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Victory Gardens Theater

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Address: 2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773.871.3000
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Excellent Original Plays in an Historic Theater

Victory Gardens is certainly on a much smaller scale than the Steppenwolf, Chicago's more well-known local theater, but the quality is excellent. Both the material and the actors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Victory Gardens is certainly on a much smaller scale than the Steppenwolf, Chicago's more well-known local theater, but the quality is excellent. Both the material and the actors are top notch, presented in a small theater with no bad seats. We've seen a few plays created by local writers head off to New York. We're season tickets holders and always... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The performance of The Testament of Mary was awesome. Linda Reiter in the role of Mary, and the only actor in the play, was wonderful in portraying Mary as a mother in all her conflicting emotions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater, formerly the Biograph Theater, will forever be known as one of Chicago's oldest motion picture houses (built in 1914) and the site where notorious gangster John Dillinger was shot and killed by FBI agents on July 22, 1934. Since 1974-75, however, it has been home to some of the most entertaining live theatrical productions in the country.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Chicago Cabaret Society does a tremendous show called Musical Mondays which showcases Chicago talent as well as young folks just getting started. The show we saw was fantastic, featuring 60's music and renditions of songs by folks like Dylan, Janis, Sedaka and A bring down the house singing of "how can people be so heartless"from Hair sung by a... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
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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
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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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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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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
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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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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.