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Oriental Theatre

24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
312-977-1700
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Ranked #36 of 361 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
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Spring Valley, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a very beautiful theatre! The architecture of the building is just gorgeous! I think the seats here may be a little more snug than some, luckily we had an empty seat next to us to stash our purses. We can't wait to go back!

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Rushville, Illinois
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife and I saw Heartbeat of Home over St Patrick's Day weekend. We love the decor and ambiance of this theatre and to see the North American debut of this show only added to that feeling. The fantastic dancing, great music and the positive spirit of the dancers, singers and musicians made for a great time.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Took my daughter to see Wicked before Thanksgiving: beautiful theater, awesome show. This is an old, unique theater. Be sure to walk around and get a look into all the nooks and crannies.

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Corinth, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Heartbeat of Home was more than expected, its river dance mixed with other cultural dance blended in. We are still talking about the music. The show was great not just for the dance but the music played a leading part of the performance, it's a must see.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We saw wicked here and had orchestra center seats that provided a great view of the whole play. Really don't have any negative comment. Everything was fine, the theater is beautiful and we really enjoyed the play.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Saw production of Heartbeat of Home at this theatre last evening. It is a River Dance like venue. The dancers and musicians and soloist are amazing. There are mainly Celtic music/dances with some Latin ones and a few others. It is an energetic and professional production. I was sorry it ended so soon. Highly recommended

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Woodstock, Illinois, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Several of my friends and I get together in Chicago several times a year to catch-up and see a show. Saw Wicked here last fall upgrading our tickets to include the Suite Service. Will never do without this extra again. Besides the incredible general experience of this magnificent restored venue, the addition of the attendant monitored Suite Service gives you... More

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Mokena, Illinois, USA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A wonderful historic theatre with intimately tiered seating. Front row of balconies has very limited foot room, so be advised. The interior is beautiful and ornate and offers a grand backdrop for a variety of performances. The location right off of state street offered numerous dining and sightseeing options in the heart of diwntown.

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Portage, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The play was fantastic and the seats were very comfortable. I was suprised to get main floor seating on such a popular play. The play made you feel like you was there watching Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. The lady that had Whoopi's role was awesome. Would love to see her again in another play.

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Shelbyville, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a beautiful theater and I would suggest arriving a little early to have time to admire the frescoes, etc. We sat in the orchestra left section and the legroom was tight, even for me and I am only 5"4". At least from the orchestra level for this show there did seem to be a bad seat. We noted... More

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