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Oriental Theatre

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Address: 24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
Phone Number: 18007752000
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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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Sponge bob Musical

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Princeton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On June 24, we saw SpongeBob, the Musical at the Oriental. The theater is in a great location inside the loop. It is bigger than most NY theaters, but just as glamorous. It was a GREAT experience!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tickets I purchased from this theatre for a play were not what I expected. It was very difficult to know what area you would be seated and when the tickets came in today I saw they had placed me in the worst area. I immediately called them and asked to be able to purchase instead one of the many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The SpongeBob Musical was absolutely magical in this historic space. The already gorgeous venue was cleverly transformed to bring you into the undersea world of Bikini Bottom. See this now before it goes to Broadway, it is, in a word, amazing. If you never saw the tv series, you will want to after this. If you are even a casual... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time watching SpongeBob the Musical here. Seats on orchestra section were great. Only complaint was the lady beside us was on her phone texting the entire 1st half of the show. The ushers did ask her to stop. She instead put in her purse but it was still hard to see the stage. At intermission we... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Saw Sponge Bob, The Musical at the theater and it was incredible. The theater itself is gorgeous. The over the top gilding, statues, foyer were all just what you expect from a classic theater. Also as ridiculous as it sounds, the Sponge Bob play was very good. Music by David Bowie, Cindy Lauper and Panic at the Disco to mention... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I saw "On Your Feet!" here. This theater is awesome. The seats are very small but even so, I was able to make it the duration of the show. Clean restrooms, typical theater prices for Chicago, and view from balcony was fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Oriental Theatre at 24 West Randolph Street in the heart of Chicago's restored and thriving theater district has been attracting crowds and showcasing stars such as Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Bing Crosby, the Marx Brothers, Bob Hope, Al Jolson and Frank Sinatra since it opened in 1926. Originally one of many ornate movie palaces built in Chicago in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

EXCELLENT Broadway-style musical. High quality production and excellent actors. Far beyond what I've even seen on Broadway. The kids are fantastic! Beautiful Theater as well.

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.