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Oriental Theatre

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Downtown / The Loop
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Address: 24 West Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60613
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+1 800-775-2000
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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Amazing theatre

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Vojka G
Belgrade, Serbia
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Lovely atmosphere with stunning detail and intricate design. Loge Balcony seats were mid-price with great view of stage and was easy to hear the actors. Refreshments weren't outrageously priced as is the case in some theaters. Alcohol available.

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Columbia, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I have been here once before and thought it was a beautiful theatre. But last week I went to see a show there and was in the balcony and did not like it. Hard to see the actors faces and hear them. If I go back, I will not sit in the balcony.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Fun Home won five Tony awards including Best Musical in 2015. It is a memoir of someone growing up with a father who owns a funeral home, "FUN HOME". It is a memorable evening and is well performed by the cast. It is a beautiful theatre located right in the theatre district of Chicago. There are places to eat all... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful theatre with stunning detail and intricate design. Be sure to look up and look around -- it's like eye candy with so much to see at every turn of the gilded ceiling and frescos. The seats are comfy too, without a bad seat in the house. We saw Beautiful (Carole King Story) and Fun Home here. The acoustics are... More 

Thank Bonnie T
Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

The theater itself is an impressive venue. Well worth visiting. They have an ongoing season of Broadway level shows from which to select.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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