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Oriental Theatre

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Address: 24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
Phone Number: +1 800-775-2000
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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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One of the best musicals: Fun Home!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Altus, Oklahoma
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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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 

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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

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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!

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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.

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