
    Panos MarkopoulosDecember 31, 2018
    Beautiful building. We watched The NutCracker from the Joffrey Ballet. Really good experience!
  • Elvyra M.heart icon on user image
    Elvyra MillikenOctober 12, 2018
    Very beautiful, nice lighting, very festive. Sounds was good too.
  • L Patrick L.heart icon on user image
    L Patrick Le'FloreMarch 23, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    It always nice to go their and see great Theatre! I always love it!
  • Marty E.heart icon on user image
    Marty ErwinDecember 23, 2017
    Beautiful venue. Great sound. Nice place to see a big show.
  • Jesseheart icon on user image
    JesseJuly 11, 2016
    Gorgeous theater. Definitely worth catching an opera or show if possible.
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 8, 2016
    The top level is kinda terrifying to watch a show from.
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanNovember 3, 2013
    The gallery seats (aisle 3,4,5) are in the WAY upper balcony. They are dangerous & scary!
  • Johnny B.heart icon on user image
    Johnny BruderMay 17, 2016
    Beautiful building with interesting shows such as the Joffrey Ballet.
  • Eliane v.
    Eliane vdBOctober 12, 2012
    [Louis Sullivan & Dankmar Adler, 1889] Some consider the acoustics of the landmarked Theater to be the best in the world.
  • Jen T.
    Jen T.June 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Fuerza Bruta Lounge at the Auditorium Theatre opens at 6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday and 2pm on Sundays. Daily drink specials, empanadas and dance music. You do not need a ticket to the show to hang Read more
  • Ben
    BenMay 4, 2012
    Wear a jacket. The inside of the theatre is air conditioned to accommodate formal wear. Stay warm and enjoy the show!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SageJune 7, 2010
    See Fuerza Bruta before it leaves town. What an amazing show! Be prepared for a non-traditional theater experience including the possibility of getting misted with water. Read more
  • Kelley P.heart icon on user image
    Kelley PoulosMarch 20, 2017
    seating was remarkably comfortable for a large person.
  • Chuck W.heart icon on user image
    Chuck WeissMarch 4, 2016
    Every seat is excellent here...
  • Chicago Dancing Festival
    As part of the 2012 Chicago Dancing Festival, join us for "Dancing East & West of Chicago" on August 22nd. Tickets available in July (FREE!) Read more
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    JeanneApril 27, 2013
    Amazing seats for the ballet. Othello in our face. Cool
  • Mark I.heart icon on user image
    Mark IngrahamSeptember 11, 2019
    Alive w Chicago History and great acoustics.
  • Peter aka Nomi F.
    Peter aka Nomi FJune 16, 2010
    This theatre is a true gem. The acoustics are perfect and has a bigger stage than the Shubert or Chicago Theatres.
  • Jeiran H.heart icon on user image
    Jeiran HasanMay 4, 2019
    Great hall to see a variety of events
  • Taylor H.heart icon on user image
    Taylor HartzelOctober 28, 2018
    Stunning theater, I love watching Joffrey Ballet perform here
  • JJ V.heart icon on user image
    JJ VenturiniJune 21, 2015
    Small place but very cozy. Don't try to park. Cab or Uber in
  • Mary Ellen W.heart icon on user image
    Mary Ellen WamplerFebruary 24, 2017
    The Meet the Artist before the Game Changers was phenomenal!
  • Judy
    JudyMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Auditorium Theatre is what every theater wants to be when it grows up.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 2, 2010
    The Joffrey Ballet, which appeared at the Auditorium in scenes shot for "The Company" (2003), was the first American dance company to appear on TV, and the first to visit Russia. Read more
  • Andrew R.heart icon on user image
    Andrew RohmDecember 28, 2018
    Beautifully and intricately decorated
  • Lady TMarie H.
    Lady TMarie H.March 31, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    The box seats are great
  • Mr. Peabody P.heart icon on user image
    Mr. Peabody PeabodyMarch 31, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    A beautiful place and great venue!
  • Worldbiz
    WorldbizSeptember 20, 2017
    Grand looking old theatre. Jonathan Lee show
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 2, 2010
    The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago is the subject of Robert Altman’s behind the scenes take on dance, "The Company" (2003). A performance of “Blue Snake” was shot at the Auditorium Theatre. Read more
  • Joel H.heart icon on user image
    Joel HallMay 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check in at the Auditorium and you might get a gift treat.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 2, 2010
    The Joffrey Ballet, which appeared at the Auditorium in scenes shot for "The Company" (2003), was the first dance company to perform at the White House at Jacqueline Kennedy’s invitation. Read more
  • Arthur H.heart icon on user image
    Arthur HawkinsApril 20, 2015
    Impressive architecture and ballet
  • Dan G.
    Dan GeigerJune 13, 2010
    Stand in the middle for the best view of everything. And if you don't want to get wet, avoid down stage.
  • Collective M.
    Collective MediaFebruary 22, 2015
    Great Place to go on a cold Chicago Day!
  • Darrell N.
    Darrell NakagawaJuly 22, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    The Color Purple
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 2, 2010
    The Auditorium Theatre was designed and constructed by famed architects Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan; it opened in 1889. Read more
  • Suzanne S.
    Suzanne SpagnolaApril 15, 2012
    The middle performance in the Alvin Alley show was my fav!
  • Gerry F.heart icon on user image
    Gerry FortunaJuly 6, 2018
    a nice place for the show
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    Auditorium TheatreJanuary 18, 2013
    Check in at #TooHotChi for free coffee or hot chocolate!
  • Fabrice C.heart icon on user image
    Fabrice CalmelsSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you wait by the bus stop on Michigan avenue, you will see the dancers walking out of backstage
  • Jake J.heart icon on user image
    Jake JoraanstadJune 7, 2015
    Beautiful old theater!
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