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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.
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“great acoustics” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-462-6301
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

The Theatre's entrance is on State Street & you really can't miss it's truly iconic sign, don't think Broadway has one this big? Never did see it lit up at night but must be awesome. The ornate front is based on the Arc de Triomphe...More

1  Thank observer2011
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Went to see Lindsey Stirling on June 5th. Just such an amazing place. All of their ushers and workers could not have been more helpful. Our seats were 2 rows from the top, and it wasn't the best angle. When I go back for something,...More

Thank hoosierref
Reviewed 7 June 2015

The best place for shows of any kind. An architectural marvel to boot. Great acoustics and comfortable seats for concerts and reviews.

Thank JKTraveler11
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

What fun to attend a concert in such style. This is from the golden age of theaters with impressive chandeliers,statuary, and very ornate ceiling. Seating was comfortable. Sitting center loge we had a commanding view of the show! Acoustics were great. Once the doors opened,...More

Thank Anson T
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We saw Joe Bonamassa for a great show at this beautiful venue. The theater has the grand design of an old city theater, elegantly preserved. The seats are so much more comfortable than an arena. The stage lighting and sound system were amazing.

Thank LisaKay50
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Chicago Theater gives guided tours for $15 most days at noon. The theater is absolutely amazing and the history intriguing. Our tour guide, Hillary, was not only knowledgable but also very personable and entertaining. She dialogue was almost as captivating as the theater itself. If...More

1  Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Iconic. Rich with tradition and history. I recommend stopping by and experiencing the history for yourself.

Thank Cubs1982
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Was surprised with Bob's Burger's Live tickets and although I live in the Chicago land area for almost 30 years, it was my first but not my last visit to this historic, gorgeous, and awe setting entertainment and architecture staple. If you are just passing...More

1  Thank Amy Ryann R
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We had the pleasure of attending the inauguration of Rahm Emmanuel and the Aldermen yesterday at the Chicago Theater. The theater is beautiful and the sound is great regardless of you sit. We were in the balcony - but could still see the stage quite...More

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We got the Go Chicago Pass through Costco that gave us an extra attraction. I saw that The Chicago Theater had a tour and it instantly became my choice. The marquee alone is so well known but the inside should be too. Our tour guide...More

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