The Chicago Theatre

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INFO The marquee outside the Chicago Theatre, which reads “Chicago,” is often used as a symbol for the city, and its glowing lights are a major landmark in the Loop. Built in 1921, the glitzy theater was originally a movie... ... read more

The Chicago Theatre Schedule of Events

Jul24Thu
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Concert / Singer / Songwriter

8:00 pm
Natalie Merchant
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Jul27Sun
John Fogerty

Concert / Rock

7:30 pm
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Aug05Tue
Tori Amos

Concert / Pop / Rock

7:30 pm
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Oct03Fri
Erasure

Concert / New Wave / Synth Pop

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Oct04Sat
Erasure

Concert / New Wave / Synth Pop

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Oct17Fri
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Concert / Pop / Rock

7:30 pm
The Piano Guys
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Oct18Sat
Wanda Sykes

Comedy Show / Comedy / Stand-Up Comedy

8:00 pm
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The Chicago Theatre Videos

Chicago Live! presented by the Chicago Tribune @ The Chicago Theatre Downstairs
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Chicago Live! presented by the Chicago Tribune @ The Chicago Theatre Downstairs
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Joel McHale @ Chicago Theater - Donald Glover 'n Danny Pudi : La Biblioteca
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Come Downstairs and Say Hello by Guster at Riviera Theatre in Chicago.
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Straight No Chaser @ Chicago Theater 4-11-2010: Dan proposes to his girlfriend Amy
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Chicago Live Show Recap: 10/14/10
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Lupe Fiasco - Shining Down - LIVE - Chicago Theatre (Full Song)
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Keith Urban Concert at The Chicago Theater 2/08/07
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Kanye West Performance Live From Chicago Theatre 1
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The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show Live- Chicago Theatre
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The Chicago Theatre Information

The Chicago Theatre - Concert Venue | Theater in Chicago.

The marquee outside the Chicago Theatre, which reads “Chicago,” is often used as a symbol for the city, and its glowing lights are a major landmark in the Loop. Built in 1921, the glitzy theater was originally a movie palace, back when films were a luxury experience. Now the building, with its French-inspired décor, hosts concerts, plays, and A-list comedians like Conan O’Brien.

The Chicago Theatre’s chandelier-lit 3-story lobby and gilded 3,600-seat auditorium look suited for the opera or ballet, but acts like Arcade Fire and Beyoncé are more likely to grace the stage. Seating is typical of a grand theater, with main floor, mezzanine, and balcony seats. The combination of elegant venue and popular acts gives music fans a strangely civilized way to watch their favorite bands.

The theater’s lobby has a full bar, though not all performances allow drinks in the auditorium. Event tickets for the Chicago Theatre are handled through Ticketmaster or the venue’s box office.

The Chicago Theatre User Reviews

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A Chicago Must See
Jordan S. Aug 7, 2013
The Chicago Theatre is legendary, iconic and encapsulates all things Chicago. From the grand stage to the regal art displayed on its ceilings, The Chicago Theatre is a must see to any new in the city, or just for a fun night out! The Chicago Theatre hosts many types of events, from plays to comedy nights to renowned performers such as Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, and the list goes on. I luckily had the pleasure of being inside the Chicago Theatre not too long ago. This Spring 2013 I graduated from Columbia College Chicago out of the Chicago Theatre. It was an amazing experience. The plush chairs, the the larger than life theatre and the big band shell made it all a dream come true. Every Chicago Theatre Experience is sure to be a great one.
Magnificent Chicago
Nicole P. Apr 27, 2013
Question: What do all these people have in common? Charlie Sheen, Janet Jackson, Drake, Conan , Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj & Dave Koz. Answer: They all performed at The Chicago Theater Since 1921, the Chicago Theater has been a must see landmark for tourist & travelers. Millions of people come from all around the world to view a variety of entertainment, including stage concerts, dance, comedy, and special events. If you have never been to the theater, you should mark your calendar and take a trip. I have been to many theaters in Chicago and this one is my personal favorite. When I walk into the front doors of the lobby, I was instantly stunned. The auditorium had the most beautiful murals, chandeliers, and decorations I have ever seen. I was greeted and the usher escorted up the red carpeted spiraling stairs leading me to my seat. After a great show I walked out of the theater with a smile on my face. Everything about my experience was perfect; they made me feel like royalty. The staff will go out of their way to assist you. I recommend this theater to everyone who comes to the heart of Chicago!
CHICAGO MUST SEE!!!
Nicole P. Apr 27, 2013
Question: What do all these people have in common? Charlie Sheen, Janet Jackson, Drake, Conan , Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj & Dave Koz. Answer: They all performed at The Chicago Theater Since 1921 The Chicago Theater has been a must see landmark for tourist & travelers. Millions of people come here from all around the world to view a variety of entertainment, including stage concerts, dance, comedy, and special events. If you have never been there, you should mark your calendar and take a trip. I have been too many theaters in Chicago, and The Chicago Theater is my personal favorite. When I walk into the front doors of the lobby I was instantly amazed; The Auditorium had the most beautiful murals, chandeliers, and decorations I have ever seen. Then, I was escorted up the red carpet spiraling stairs, which led to my seat. After the great show, I contently walked out of the theater with a smile on my face. Everything about my experience was perfect; i felt like royalty. I recommend this theater to everyone who comes to the heart of Chicago! Website: http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/
Cool for certain types of shows
Nick T. Sep 5, 2012
I've never seen a major concert here - only comedy shows - which were both awesome. The location of the Chicago theater is great, right in the Loop with a ton of theaters and bars/restaurants close by. Inside the theater is huge - perfect for a big time comedy show. The decor is very ornate and cool - also very hard to imagine a rock and rap concert with this decor as the backdrop. Places like Congress Theatre in Chicago are able to pull off the Opera/classical music venue turned contemporary - but it seems as though the Chicago Theatre maybe too big to do so. However, it is a major venue in the Chicago scene and has a lot of really cool acts come through its doors so it is definitely worth keeping a beat on for upcoming shows.
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