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Oriental Theatre

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Address: 24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone Number: 312-977-1700
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Beautiful restored theater

A great place to see a play in the theater district in Chicago. In the heart of the loop, the Oriental has been transformed from a run down movie house to a beautiful live... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Des Plaines, Illinois

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I watched Mama Mia! in the theatre. The decoration is beautiful and just "oriental" indeed. I wish that I should have watched another show instead of Mama Mia; this one is at the average level, not outstanding.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great place to see a play in the theater district in Chicago. In the heart of the loop, the Oriental has been transformed from a run down movie house to a beautiful live theater venue. The restaurants nearby are open on performance nights, and there is mucjh to see and do nearby.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This ornate interior is stunning and worth the visit in addition to the show. The place was opened as a movie palace in 1926, but was completely renovated in 1998, retaining all the best design features. The lobby and auditorium are brilliantly over the top and a historic tour held regularly on Saturday mornings would be well worthwhile. There are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Beautiful old theater that is so nice to see a live performance. Small quaint and take a look around to see the beauty. Any seat is good, it so small. Sound is always great. ENJOY

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went to the iconic Oriental Theater to see Gloria & Emilio Estefan- Bio/Musical- "Get on Your Feet". The evening didn't start too well, (as we) started with Dinner at Carson's- 'MEH' (I tackle-in another review) and the show. *Reminder* Downtown Parking is Costly folks & a hassle. Either be prepared to pay through the nose or research discounted parking. (we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Yesterday we saw On Your Feet and got tickets with the VIP option. This was so much fun! The theatre is do iconic! With VIP you have access to open bar and light snacks, you also have access to VIP bathrooms and then they put out another spread at intermission. Staff were very friendly!

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Oriental is a wonderful theatre venue. As soon as you walk in the doors, you are blown away by the beautiful architecture. The ornate décor seems to take you back to another place and time. The seats are arranged so that there is not one bad seat in the house. I have had the pleasure of viewing several Broadway... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The theater was built in 1926 - and everywhere you look there is so much to see. Lots of ornate decoration - but best of all is that the venue is relatively small and wonderful site lines, so there isn't a bad seat. On Your Feet was great to see here. I'm sure it will be a great success when... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My first visit to the Oriental Theatre was to see "On Your Feet", the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. There is not a bad seat in the theater and the architecture is exquisite! The theater was smaller than I expected but I loved the more intimate atmosphere. The performance was amazing--beautiful costumes, terrific choreography, and a very strong cast.

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have seen many musicals in this theater and enjoy them every time. Most recently, we saw the pre Broadway of " On Your Feet" which was a fabulous new musical and a must see. We have had seats in many locations in this theater - we think the balcony seats in this theater are very good.

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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.