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Victory Gardens Theater

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Address: 2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
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Comfortably sized venue with big theatre

We came here for "Queen" with a season ticket holder. Our first time, one of many for her. I can understand why she's here often! Ensemble-style play (so several very good actors... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for "Queen" with a season ticket holder. Our first time, one of many for her. I can understand why she's here often! Ensemble-style play (so several very good actors, vs. a "star"). Really engaging theatre in every aspect, especially the story and character development. Great space--felt like just several dozen seats the way it was laid out,... More 

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Seabeck, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We went to see A Wonder in My Soul; if it's still playing, go see it! The play was wonderful, the players were amazing-loved the 2 leads, and the theater is wonderful. Three high school girls read their own poetry and that of Black women poets, after the play was over, and they were so good too! Really enjoyed this... More 

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Saint Charles
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great story. Enjoyed the script and the actors. Well done. Kudos to Calamity West and Marti Lyons. Well done.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were fortunate to see the play, "Hand To God" and the cast was very good. The theater itself is very old and has a lot of history. Our seats were good and we could see and hear everything. We like that this theater is trying to bring quality works to Chicago and provide a place to showcase local talent.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We just saw the play, Hand to God at Victory Gardens. I hadn't been to the Biograph in a number of years, didn't realize that Victory Gardens had moved there. What a difference! The old theater was black on black, grubby and old, had a funny smell. It's bright and cheerful now with comfortable seats and a good bar. The... More 

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arlington heights, IL
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We saw a play by VGT, held at the Music Box. It was about black women in LA trying to get bought as mistresses to rich white guys. Really well done. Can't wait to see what they do next!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Victory gardens has some great programs for teens,kids or adaults my daughter did a play writing class with robert cornilies for 3 years great learning opportunity and wonderful staff and fond memories

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

We saw the play "Cocked" while in town over the weekend visiting our son and daughter in law. It was a 3 actor play with no intermission. All three actors made their respective portrayals very realistic. The theater itself was very nice and well preserved. The seating was excellent views from probably any seat in the entire theater. Drinks and... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

This theater is an easy El ride from the loop. Take any northbound train (Red, Brown, Purple) and get off at Fullerton then an easy block and a half to the theater. Much more community scale plays than the Steppenwolf. But still very professionally produced with very competent actors. Currently a world premier play 'Cocked' is playing - great that... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

When I visit Chicago, I make it a point to attend a play at Victory Gardens Theater, housed in the historic Biograph Theatre near Lincoln Park. The company specializes in new plays, especially those that have social relevance. In the past I have enjoyed and been stimulated by the company's productions of Luis Alfaro's "Oedipus el rey" and Kristoffer Diaz's... More 

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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