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Oriental Theatre

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Address: 24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60603
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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The Bodyguard

Great location to our hotel. It was clean and easy to get to our seats. Enjoyed the show and got to see Fletcher for a photo.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Heather J
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Yorkville, Illinois
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Yorkville, Illinois
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48 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location to our hotel. It was clean and easy to get to our seats. Enjoyed the show and got to see Fletcher for a photo.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've seen multiple shows here. It is beautiful inside. Very clean too! Every seat in there is a great seat! Don't think if you have a seat far from stage is bad.. I promise every seat is perfect. Workers there are extremely sweet and helpful. I've had great experiences here!

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Thank Tina G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good sound system and helpful ushers. Every seat has a good view of the stage. Good access to restrooms.

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful venue. Ornate decor. All seats are great because of the way the seats are stacked. They sell wine, beer, and other drinks.

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Plainfield,Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice place to catch Broadway plays. There are elevators and concession stands. Tickets can be scanned on your phone. Best way to get here is Uber or cab.

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Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw The Bodyguard. Great musical in a magnificent theater. Seating cot cramped and sight lines good. Tissues came out when she sang " I will always love you" at the end.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I booke my ticket well in advance for December visit on line. It was easy to do. Play was very good but I have enjoyed very much decore of the theatre as well. Must to mention that staff at ticket office as well in the theatre were very kind. Exceptional experiance.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

his a beautiful old theater that is very reminiscent of a typical Broadway show. We purchased our tickets online but just a few days ahead of show. They were held at "Will Call". We had no problems what so ever picking up our tickets. Of note however is that we picked up the tickets before we grabbed some dinner before... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

This theatre has quite a history, it started out as a movie theatre and is very quaint but adequately sized to give performances here an intimate feel. Because of this, most seats in this theatre are good (though I have heard it said to avoid the dress circle and the back of the balcony). I saw the play "The Curious... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

A beautiful old theatre that's well-maintained. Obviously, the play you're seeing here governs most of the experience. But it's nice to admire to structure and all of the decorations. If you get seats on the far sides, you won't be able to see all of the stage. Not a major hassle, but a drawback if you want to see all... More 

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