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Oriental Theatre

Address: 24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone Number: 312-977-1700
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Ranked #38 of 389 Activities in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Phoenix, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were going to be in Chicago suburbs for Christmas and decided to give our daughter an early 21st birthday present. She loves musicals and had wanted to see Newsies since it came out 2 years ago. It was a wonderful surprise and a wonderful experience. The Oriental Theater is ornate and old and amazing. It didn't look like there... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Enjoyed a matinee showing of Newsies at the beautiful Oriental Theatre. The show was awesome with interesting automated set design and energizing choreography. The theatre is very large and ornate. I would say the seats in the balcony are a bit close together and not comfortable at all. Not very many stalls in the women's restroom in my seating area.... More 

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Memphis, Michigan, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to see the Newsies with my wife this past weekend and it was superb. The show was fantastic and the venue was just perfect. We had great seats in the second row so i am sure that helped but as I looked backwards from my seat it did not look like any seat in the hall would have been... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Oriental theatre is beautiful inside with all the ornate carvings and history. Theatre itself is worth a look. Saw Newsies this past weekend, which was excellent. Hopefully it sticks around for a while so that many more may enjoy it.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

20 E. Randolph has discounted theater parking for $25. Gorgeous interior theater. Loved the moving sets for watching a production of Newsies. Can't wait to watch more shows. I was seated in Balcony C, Row S and I still had a great vantage point of the stage. There is a captioned area on the right orchestra level. I like how... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The décor is so over-the-top inside this gorgeous 1920s era theatre. It steals the show from the play on-stage! I enjoyed the theatre itself as much as the musical on-stage.

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279 reviews 279 reviews
202 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If we are just rating the theater, it's stunning. The carved wood, paintings, lobby stone work are second to none. If it's a theater tour you are after, you can't go wrong. However, if you are going to watch a play or musical, it's average at best. Chicago has very few good spaces to watch live theater. Most are old... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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987 attraction reviews
947 helpful votes 947 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Oriental is in the Theater district within the loop and if you come at night it's neon billboard looms quite beautifully in the cold night. The shows rotate quite often and are essentially broadway follow-ups which is not that interesting on my book but if it takes your fancy you should def come around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Any show is great here, there is so much history at this theatre! And Garrett's popcorn on your way is a must!

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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Oriental Theater is one of the pretty's theaters I have been to it is worth admission just to take pictures of the architect work and the music was good.

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