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Oriental Theatre

24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
312-977-1700
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Ranked #20 of 374 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Willis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

what a beautiful theatre. we were there in December, snow was on the ground, what a beautiful setting. Historic building, beautiful architecture.

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Flint, mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I visited this place during Open House Chicago. Very beautiful interior. Open house Chicago is a mid-October, free event. (no performance)

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Tucson
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

It is an amazing experience to just step into the lobby and your eye just cannot escape the grandeur which exists even today. It is extremely ornamental without being gaudy.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We saw Motown sitting on the front row. Usually sitting on the front rows is a bad idea. Not in this theatre. All seats are good. Great location downtown from hotels and great restaurants. We would go back.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were there for "Motown the Musical" which was excellent and I have to say our seats were great and the venue is gorgeous.

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Dyer, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is one of my FAVORITE places in Chicago to see a play. I saw Wicked here with my son . It was Amazing. The theater has such a history as well. The building is quite old but very well maintained and so beautiful. Anyone that attends will be impressed. They do serve light concessions and have a cash bar... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is my favorite theater space in Chicago. The sumptuous, opulent decor simply stuns the senses. This is probably where the saying originated: "they don't build them like this any more". Oh, and the many productions I've seen here have been great too.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Oriental Theatre is a nice place to go when visiting Chicago. We were there for the presentation of Motown the Musical. The theatre is older but looks very nice inside. My seat was perfect because it was the last seat on my row and with the lady in front of me bobbing and weaving to the music I could... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Are you interested in plays, musicals, comedies, tragedies, and more? Well, go to the Oriental Theatre where they show a variety of performances. They have Broadway shows presented in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I ordered tickets on line and was apprehensive. But all worked out. Our seats were great. And, the theater has a great history

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