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Riviera Theatre

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4746 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-4912
+1 773-275-6800
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I was there last night for An Evening with Glen Hansard. The good: we sat in the balcony about 7 or... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Candice G
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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters on February 20, 2018.

Had an absolutely amazing time at the Robert Plant concert. He’s been playing smaller venues in... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Alesia G
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Sacramento, California
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  • Excellent26%
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Mar 19, 2018
“Needs help”
Mar 13, 2018
“Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters on February 20, 2018.”
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4746 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-4912
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

I was there last night for An Evening with Glen Hansard. The good: we sat in the balcony about 7 or 8 rows up and the sound was fantastic. I saw him a few years ago at a different venue and it was equally amazing...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing time at the Robert Plant concert. He’s been playing smaller venues in recent years, which is part of the reason why we got close to the stage. This man is a living legend and a brilliant performer. And his band is...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

If you were born and raised in Chicago the Riv is still the same. Since the 70's when I was there last, seeing... it was the 70's, l can't remember the band; the theater still has the feel of a classic rock and roll venue....More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

I saw Robert Plant this week here and enjoyed seeing him in a small venue. However, this is the most run-down of the old Chicago theaters I have been in recently. VERY amateur repair work all over the place. Makes me worry about the wiring....More

Thank Mark37Chicago
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

I cannot believe a venue like this continues to exist in the 21st century. Dirty, unsafe, fire trap with bathrooms which defy belief because of the unsanitary conditions. A total sewer and should be shut down. I do not have the option of zero stars...More

Thank Kate P
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We attended a concert last night. When entering I went straight to the women’s restroom. There was no toilet paper in the stall. It was very dirty as well. I went again half way through and literally half the stalls had no toilet paper!! That...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

I like the Riviera. It's an old gem you can't help but love. The employees in the office on the other hand are disposable. I called ahead of time to see if it was alright if I brought my ecig inside if I kept it...More

1  Thank Mallory F
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Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I went solo last night to see Patti Smith. My wife avoids this place because of the crowds, lack of seats and the inevitable pushing when watching an act. I like all that stuff so it's no problem for me. Go check out a show,...More

1  Thank Prego51
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

For more than 25 years, The Riv has been my favorite of the smaller concert venues in Chicago (the Vic being second, and ABR a distant third). All three of these theaters would have great historic charm if they weren't such dumps, but concert goers...More

1  Thank 13DAVA
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

I saw Elle King. She was amazing. The venue was great too. Sometimes it's nice to get away from the large concert halls. It was up close and personal. There were plenty of paces to grab a beverage and the sound quality was impecable. When...More

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Alesia G
December 6, 2017|
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Made it to the concert. See my review.
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Paul C
November 4, 2016|
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Street or nearby lots with $20 cash.
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deannalyn21
October 25, 2016|
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Whenever we attended a concert in that area we noticed the streets were packed. There is another larger venue across the street, so there are always people around. I think it's pretty safe. It's hard to park on the side... More
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