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The Chicago Theatre

175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
+1 312-462-6301
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Chicago's breath-taking National Landmark Theatre hosts concerts, comedians, theatrical productions and special events every year. The 3,600 seat auditorium is seven stories high, and the vertical "C-H-I-C-A-G-O," sign is one of the few such signs in existence today. A symbol of State Street and Chicago, the marquee is a landmark in itself, as is the Wurlitzer pipe organ. Patrons can also go behind-the-scenes on their educational venue tour, which runs a few times a week.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“frank sinatra” (10 reviews)
“great acoustics” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-462-6301
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"beautiful theatre"
in 23 reviews
"frank sinatra"
in 10 reviews
"great acoustics"
in 13 reviews
"sound quality"
in 11 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 18 reviews
"great sound"
in 9 reviews
"main floor"
in 16 reviews
"sight lines"
in 9 reviews
"great seats"
in 12 reviews
"great stories"
in 8 reviews
"state street"
in 10 reviews
"concert venue"
in 6 reviews
"box office"
in 6 reviews
"great tour"
in 20 reviews
"hour tour"
in 6 reviews
"stage"
in 98 reviews
"performance"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Truly brilliant musical. Everyones performance was electric. This is by far the best musical we have seen in a long time.Everyones singing and acting was superb. We would like to thank all those involved in bringing this production to the stage. Joe & Lina

Thank linasannia
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Reviewed yesterday

We were able to watch a dance performance at this theatre and it was absolutely wonderful. The architecture of the building is amazing to look at, and the acoustics were excellent as well. As with all theatres there are some seats that are better than...More

Thank Nick5525
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I saw pictures prior to the tour and it doesn’t do justice to actually being there. The tour guide was amazing and funny! The history behind the place was outstanding. A lot of the interior design reminded me of Paris and the actual theatre was...More

1  Thank sweeteriny1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chicago Theater marquee is iconic and a must-do picture spot, especially with the name of a favorite personality in lights. On entry, the security was thorough, and the ticket checking was quick. The venue was a bit of a maze to find bathrooms and...More

2  Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the 12:00pm tour that takes place every day at the Chicago Theatre. I have lived in the area my whole life and have only been to that theatre twice and don't really remember it. The tour is inexpensive and only about an hour....More

1  Thank firebird350
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time back to this venue in a longtime. Really enjoyed Cedric the entertainer. Architecture is beautiful inside. Sitting a little tight and cramped. But other than that, good place to enjoy comedy, or a play. One of Chicago best and historic theater's!!!

1  Thank lakesha c
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This classic theater that has hosted many noteworthy performances over the years still provides an intimate setting. Main floor seating has good sight lines. Saw Brit Floyd and the sound quality was excellent.

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1 hour tour at 12 noon daily - tour guide very informative and kept the group's attention the whole time with anecdotes and history about the theatre. Really interesting to see the décor inside and hear about the stories of it's beginning, near demise and...More

Thank Savcat
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I attended a rock concert here, and I have to divide the review into two sections. First entry into the theater was an absolute atrocity. 35 minutes before the show started, there was a large crowd converging on the entrance from all...More

Thank 2barefoot
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic trip and a tour guide! The young lady was very knowledgeable and engaging. Amazed we went to so many different areas of the theatre and it has to be seen to be believed – so extravagant and for the ordinary person of...More

Thank sou301
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Larissa S
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Response from Hirlsa H | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Marque tour??? I do not know which tour you mean. We did the theater tour. Not for little kids though.
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Response from MrsBaum | Reviewed this property |
Google Hamilton and I'm sure it will come up.
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