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Auditorium Theatre

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Address: 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: +1 312-341-2310
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Best theatre in Chicago

The Auditorium Theatre is by far the best theatre in Chicago. The stage performances have changed over the years to offer more dance than stage plays, however, the facility still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
TomGin
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Munster, Indiana

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Munster, Indiana
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Auditorium Theatre is by far the best theatre in Chicago. The stage performances have changed over the years to offer more dance than stage plays, however, the facility still offers the best ambiance and comfort by far.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a celebration of the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago is a proper venue. T's as ornate as the Oriental Theatre and each provide a wonderful background for the productions they house. In this case, I came to see the annual production of Too Hot to Handel, the... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went here to see the Nutcracker Saturday afternoon, amazing architecture, good lighting, comfortable seats, and a well played rendition of the timeless ballet.

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Chicago
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63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The Nutcracker as Chicago has known for so many years will end the season and an era soon. The current version will be updated and an entirely new snd refreshed Nutcracker will begin next season. It was my first time seeing the Nutcracker and it was magical. This is my second show at the auditorium theater and it's a magnificent... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Came here to see the Joffrey Ballet in The Nutcracker with my granddaughters, daughter in law and my mother. Had a great time. It is a beautiful theater. Clean, helpful staff. Would go again any time. Loved it!

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Thank gschoof2015
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Worst front of house (ticket takers and front entrance) I've ever encountered. They act as if they are driving cattle, not welcoming patrons. The place is a zoo. If I spent $600 to take my family to a wonderful restaurant, we'd be welcomed, assisted and treated with courtesy. AVOID THIS THEATER AT ALL COSTS. Spend your money at the Lyric... More 

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

Thank you for your comment. We do apologize again for your unpleasant experience at the theatre, and as we mentioned in our email to you, we would be thrilled to welcome you back to another performance on us, and demonstrate the exceptional customer service we can provide. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Great tour, very reasonable ($10) and take about 1 1/2 hrs. Amazing space with an interesting history. Only disappointment was not seeing backstage.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I'm still giggling thinking back on his readings Friday night. I love him. The unfortunate part of the evening was the Auditorium policy of allowing drinks at seats during the performance. My wife and bought 2 seats together. We were split up due a red wine spill all over the seat and back of one of our chairs. It was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The ambience sets the stage for a fine Joffrey Ballet performance. The building is encased in gold. The atmosphere breathes classic. No seat is bad here. The orchestra can be enjoyed throughout the auditorium. The dancing is prime. This is an experience that resonates all of one's senses!

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Holland, Michigan
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126 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We've enjoyed many events in this wonderful venue, but recently, a church began services at 10:00am on Sunday, opening this wonderful auditorium to the public. The church services are also a wonderful experience, and if you park in Grant Park, the church will provide a free voucher.

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