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Victory Gardens Theater

2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)
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Ranked #88 of 367 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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Bartlett, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was my first visit to the Greenhouse Theater in Lincoln Park. Purchased half-priced tickets through "Goldstar" for "Hank Williams:Lost Highway". Every one of those actors/musicians deserves a filled room every evening. Tremendous talent. Small venue with good seating. Are you ready for something unheard of? Free parking at 2316 N. Lincoln Ave.! If you have time before the show,... More

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San Diego, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The theatre has a very intimate feel and no seat was a bad seat. Easy to get to, lots of eating options before or after the performance.

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114 reviews 114 reviews
56 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have been subscribers for at least ten years and since Chay Yew arrived as artistic director in 2011 there has been a notable, exciting surge of energy. There isn't a bad seat in the house and the small café in the lobby offers terrific coffee and tasty snacks. The productions have been provocative, confronting human frailties and experiences using... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Went to the Biograph to see It's a Wonderful Life. Really enjoyed the play as well as the ambiance of the theatre itself. More than one stage show plays here each night. We were seated in the main one just up a few steps from the entry doors. Seats were very comfortable with ample leg room: not always easy to... More

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Stopped for last minute tickets after dinner with friends. Saw a show in the upstairs theater. It's a great small theater...seats nicely spaced, easy to see and hear the shows from any spot in the place. Staff was extremely nice. Great experience!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

We went to see Ameriville at Victory Gardens Theater. As with most older theaters, the seats were tight, but this is a really nice place to see a play!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Yes, this is where that gangster was shot! And not only that, it has been converted into a state of the art theatre for the Tony award winning Victory Gardens Theatre.

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121 reviews 121 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

After a nice dinner at The Galway Arms Irish pub nearby, we attended "It's a Wonderful Life," radio play presentation on stage. The Victory Gardens Theater was formerly known as the Biograph Theater where the infamous John Dillinger, the bank robber, was betrayed by the lady in red and shot to death in the nearby ally by law enforcement officers... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

used to be biograph theatre completely remodeled great view from most seats and check website for discount tickets

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