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Oriental Theatre

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Address: 24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
Phone Number: 18007752000
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 15 years has...

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.

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Beautiful Venue!

This is a very beautiful venue. They continuously have great shows and decent prices. There really aren't bad seats.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Layla W
Altus, Oklahoma
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Altus, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very beautiful venue. They continuously have great shows and decent prices. There really aren't bad seats.

Thank Layla W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a concert at the Oriental, very beautiful quaint theatre. A smaller venue, not a bad seat in the house. We sat in the balcony for our show. We were able to see and hear the concert very well. the seating had plenty of room between rows, unlike many older venues, you had plenty of leg room. Would attend another... More 

Thank Bruce B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Oriental is a great only theatre. I have seen many many shows there. I am writing this because another reviewer, Karen or Susan I think said that the dress circle seats are great. She is dead wrong. I suspect she meant the loge. The loge is the front four rows of the balcony and the seats are quite good.... More 

Thank McScott27
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Watched kinky boots- rush tickets- beautiful theater- walkable distance from Millennium park- so mid May Day show- was perfect to get away from the sun- and enjoy a beautiful theater with brilliant performance of kinky boots talented cast. Peace , oh- I did rush tickets- they do advertise on the website- about it

Thank alwaysaalaa
Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a very nice theater in a great location downtown Chicago. We had tickets in the Dress Circle and I would highly recommend this section if you are sitting in a balcony. There are only a couple of rows in this section and in any seat in the middle section you have a great view of the stage.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous! Went with my husband who really isn't into plays, but he really enjoyed it! Cast was great! A very entertaining play!

Thank Marianne C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We picked up tickets for Kinky Boots and whilst the show was excellent, the historic decor of this magnificent venue was so well preserved and presented. This is a living museum which adds to any show you see. The seating and layout were extremely good. A handy location downtown.

Thank Russell V
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful & ornate venue, comfy seats but close quarters. Temperature was perfect. They offer water inside the theatre before & during intermission, which is convenient. Restrooms are downstairs - typical old style. Kinky Boots was entertaining, but I would be mindful who I invited. Not for young kids. Actor who played Simon was great - all others were okay. It... More 

Thank Donna S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

This venue is absolutely stunning, Friendly staff and the show was great. Pretty cold inside, but we should have expected that since it is a musical and actors get a workout on stage. Next time i will bring a sweater but this theatre is worth going to.

Thank Dany F
Princeton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

We have seen several plays at the Oriental Theater. Beautiful theater.. but bring a sweater.. where we were sitting in the balcony the air conditioning was quite cool. (better cool than too warm). Took our granddaughter to Sponge Bob the Musical. ..and were pleasantly surprised at how entertaining it was. Good acting, singing, and stage set-up.

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