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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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Fantastic Place!

Besides the history of this theater (where the ill fated Iroquois Theater was located) the interiors are beyond! Feel the ushers do a wonderful job of people moving.. In the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2016
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Besides the history of this theater (where the ill fated Iroquois Theater was located) the interiors are beyond! Feel the ushers do a wonderful job of people moving.. In the heart of the theater district surrounded by wonderful restaurants and other theaters as well. Acoustics are also first class as are the seating design! Parking in the area...a wonderful Chicago... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Carol King the Beautiful was fantastic!!! Great songs and music! Unforgettable experience! Highly recommended!!!!

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Crown Point
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Attended the musical Beautiful the Carole King Story. The Oriental Theatre is amazing. The staff was helpful and very friendly. The show is amazing. The theater is very clean. Although our tickets said limited viewing (row G left seats 21/23), we had almost no missed areas of the stage.

Thank Wayne B
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We saw the Carole King story, 'Beautiful'. Our seats were toward the back on the ground floor. Perfect view! Excellent sound. Plus the decorations in the theater are amazing. Downstairs is a backdrop for pictures (after the show), which we used to celebrate the occasion. During intermission, about 4,000 women needed the facilities. As the time for the second act... More 

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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were there celebrating my friend Patty's 50th birthday. We saw the Saturday evening show. It was fantastic would highly recommend it! The theatre is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. Our seats were not sold as obstructed view but we did have a little bit obstructed view.The price of tickets was 122.00 each plus tax... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

When I was looking to purchase tickets for a show here recently, I was debating over whether to purchase the VIP Suite Service or not. When I searched for information or reviews about it online, I couldn't find anything, so I figured I would go ahead and purchase and then write a review about it to help anyone else trying... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We sat in row Y Center, the very back of the main floor. The seats were great, perfect view of the play and could hear perfectly. It isn't that far back. The musical was fun, After seeing the Kennedy Center Honors for Carol King, I had to see "Beautiful" and I wasn't disappointed. The singing along with the rest of... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

I haven't been to this theater in treats and was delightfully surprised at the wonderful restoration. You feel as though you've stepped back in time to a more glamorous age. Gratefully the amenities have been modernized. The women's facilities have been enlarged and traffic was managed by theater staff which greatly reduced the wait time. Even the beverage lines were... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

I can't think of a better site to hold a musical than the Oriental Theatre. The theatre is truly part of the attraction. You can't help but get into the mood for entertainment as you look around the ornate theatre and marvel at its architecture. Also good of course when the entertainment you're watching is extraordinary as was the case... More 

Thank Stew C
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

This theatre has a beautifully ornate lobby. It reminds me of the Fox in Detroit and in St Louis. For an old theatre it is in spectacular shape and has fairly wide seats. I went in January and did not feel cramped even with a coat on my seat back. The rest rooms are on the ground floor. You can... More 

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