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Address: 24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone Number: 312-977-1700
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Attended a musical here. Seats came with tickets to the pre-show suite that had drinks and hors d 'oeuvres. I recommend this option as it adds to the experience. Great theatre.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Tony M
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South Bend, Indiana
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South Bend, Indiana
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Attended a musical here. Seats came with tickets to the pre-show suite that had drinks and hors d 'oeuvres. I recommend this option as it adds to the experience. Great theatre.

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Laurel, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great location and easy to get to by foot from most all of hotels in downtown Chicago including on Magnificent Mile. Wonderful decor and ambience. Have drink concessions. If go to showing during week, may get free upgrade due to smaller attendance numbers. There's only single stall on main level but multiple in lower level restrooms. Can be little chilly.... More 

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Byron Center, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My wife wanted to see Newsies so when I found out it was coming to Chicago this became the venue of choice. We loved our experience there. When we walked into the theatre it was like walking back in time. The service was great and made for a terrific time. After the show we went down on the main floor... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I visited for a Saturday matinee performance of the Three Wives Club. Our seats were on the second floor in the first row. we were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful this theater is and how good our seats were. The second floor balcony railings are curved in some locations. We were fortunate enough to have seats where... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were going to be in Chicago suburbs for Christmas and decided to give our daughter an early 21st birthday present. She loves musicals and had wanted to see Newsies since it came out 2 years ago. It was a wonderful surprise and a wonderful experience. The Oriental Theater is ornate and old and amazing. It didn't look like there... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Enjoyed a matinee showing of Newsies at the beautiful Oriental Theatre. The show was awesome with interesting automated set design and energizing choreography. The theatre is very large and ornate. I would say the seats in the balcony are a bit close together and not comfortable at all. Not very many stalls in the women's restroom in my seating area.... More 

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Memphis, Michigan, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to see the Newsies with my wife this past weekend and it was superb. The show was fantastic and the venue was just perfect. We had great seats in the second row so i am sure that helped but as I looked backwards from my seat it did not look like any seat in the hall would have been... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Oriental theatre is beautiful inside with all the ornate carvings and history. Theatre itself is worth a look. Saw Newsies this past weekend, which was excellent. Hopefully it sticks around for a while so that many more may enjoy it.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

20 E. Randolph has discounted theater parking for $25. Gorgeous interior theater. Loved the moving sets for watching a production of Newsies. Can't wait to watch more shows. I was seated in Balcony C, Row S and I still had a great vantage point of the stage. There is a captioned area on the right orchestra level. I like how... More 

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Northlake
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The décor is so over-the-top inside this gorgeous 1920s era theatre. It steals the show from the play on-stage! I enjoyed the theatre itself as much as the musical on-stage.

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