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The Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre

The Loop, Chicago
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    "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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  • Steve T.
    Steve TalbottMarch 28, 2011
    $12 tour is one of the best values around! Take advantage of it.
  • Stacey E.heart icon on user image
    Stacey EtchisonSeptember 28, 2021
    Perfect venue for a comedy show.
  • Trudy D.heart icon on user image
    Trudy DelfosseFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here early and explore this beautiful building!
  • Sawyer L.
    Sawyer LahrJuly 19, 2011
    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.
  • Tony R.heart icon on user image
    Tony RossDecember 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Concerts & Shows
  • Pon Y.heart icon on user image
    Pon YoSeptember 28, 2013
    Always amazing shows in this theater.
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  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    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
  • Greg
    GregDecember 29, 2009
    This is a terrific piece of Chicago architecture and history. Beautiful lobby and theater.
  • Nancy H.heart icon on user image
    Nancy HyltonDecember 1, 2019
    Circus 🎪 De Soleil ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 🎄
  • Vince O.heart icon on user image
    Vince ONovember 2, 2018
    Have Fun!!!!
  • Photo L.heart icon on user image
    Photo LarryJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always great performance at this space
  • 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
  • Erikaheart icon on user image
    ErikaMay 25, 2015
    Amazing theatre!
  • Ingrid
    IngridFebruary 24, 2013
    Do the Marquee tour, highly interesting!
  • Harriet B.heart icon on user image
    Harriet BSeptember 11, 2014
    I love their tours
  • Tammy H.heart icon on user image
    Tammy HobbsJune 28, 2015
    Beautiful theater!
  • Alex C.
    Alex CervantesMay 5, 2011
    park in garage around the corner and just relax before show time
  • The SNS Post
    The SNS PostMay 12, 2012
    The Columbia College Chicago class of 2012 graduated from here last week.
  • Frank B.
    Frank B.July 24, 2011
    Awesome theater but sh!tty Feng Shui and flow.
  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WeathersbyFebruary 29, 2016
    Icon of Chicago
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    The Chicago Theatre opened on October 26, 1921 as a movie palace. Read more
  • Hải V.
    Hải VũOctober 27, 2015
    top 10 stupid people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHrkH_4h2IA
  • Joellen B.
    Joellen BurgerMarch 26, 2015
    Hey The Chicago Theatre, join Freebie! Read more
  • Amanda
    AmandaMarch 7, 2013
    The interior of Al Capone's 'Lexington Hotel' in The Untouchables.
  • The SNS Post
    The SNS PostMay 12, 2012
    Mavis Staples received her doctorate degree from here. Priceless.
  • John J. H.
    John J. Hampilos-Quit-4sqDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Donnie and Marie, Should be here instead !!!
  • Erin
    ErinOctober 25, 2010
    Beautiful. Sit down, listen, and appreciate kind of place
  • 1401 S.
    The Best shows ever take place here!!
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    The iconic "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" sign is nearly six stories high. Read more
  • Angie R.
    Angie RobinsonOctober 1, 2010
    Ricky Gervais!!! Wooohoo! Saw him perform in NY once. So hAd to come see him on Chicago too! He rOcks!
  • Jason P.
    Jason PinkowskiMay 14, 2014
    Not a single bad seat in the venue!
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PazdernikDecember 17, 2011
    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!
  • The Chicago Theatre
    The Chicago TheatreFebruary 18, 2010
    Tour The Chicago Theatre. It will literally take your breath away. Tues, Thur, Sat @ 12noon. $12. Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    Currently, the Chicago Theatre hosts numerous concerts and major performing arts events. Read more
  • Victor Hugo T.heart icon on user image
    Chicago college ceremony
  • Kat K.
    Kat KApril 4, 2011
    Can't wait to see the train wreck that is Charlie Sheen!
  • Francisco P.heart icon on user image
    Francisco PerezJuly 10, 2017
    Natalie Merchant
  • Dylan S.
    Dylan SiegfriedDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go see A Christmas Story the Musical
  • 1401 S.
    Amazing place!! Great shows
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    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
  • Shannon C.heart icon on user image
    Shannon CrossApril 19, 2013
    Jim Gaffigan!
  • Ilya B.
    Ilya BeyrakNovember 17, 2014
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  • Katie
    KatieMay 26, 2010
    Wasn't super impressed on my trip to see Conan O'brien last week, women's room was out of toilet paper before the show even started, guy at merchandise stand was pretty rude.
  • nope ..
    nope .October 26, 2011
    Do the tour!
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesApril 25, 2011
    On the Red Line, get off on the Lake Street exit
  • Adam A.
    Adam AndreOctober 3, 2010
    Ricky Gervais at the Chicago Theatre. Hilarious!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HigleyDecember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to a concert here!
  • Agatha
    AgathaFebruary 14, 2010
    Saw Mariah Carey here!
  • Cracken ..
    Cracken .January 8, 2010
    Must see venue
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