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Address: 50 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: +1 312-341-2310
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B. E. A. utiful. Venue

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 

Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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ATRU_Guest_Relations, Guest Relations Manager at Auditorium Theatre, responded to this review

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 

Tucson, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a beautiful, historic gem from the 1880's. I enjoyed the ornate interiors. The Anniversary Show was stunning with a great variety of performers. I was lucky to be there!

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Chicago, Illinois
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218 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Attended the 125th anniversary event at the Auditorium Theater. It was a great event. Some historical facts of the building include - tallest building in Chicago when it opened, had bowling alleys installed in the 1940s to support the troops, and both the CSO and the Chicago Opera use to perform at the theater. Fun night - and the seats... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Classic nutcracker ballet. Well done. Theater clean, everyone friendly and helpful. Easy to bur tickets online, lines managable. Many areas to but drinks and snaks

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