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Oriental Theatre

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Address: 24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
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+1 312-977-1701
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 years has...

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago's Loop including The PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

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Lovely theatre

Perfect size venue for seeing a live production. Staff was very friendly. There really isn't a bad seat in the house

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Theater is majestic, but the staff is a bunch a senior citizens who are very rude. They rush you out after the show and yell at you if you have to use the washroom.

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect size venue for seeing a live production. Staff was very friendly. There really isn't a bad seat in the house

Thank Lisa I
Toledo, Ohio
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw "Circus 1903," which is essentially a collection of circus acts, indoors. Each of the performers was amazing. I had never actually been to a circus before, so seeing these performers up close was a revelation. The ringmaster brought some small children on stage for one scene, and that worked out very well. You'll be stunned by some of... More 

Thank TJ43528
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168 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Oriental is a beautiful, majestic theatre. Only thing is the performance Circus 1903 was not that great. Might be good for kids but not really worth the money and time.

Thank hellogoodbye_7
Oak Brook, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful theatre, FABULOUS show. SOOOO entertaining for the whole family. The performances were mesmerizing. The ringmaster is an absolute blast, especially when he selects children from the audience to participate for lots of fun on stage.

Thank imda1girl
Libertyville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great place to catch a show. Very retro. Beautifully redone. Do a pretty solid job with beverage service before show and intermission. You can bring the drinks/food you by in. Bathrooms for women have long lines... be strategic about it.

Thank Dogger70
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My wife and I attended the Illusionist show Feb,24th, 2017. The theater itself is great, Staff is helpful and friendly. The decor and architecture is phenomenal, However, I do have a few issues, First, There just isn't enough restroom facilities to accommodate the amount of people that rush to them before and during an intermission of a show. You spend... More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Went to the Oriental to see The Illusionists. The theater is nicely restored, elegant and full of detail. The seats were surprisingly comfortable and not as narrow as other seats in theaters from that era. The staff was friendly and helpful. I showed them my ticket on my phone at the door. They scanned it, printed out the ticket, and... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Great location to our hotel. It was clean and easy to get to our seats. Enjoyed the show and got to see Fletcher for a photo.

Thank Heather J
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I've seen multiple shows here. It is beautiful inside. Very clean too! Every seat in there is a great seat! Don't think if you have a seat far from stage is bad.. I promise every seat is perfect. Workers there are extremely sweet and helpful. I've had great experiences here!

Thank Tina G

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