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“Lovely, intimate theater experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oil Lamp Theater

Oil Lamp Theater
1723 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025
847 834-0738
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Glenview
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Glenview, Illinois
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“Lovely, intimate theater experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My friend and I saw a very well done play here-- very simple set, almost like parlor theater. Before the play you can enjoy your own bottle of wine in the charming bar/living room, complete with free homemade cookies. A very enjoyable evening!

Visited April 2014
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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“Fun, Intimate Theater Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

As my wife and I approached the door we were given a warm greeting, and met with friendly people at the ticket desk.

The "lobby" is like someone's living room / family room; a very relaxed atmosphere. There is a bar there for guests to sit at and enjoy complimentary cookies and M&M's, and any beverages that they brought. The gentleman at the bar is happy to open any bottles of wine for you.

The cozy little theater has under 50 seats. The stage props were first-class, and the acting was quite professional. We saw their production of "Sylvia" (a comedy about a couple and their dog) which was delightful.

This was our first time at this theater, and we plan to return.

Visited May 2014
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Glenview, Illinois
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“A wonderful night out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a very pleasant night out. Go with friends--it's warm and friendly and perfect for a fun evening. BYOB. Great cookies! Have fun! We saw and thoroughly enjoyed Par for the Corpse.

Visited April 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Friendly little local theater....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Fine acting, as you expect from Chicago area talent. This is a BYOB place, and they loan you the wine glasses and serve nuts and cookies. People hang out early and between acts. We have seen 5 shows and all were good and a very good value. Highly recommened.

Visited July 2013
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Glenview, Illinois
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“Charming Theater in the Northern Suburbs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This theater is adorable and is warmly welcomed in Glenview. It is a cozy space with a small
stage and only about 50 seats. In the lobby there are some antiques and comfortable seating. There is a bar with complementary homemade cookies. There is no liquor, but is a BYOB establishment. The shows we have seen (four) were all very good and the acting is professional quality. The price is a lot less than going into the city. We are looking forward to going there again. Try it, you'll like it.

Visited March 2013
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