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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“frank sinatra” (10 reviews)
“great acoustics” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-462-6301
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"beautiful theatre"
in 23 reviews
"frank sinatra"
in 10 reviews
"great acoustics"
in 13 reviews
"sound quality"
in 11 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 18 reviews
"great sound"
in 9 reviews
"main floor"
in 16 reviews
"sight lines"
in 9 reviews
"great seats"
in 12 reviews
"great stories"
in 8 reviews
"state street"
in 10 reviews
"concert venue"
in 6 reviews
"box office"
in 6 reviews
"great tour"
in 20 reviews
"hour tour"
in 6 reviews
"stage"
in 98 reviews
"performance"
in 47 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building with plenty of history. We saw Wizard of Oz there and enjoyed it very much. Nice downtown location, comfortable seats and very clean, pleasant atmosphere. Security was a little tough, but that is to be expected these days. We will be back!

Thank Julianne C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place for its history and elegance.... in spite of the added security. Too bad the world is what it is. At the door all attendees were wanded and bags were checked like at the airport. There was a k-9 unit on guard. I...More

Thank Jeanne M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The theatre is a 5 star and the Wizard of Oz show that we saw was a 3 so I am giving a 4. The theatre is amazing. The show was kind of LOUD to the point of annoying. I don't think so much screeching...More

Thank Mar L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture in this theater is beautiful and amazing. If we didn’t have a show I could have walked around just to see all the details. Our seats were comfortable and I don’t think there is a bad seat in the place. They had snacks...More

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw Pentatonix at Chicago Theatre at Christmas time; Chicago is always so beautiful lit up for Christmas, but this theatre is just so very beautiful. The Pentatonix concert was beautiful, great view of stage and great sound!

Thank Karla H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to do this!!! The theatre is breathtakingly beautiful inside. The guides explain the history of it which was so cool. Downstairs there's signatures covering the walls of all the famous people that have performed there over the years. We decided on a whim...More

Thank Kris10AP
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The famous Chicago Theatre sign is worth a trip just to see. We have been to Chicago a couple of times and made sure we made a time to stop by and see it both times. Hopefully next time we’ll have the chance to catch...More

Thank rachel_nz15
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Truly brilliant musical. Everyones performance was electric. This is by far the best musical we have seen in a long time.Everyones singing and acting was superb. We would like to thank all those involved in bringing this production to the stage. Joe & Lina

Thank linasannia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to watch a dance performance at this theatre and it was absolutely wonderful. The architecture of the building is amazing to look at, and the acoustics were excellent as well. As with all theatres there are some seats that are better than...More

1  Thank Nick5525
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw pictures prior to the tour and it doesn’t do justice to actually being there. The tour guide was amazing and funny! The history behind the place was outstanding. A lot of the interior design reminded me of Paris and the actual theatre was...More

1  Thank sweeteriny1
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Larissa S
February 20, 2017|
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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.
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lynn201682
December 17, 2016|
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Response from MrsBaum | Reviewed this property |
Google Hamilton and I'm sure it will come up.
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