Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago Opera Theater
4.5

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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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 the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
How to get there
  • Lake • 1 min walk
  • State/Lake • 1 min walk
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Jktchorne
Fort Smith, AR1,072 contributions
May 2022 • Business
I did not go in just wanted a good photo spot that everyone would recognize in Chicago! It was neat iconic sign in a lot of movies.
Written 23 May 2022
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Steve Lewis
Lausanne, Switzerland945 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
If you do t have much time, you can always look at the building form the outside.

The sign is famously known and you won’t be disappointed looking at it at distance
Written 28 June 2019
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septsunseeker
Riverview, FL278 contributions
May 2018 • Family
My daughter and I recently attended a production of the Wizard of OZ here. The production was amazing and the theater itself is absolutely visual stunning. I cannot imagine how long it took to buildit. It was so so beautiful. Every seat in this place is perfect. The seats could use a bit more padding as sitting in them for 2+ hrs was not comfortable. The ushers were very helpful and professionals. I also found it odd that there was a lot of security at the door searching bags etc and then the gentleman sitting beside us was so drunk he could barely even walk. He was escorted out of the theater by his g/f because he was making a scene during the production.
Written 12 May 2018
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Ianbb8
Liverpool, UK749 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
The theatre is based within the loop area. It’s near to the river and the sign has featured on lots of tv and movies. It’s a great photo opportunity.
Written 11 April 2018
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lslatte
New York City, NY11 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
This theater is a wonderful relic in the middle of downtown. We went to a concert but I guess they offer tours of it during the day.
Written 26 February 2018
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Indy_colts2009
Indiana200 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
What a beautiful Opera theater...came here to see Jim Gaffigan and can't say there's a bad seat in the house. Nicely laid out and sound quality equally good. They did have two big screens up on each side, which was helpful to those in the back...but didn't feel it took away from the live, in person venue. Would come again...did take time to tour... just lovely!
Written 16 October 2017
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stoliman
louisiana43 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
I had the pleasure attending a concert at this beautiful theater.I attended the George Benson & Kenny G concert great seats ,view, and sound
Written 13 June 2017
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BrookeC
Belize62 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
This theater is at the heart of Chicago history. Such a classy place. Makes me wish I lived during the time when luxury was the standard that everyone strived for. Hopefully you'll get Richard for your tour guide. He has personal stories to share with you!
Written 10 April 2017
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ChattyKat08
Chicago, IL259 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
Loved the show. The seats were really close and there was a couple who arrived late. They were obnoxious. My family ignored them and focused on the awesome performance of Chris Tucker. We can not wait to see him again. ❤️ Love him.
Written 10 April 2017
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caron t
44 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
The Lyric Opera, like many Chicago arts organizations, rarely scores anything but an A+ rating. It's not hard to see why performances are often sold out. The Lyric's Magic Flute was no exception. Utilizing the tradition of a show within show, the frame was a backyard party. The set was at Cape Cod style home where a performance was held for attendees on the patio. The pristine home set against a starlit sky made for a beautiful, if unusual backdrop. The story itself is a fairytale of lovers having to earn their desired partner by trials of honor. Inspired by Mozart's infatuation with Masonic principles, there is a a large dose of dogma included. That said, the singing by all was magnificent, especially the leads Tamina to Pamina, and Pappageno and the Queen of the Night (my favorite aria in the piece). The story was easy to follow thanks to the supertitles. It made for a delightful evening. (Next in my subscription is Eugene Onegin, then Carmen. I can't wait!)
Written 18 January 2017
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