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Oriental Theatre

24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
+1 312-977-1701
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Broadway in Chicago

his a beautiful old theater that is very reminiscent of a typical Broadway show. We purchased... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Hpmicks
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Highland Park, Illinois
Stunning Theatre Architecture

This theatre has quite a history, it started out as a movie theatre and is very quaint but... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
atsbw
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago's Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, Oriental Theatre, and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
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  • Very good24%
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
Downtown / The Loop
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24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
+1 312-977-1701
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

his a beautiful old theater that is very reminiscent of a typical Broadway show. We purchased our tickets online but just a few days ahead of show. They were held at "Will Call". We had no problems what so ever picking up our tickets. Of...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

This theatre has quite a history, it started out as a movie theatre and is very quaint but adequately sized to give performances here an intimate feel. Because of this, most seats in this theatre are good (though I have heard it said to avoid...More

Thank atsbw
Reviewed 28 December 2016

A beautiful old theatre that's well-maintained. Obviously, the play you're seeing here governs most of the experience. But it's nice to admire to structure and all of the decorations. If you get seats on the far sides, you won't be able to see all of...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Lovely atmosphere with stunning detail and intricate design. Loge Balcony seats were mid-price with great view of stage and was easy to hear the actors. Refreshments weren't outrageously priced as is the case in some theaters. Alcohol available.

Thank Shari M
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I have been here once before and thought it was a beautiful theatre. But last week I went to see a show there and was in the balcony and did not like it. Hard to see the actors faces and hear them. If I go...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Fun Home won five Tony awards including Best Musical in 2015. It is a memoir of someone growing up with a father who owns a funeral home, "FUN HOME". It is a memorable evening and is well performed by the cast. It is a beautiful...More

Thank LMK101
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful theatre with stunning detail and intricate design. Be sure to look up and look around -- it's like eye candy with so much to see at every turn of the gilded ceiling and frescos. The seats are comfy too, without a bad seat in...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The theater itself is an impressive venue. Well worth visiting. They have an ongoing season of Broadway level shows from which to select.

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is a very beautiful venue. They continuously have great shows and decent prices. There really aren't bad seats.

Thank Layla T
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Attended a concert at the Oriental, very beautiful quaint theatre. A smaller venue, not a bad seat in the house. We sat in the balcony for our show. We were able to see and hear the concert very well. the seating had plenty of room...More

Thank Bruce B
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mliesman
12 December 2017|
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Response from cfoleym | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you will want to call the box office to get your tickets. Some of the balcony seats would not be very accessible for those kinds of needs.
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judymQ6380SU
1 November 2017|
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Response from cfoleym | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe it’s a few dollars per bag/coat.
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judymQ6380SU
1 November 2017|
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Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is. From their website, also: For the comfort, safety and security of all patrons, Broadway In Chicago reserves the right to search bags for security reasons, regardless of size, but backpacks and other large... More
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