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Address: 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: +1 312-341-2310
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A classy experience

Went to the AR Rahman concert here. Mindblowing acoustics, very organised ushers and front door staff. Simply brilliant architechture and ambiance,

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good Audio Quality Excellent (Though this may vary for each city/concert) Singers Average+ : There was one main lady and one back-up lady and two male singers other than AR Rahman. Orchestra Good – Best of breed were selected, though they were of non-indian origin they had a good grasp of the music. Bad Concert Timing Concert started on Sunday... More 

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Kerri M, Marketing Associate at Auditorium Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the A.R. Rahman concert at the historic Auditorium Theatre. It is valuable feedback to us as we book shows for the future, and we hope you will join us again in our National Historic Landmark. More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went to the AR Rahman concert here. Mindblowing acoustics, very organised ushers and front door staff. Simply brilliant architechture and ambiance,

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

FANtastic location for THE Annual NFL draft, typically hosted in NYC. UNIQUE theater environment with brilliat clear crisp acoustics, awesome lighting, & nice seating, too! On Congress, across from Grant Park housing our magnificent Buckingham Fountain, spouting water and light displays, probably EARLY for Chicagoans, celebrities, & tourists at THE DRAFT and Rose Garden. Thanks, Rahm. EXPENSIVE Parking EVERYWHERE, even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Came here to see Damien Rice. The venue is gorgeous and even from the 6th floor there are great views of the stage. Yes you read that correctly, there are 6 floors and its a walk up or a few elevators in the buildings. It's very old school and bars are randomly scattered, but that is all part of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I came here to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform while I was visiting some friends in Chicago. The theater itself is gorgeous, absolutely stunning and very well-maintained. I really enjoyed our right box seats. The chairs were comfortable, and the view was great. The price point was very good for such great seats. The orchestra seats were well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting this theatre for the very first time to see the Alvin Ailey Dance company. The ornate archways, well-appointed theatre seating and helpful usher staff, made the experience an all-encompassing pleasure. You must visit this historic and wonderful location on your very next Chicago trip...and if your a native, time to make ANOTHER trip, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This theatre is excellent for intimate performances. We've seen a number of dance acts, including Ailey and Giordano dance and enjoyed the venue very much. Sound, lighting and seating are well appointed. It is also easy to get to with ample parking around and easy to exit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went there to see the Joffre Ballet. Great theater except for our seats. We had side balcony seats and the view is not good unless you have front row seats. The balistrides for the rail dividing the boxes rise about 6 inches over the rail and it will block your view of the stage. Worse after the first intermission a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We enjoyed Tango Buenos Aires at this 125 year old theatre. It is very beautiful with ornate and elaborate architecture from it's time. The seating provides ample leg room and all seats appear to have unobstructed views of the stage. A must see even if you don't enjoy a performance at this iconic theatre.

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ATRU_Guest_Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Auditorium Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We are glad you enjoyed Tango Buenos Aires and our theatre! When it opened in 1889, many called the Auditorium Theatre the 8th Wonder of the World. In fulfillment of our Mission, we are undertaking projects to return the theatre to its original opulent appearance. For more information or to make a donation, please call... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The theatre itself is gorgeous-- incredible architecture and as they are celebrating their 125th year, it's neat to hear/see all the different acts that have crossed this stage. We went to see Too Hot to Handel and it was AWESOME. Incredible soloists, great band/orchestra and fun choir. I'd definitely recommend it. This was their tenth year hosting it, so check... More 

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Thank you for your kind words about our theatre. We are proud to present Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah each year in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and look forward to next year's performances. We are also pleased to hear that you received the first-class service one would expect from an institution such as ours. We... More 

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Address: 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: +1 312-341-2310
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop

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