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Oriental Theatre

24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
312-977-1700
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Ranked #20 of 366 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Querétaro, Queretaro, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We happened to find a showing of Evita in the off broadway tour. It was wonderful. The theatre is a landmark building, comfortable, with great sound. Box office tip: if you don't mind the suspense, wait until the last minute to get a free upgrade or cheaper ticket prices.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was a nice location to catch a play and see what the theater district of Chicago has to offer; the location is excellent, food and transportation are within an arms reach. I also like how the staff enforced a zero tolerance policy for cell phones. Suggestion: Sit in the balcony level

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Matteson, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were invited to go to Motown for my girlfriends birthday and we absolutely loved the show. We found parking right across the street from the theater which was great. Can't wait until the new big show to go back.

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Jackson, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a grand and exquisite piece of architecture! If you want to get into all of the various spaces of the theatre (including onstage) do the private tour! Our guide was chock full of knowledge including the history, construction and interesting stories about the Oriental. My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Dillon, South Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I cannot say enough about how awesome the performance of Motown! The singers were absolutely the best and the acting was superb. Our kids who are 22,20 and 11 loved it as much as we did. I would see it again, and again!!

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Batavia, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a great theatre! It is absolutely gilded and beautiful. You can hear and see very well from everywhere you sit! We were up in the balcony for Motown the Musical and it was great. Yes, as usual, leggy people will be knocking the seat ahead of them but the view and the sumptuous of the theater are wonderful.

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Freeport, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The theatre was beautiful!! Very ornate. Did cost a bit to park the car in the parking garage. We saw the show Motown. Wow!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Me and my fiance went to see Motown the musical and had a fantastic experience. We were a little nervous that we bought our tickets in the very last row (since they were significantly cheaper) but it turned out to not matter at all. Even though we were literally in the last row, we still had a great view of... More

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niagara on the lake
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I loved this theatre! It is so beautifully ornate! Pictures just don't do it justice. They sell snacks and drinks in the lobby (beer and wine included) and you can bring them into the show with you. We saw Motown the Musical and it was fantastic! It covers the story of Motown from it's very beginnings and the music and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The theater is beautiful from an architectural point of view. Excellent size, not to big or small. We obviously saw the show Motown. Best show we ever saw, period. The music, the actors, simply incredible. Close your eyes and you will believe that you are hearing the actual artists live, from the Supremes to the Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, or... More

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