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

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 PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac 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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Totally Enjoyed "Beautiful" Carol King Musical.

We sat in row Y Center, the very back of the main floor. The seats were great, perfect view of the play and could hear perfectly. It isn't that far back. The musical was fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
R-LSnebur
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Chicago, Illinois

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was looking to purchase tickets for a show here recently, I was debating over whether to purchase the VIP Suite Service or not. When I searched for information or reviews about it online, I couldn't find anything, so I figured I would go ahead and purchase and then write a review about it to help anyone else trying... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat in row Y Center, the very back of the main floor. The seats were great, perfect view of the play and could hear perfectly. It isn't that far back. The musical was fun, After seeing the Kennedy Center Honors for Carol King, I had to see "Beautiful" and I wasn't disappointed. The singing along with the rest of... More 

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Thank R-LSnebur
Woodridge, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to this theater in treats and was delightfully surprised at the wonderful restoration. You feel as though you've stepped back in time to a more glamorous age. Gratefully the amenities have been modernized. The women's facilities have been enlarged and traffic was managed by theater staff which greatly reduced the wait time. Even the beverage lines were... More 

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Thank Joyce J
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't think of a better site to hold a musical than the Oriental Theatre. The theatre is truly part of the attraction. You can't help but get into the mood for entertainment as you look around the ornate theatre and marvel at its architecture. Also good of course when the entertainment you're watching is extraordinary as was the case... More 

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Thank Stew C
detroit
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theatre has a beautifully ornate lobby. It reminds me of the Fox in Detroit and in St Louis. For an old theatre it is in spectacular shape and has fairly wide seats. I went in January and did not feel cramped even with a coat on my seat back. The rest rooms are on the ground floor. You can... More 

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Thank Mary H
Lindenhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great show- if you enjoy Carole King or many of the songs she co-wrote- you will really like this show. We were in the orchestra right- 3rd row and view was very good and quite a bit cheaper than orchestra center.

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Thank Dave P
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this theater a few times over the last decade and am always happy to return. I find the interior inspiring, so just sitting in the auditorium taking in the visuals is entertaining, even before the curtain goes up.

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Thank broosontheloos
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful theater harkens back to the past when theaters were spacious, elegant, and ornate. There doesn't seem to be a bad seat in the house. Though I sat towards the back of the theater, I was able to see everything on stage clearly. A live orchestra added to the enjoyment of the event. And the seats are very comfortable.

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Thank ChicagoDee126
Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful theater, that has been restored to its for elegance. Looking around you feel like you have stepped into the 1930's society. We saw Beautiful and the production was excellent. The lead was the sister of Jessie Mueller who debuted it on Broadway. She as excellent in the roll. We saw it on Broadway with Jessie and enjoyed this... More 

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Thank CubFan1948
North Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have subscription tickets with a group. My show is Beautiful on Sunday, Jan. 10. I had an accident this week so need to find out if they can find me a different seat where I don't have to bend my leg. I have left two customer service emails, which they indicate on their messages is the fastest way to... 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.