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The Chicago Theatre: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
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+1 312-462-6301
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We just went to Jim Gaffigan on Saturday night and couldn't believe the very long line to get into the 9:30pm show. Most of the people missed the first half of the opening act. I sure hope this doesn't happen in January during the Polar...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank crunch6
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Old theatre in downtown Chicago. Nice performance venue. Parking can be tricky. However, When I ordered the tickets through Ticketmaster, I had the option to purchase a parking pass for 20 W. Randolph, which is the closest one located to the theatre. If you are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Toto perform here. The Chicago is a fantastic venue for a concert. Huge and elaborate. We sat on the far side of the front row of balcony in row A. The balcony area sits back from the mezzanine which is truly the front...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up seeing Glenn Hansard here on a Friday night not only was he amazing but the surroundings of this fantastic theater added to the ambiance. What a treat to experience.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Siobhan414
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost every day you can do the tour at noon. I never visited such a beautiful and rich decorated theatre. I did the tour twice and I was again very impressed!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank inekesg
Reviewed 4 September 2019

One of my favorite theaters in Chicago. It is historic and really lovely inside. The acoustics are fantastic. It is a great place to see a concert. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 638annier
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Great venue for great shows. Been going here since I was a kid, remember seeing The Godfather and Bonnie and Clyde. Good views wherever you sit and well trained staff.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Aldad447
Reviewed 22 July 2019

This is a really pretty theater. It is a fairly intimate setting. We saw Diana Ross here recently and the the acuoustics were great (she was fantastic!). If you have anyone in our party that is handicapped or has problems climbing stairs I would recommend...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank cassyg99
Reviewed 1 July 2019

This is one hidden gem to see in Chicago. We did this as part of our GoChicago card. We got our tickets and joined a tour at one. The beauty of the place is breathtaking and over the top. The tour lasted an hour and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Maura H
Reviewed 27 June 2019

What a beautiful building! We took the theatre tour with Richard. He was so knowledgeable and we could really tell he loved the theatre. We had a wonderful experience with him and couldn’t recommend it enough!

Date of experience: June 2019
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7 February 2019|
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Response from Laura M | Reviewed this property |
Yes... they wand... why do you ask ?
brittany b
12 December 2018|
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Response from denisemT3534YA | Reviewed this property |
I’ve only seen shows which had assigned seats, to the best of my memory. Main floor seating is far superior and more expensive for the shows I’ve seen.
Jen S
27 November 2018|
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Response from RJK_Chicago | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, I always use ‘SpotHero’ or ‘ParkWhiz’ to find nearby parking at a bargain rate. They are apps on cellphone or you can go online. You put in the Theatre address and you can pick one right around the corner.