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Fine Arts Building

410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1308
+1 312-566-9800
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The Old Studebaker Theater, If Walls Could Talk

The beautiful Studebaker Theater was built in 1885 housing and selling the Studebaker carriage... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Fascinating Architectural Gem

The Fine Arts Building offers a fascinating glimpse of architecture in the early 1900s. It... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Chuck A
Chicago, Illinois
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A historic building that houses two theaters, several offices, shops and music studios.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-1308
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-566-9800
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

The beautiful Studebaker Theater was built in 1885 housing and selling the Studebaker carriage. The large picture windows in the front displayed the new vehicles which were produced on the 6th floor. I had to see this gem. Luckily, my professional ballerina daughter had a...More

Thank SuziMac8
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The Fine Arts Building offers a fascinating glimpse of architecture in the early 1900s. It showcases art from its earliest artists on the top floor and hosts an interesting selection of artist studios and music-related stores, such as a sheet music shop and a violin...More

1  Thank Chuck A
Reviewed 31 October 2015

The renovated theater in the Fine Arts Building is a gem. New seats, walls and balcony are perfectly executed. It captures the beauty of the original historic room. It is worth your time to stop in and take alook.

Thank sbellin3
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

What an exceptional and visionary idea to regroup artists under one roof and have the idea run for a century. Seems to be a nice place to work in

Thank Mic57-7
Reviewed 17 October 2015

During Open House Chicago we visited the Studebaker Theater within the Fine Arts Building. They have done a nice job with the restoration of the old Studebaker Theater. It is a smaller, more intimate space, which would make a nice venue to see a performance.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I used to go to school which was located in this building on several floors: Harrington Institute of Interior Design. It was almost magical I was there every day. It was built for the Studebaker company in 1884–5 (those cars were made in nearby South...More

2  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 6 September 2015

As I've said before, I love old buildings, and the Fine Arts Building is just a gorgeous piece of architecture. They just don't make grand buildings like this anymore. And that's really a shame.

Thank glhenry
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I attended Roosevelt University Chicago when I was an undergraduate music student, so I visited the Fine Arts Building (right next door) almost on a daily basis (for choir rehearsals and to buy music scores from Performer's Music). As a student, I never really appreciated...More

2  Thank Alysia R
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Time travelers, architectural buffs and arts enthusiasts alike will find something to marvel over in this gem of a structure on one of our favorite places in Chicago - South Michigan Avenue. In view of Buckingham fountain, this 19th century masterpiece is home to businesses...More

2  Thank cg37
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I recently went through the Fine Arts building through Open House Chicago~incredible building~the theater is being renovated, but the rest of the building is still being used~there are several Yoga Studios, Massage, a book store and several music instructors which fill the halls with fantastic...More

Thank SpriteyChicagoland
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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