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The Chicago Theatre, Chicago

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Theater · Concert / Show
The Chicago Theatre is a breath-taking National Landmark in downtown Chicago hosting hundreds of concerts, comedians, theatrical productions and special events every year. The 3,553 seat auditorium is seven stories high, and the vertical "C-H-I-C-A-G-O," sign has become an iconic symbol of State Street and Chicago.

The historic Chicago Theatre hosts a weekly “Marquee Tour” which takes guests on a history-filled journey, from the inception of this majestic venue in 1921, all the way to its present day incarnation as a premiere entertainment venue. The Marquee Tour encompasses historical and architectural highlights of the building, including the grand lobby, sweeping staircase and majestic auditorium. Tour guests have the chance to stand on the famous Chicago Theatre stage, plus view artist signatures on the dressing room walls, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton and so many more!

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  • If you have any opportunity at all to see a show here, please do! This gorgeous theater harkens back to the glory days of theatres, with a beautifully adorned ceiling, comfortable seats (although...  more »
  • My girlfriend and I went to see Eckhart Tolle give a lecture here. We were blown away at how beautiful the venue was! It very much had a European feel to it. It was suprisingly really big inside as...  more »
  • I love this theatre so much. It is old and classic and wonderful. It has such a good vibe. It's a good venue for live performances, and really pretty much anything. The seating is moderately comfortable, enough so to get you through an evening/event. There really isn't a bad seat, even if you're in the back. The decor has an older feel, which I find to be lovely. To me, it's one of the best in the city, if not the best. It's conveniently located and there is a bus stop that lets you off right across the street.
  • The Chicago theater is absolutely beautiful! I had seats a bit higher up and still had a great view of the stage! They serve alcohol which is always a plus! The men's bathroom was very clean as well. The ornate detailing of the ceiling is a treat in of itself. I would highly recommend seeing a show here. Kathleen Madigan was awesome!

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