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“Favorite Chicago venue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oriental Theatre

Oriental Theatre
24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613 (Downtown / The Loop)
18007752000
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Ranked #37 of 501 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: 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.
Chicago, IL
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Favorite Chicago venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Has hosted a lot of musical theater recently and really enjoy the venue.

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“American Idiot - Great Show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

2nd time coming down from WI to see a show - this time it was American Idiot. We all loved the show and always have a good time at the Oriental Theatre. They run their shows like clockwork and aim to please. Makes a great get-away for a Friday night.

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Green Day American Idoit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Wasn't sure what to expect, but we loved it. Plus at the oriental theater you really can't get a bad seat. My husband it a big guy so he was a little cramped, but it was only an hour & a half long. Love the old theater atmosphere. The place is beautiful!!

Visited February 2012
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Algonquin, IL USA
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful Theater!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The Oriental Theater is gorgeous! Take time to look around and don't forget to look up! It is a very old theater so it has narrow aisles, only one handicap accessible restroom, and poor human traffic flow. We were there this time to see "American Idiot" and the set and lighting were awesome.

Visited February 2012
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Hobart, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Pretty theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

It's right downtown. You can go shopping, have lunch and walk over to the theatre all in the same day if you plan it right. Work of advise, don't bring in ANY food/drinks from outside that you may have bought. They WILL NOT let you bring it inside the theatre even if you are not going to eat it there.

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