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Apollo Theater Chicago

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Address: 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773 935 6100
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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We showed up a little early after we dined nearby at the Prost restaurant. We found some seats and waiting in the warm foyer overlooking the street. The bar was closed when we got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2016
Bob C
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Main street USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Apollo theatre as we read it was theatre week in Chicago and in the spirit of connecting to many communities on our travels we thought we would venture the $20usd cab ride to the Apollo. The location is right under the train line and adds a sense of mystique to the area. We tried to have a... More 

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Main street USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We showed up a little early after we dined nearby at the Prost restaurant. We found some seats and waiting in the warm foyer overlooking the street. The bar was closed when we got here but after the show got out it opened for business. Drinks are allowed in the theater so plan accordingly. About a half hour before showtime... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Saw Million Dollar Quartet. Called theater to buy the tickets. Not a hitch. There are no bad seats here-very intimate theater. On New Year's Eve they served champagne to the entire audience. Very nice gesture. Tickets were about $90, but this is probably the going rate. The performance was great

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This was an incredible night of toe tapping, finger snapping enjoyment! Loved the smaller theatre feel as you could almost reach out and touch the performers. AND the talent was stupendous! Nicely enjoyed musical evening!

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Atoka, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

When the cab driver dropped us off...I thought Oh no!!!!.....However, once in the theater, I was nicely surprised. Cute small theater. Great acoustics and there are no bad seats, What a great show and a great night! Million Dollar Quartet was a wonderful show, Elvis, Carl, Jerry Lee and Johnny brought down the house!

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a small theater will good views from every seat. If you are staying downtown you can take the Red Line north get off at Fullerton and it is a very short walk 4 blocks to the Apollo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My husband and I just loved seeing this production which has been running for 7 years. The theater has 400 seats and the stage is a 3-sided thrust. Not a bad seat in the house. If I were to do it again, I would probably not purchase tickets in advance unless you're going on the weekend as you pay a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Great show for those who like 50's Rock n roll. Actors were outstanding and theater was very friendly. Thank you very much!

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Dayton, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We really enjoyed this show! The performers were excellent. My only very small complaint is that some of them did not speak loudly enough during the speaking parts. It might have been our seats, because the other couple we were with saw the show previously and they said that was not a problem on that show. But overall it was... More 

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Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

While I can't say enough great things about seeing Million Dollar Quartet, the theater itself is decent, but not anything great. I like that the theater only holds 440 people so you get an intimate setting, the center section seats (on the aisle) in the last row don't angle to face the stage so you end up sitting at an... More 

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.