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Oriental Theatre

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Address: 24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone Number: 18007752000
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 15 years...

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 15 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago's Loop including the Bank of America Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Palace Theatre, and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

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A beautiful building

We managed to get btwo tickets for The David Arquette play Sherlock Holmes. We attended this venue here in Chicago, as we wanted to make the most of our stay in this city. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We managed to get btwo tickets for The David Arquette play Sherlock Holmes. We attended this venue here in Chicago, as we wanted to make the most of our stay in this city. It was not bad the story line, but the quality of the actors was very good. I do not think the writer of the play really knows... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We didn't see a play; we just went in the building as part of Open House Chicago. It was very intricate and adorned beautifully. I would love to actually see a play there!

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Fort Lauderdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Was in Chicago last June for my Birthday and was able to obtain tickets for Gloria Estafan;s new play Up on your Feet. I will start with the theater which is a grand old palace from the 1920's that was opulently decorated during it's complete restoration. The theater alone is something to see but to get see see the Play... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I watched Mama Mia! in the theatre. The decoration is beautiful and just "oriental" indeed. I wish that I should have watched another show instead of Mama Mia; this one is at the average level, not outstanding.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great place to see a play in the theater district in Chicago. In the heart of the loop, the Oriental has been transformed from a run down movie house to a beautiful live theater venue. The restaurants nearby are open on performance nights, and there is mucjh to see and do nearby.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This ornate interior is stunning and worth the visit in addition to the show. The place was opened as a movie palace in 1926, but was completely renovated in 1998, retaining all the best design features. The lobby and auditorium are brilliantly over the top and a historic tour held regularly on Saturday mornings would be well worthwhile. There are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Beautiful old theater that is so nice to see a live performance. Small quaint and take a look around to see the beauty. Any seat is good, it so small. Sound is always great. ENJOY

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went to the iconic Oriental Theater to see Gloria & Emilio Estefan- Bio/Musical- "Get on Your Feet". The evening didn't start too well, (as we) started with Dinner at Carson's- 'MEH' (I tackle-in another review) and the show. *Reminder* Downtown Parking is Costly folks & a hassle. Either be prepared to pay through the nose or research discounted parking. (we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Yesterday we saw On Your Feet and got tickets with the VIP option. This was so much fun! The theatre is do iconic! With VIP you have access to open bar and light snacks, you also have access to VIP bathrooms and then they put out another spread at intermission. Staff were very friendly!

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Oriental is a wonderful theatre venue. As soon as you walk in the doors, you are blown away by the beautiful architecture. The ornate décor seems to take you back to another place and time. The seats are arranged so that there is not one bad seat in the house. I have had the pleasure of viewing several Broadway... More 

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.