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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-462-6301
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Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

I have been here for everything from a graduation ceremony to a musician production and I am never disappointed! What an excellent venue!

Thank Hannahjones0000
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Saw Brit Floyd (cover band Pink Floyd) on 03/21/15. It was an amazing show but if your first row on the second floor people will be walking back forth all night. Kinda hard to get used to that. The sounds and lights of the show...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 16 March 2015

We went to the Chicago Theater to see Amy Schumer on 3/13/15. First off, Amy was so funny it was incredible. She had us in stitches - my wife was laughing so hard she had tears. The jokes were all over the place, and were...More

1  Thank AvWriter
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Comfortable seating, beautiful interior and an excellent theater for events and shows. The Chicago Theatre is one of my favorite venues and I've seen shows here many times.

1  Thank veritas2578
Reviewed 4 March 2015

I really enjoyed this theater. We saw a standup show and the view would have been great from anywhere. The whole interior is gorgeous. In the winter dress warm if you will be waiting outside in line to get in (security checking bags for recording...More

1  Thank Erica L
Reviewed 22 February 2015

We always worry that the seating will be uncomfortable. My husband is six foot five and the seating here was fine, no knees against the chair in front of you. If you sit in the mezzanine you can opt for a table or just below...More

Thank manyfeathers
Reviewed 20 February 2015

saw John Mellencamp here in Feb 2015. This was my first visit to the iconic Chicago Theater, although I have walked by a million times. Wonderful venue, great acoustics for a concert, friendly staff, must-do experience.

Thank wisgirl01
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Lots of stairs if your way up at the top but it was truly a beautiful venue. Unlike modern facilities that are cement with plastic chairs it is richly decorated and reminiscent of times long ago when going out was an event. We seen a...More

Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We went on Valentines day to see Sinbad and he was fantastic . He did start a little late but it was worth the wait he had everyone laughing for at least 1:30 min. The place was sold out so it was tough sitting that...More

Thank BigTlk
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

We took the tour. It took a bit more than an hour and was really very informative. My husband, brother-in-law, and I all learned interesting history of a really lovely old theater. If you have an hour or so, go take the tour.

Thank Shauna K
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Larissa S
Do you have to pay for children ages 1 & 3 on the Marquee Tour?
20 February 2017|
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.
I bought 4 VIP tickets for the April 22, 8 pm performance of Move Beyond Live. This is the first time I've purchased VIP access tickets so I don't know what to do - e.g., when to arrive and where to go for the before show meet, photo opportunity, etc. with Julianne and Derek Hough. I do know what is included in the price of my tickets, it's just the process of accessing that I have questions about. I don't see any other special designation on the tickets other than "VIVIP4" - does that let the ticket taker know they're VIP tickets? Do we receive anything else in the mail before the show? Any guidance you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Just haven't been able to find anything on line.
14 February 2017|
Response from Hirlsa H | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I am sorry i cannot help you. We were only there for the theater tour. 👩
Which theater is having "Hamilton and how is the best way to get tickets? Are there any hotel/show packages available? Are there any "specials or discounts" at anytime during its run? Thanks for any help, the tickets are really expensive!
17 December 2016|
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Response from MrsBaum | Reviewed this property |
Google Hamilton and I'm sure it will come up.