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A Must See when in Chicago!

We saw their story on Strange Inheritance and decided to take a trip to see it for ourselves... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Robo C
via mobile
A unique experience

Went with a group of coworkers. We were able to book a private show at 1pm, including a 'back stage... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2016
via mobile
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Jul 4, 2018
“A Must See when in Chicago!”
Sep 9, 2016
“A unique experience”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We saw their story on Strange Inheritance and decided to take a trip to see it for ourselves. Justin was very accommodating and informative. From downtown take the blue line to O'Hara airport, then an Uber to the Theatre. You will not be disappointed!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robo C
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of coworkers. We were able to book a private show at 1pm, including a 'back stage tour' to see how the puppeteers orchestrated the action. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Travel187196
Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is a very unique experience. While sitting in the audience you get so wrapped up in the performance that you forget you are watching puppets. The puppeteers are amazing and warm and friendly. The coolest thing is after the show they invite you to...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank DianeZacc
Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is one attraction musical theatre and opera lovers should not miss. The unique puppet opera theatre which used to grace the Kungsholm Restaurant many years ago in Chicago has come to life in the rolling Meadows Park District lower level. A tiny opera house...More

Date of experience: April 2015
3  Thank triptique
Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Opera in Focus puppet theater performs operas with the world's most lifelike puppets. My family and I attend performances here a handful of times each year and always leave spellbound by the beauty and sophistication of each performance. I come from an operatic family...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed April 15, 2015

I have been attending this for over a decade. I love this place. If you love the opera or arts in any way or just want something very unique to do this puppetry is amazing. They are so detailed that they can hold fans, and...More

Date of experience: April 2015
4  Thank Amy R
Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is not opera by any stretch of the imagination. They play a record of opera music, and then puppets (admittedly very nice puppets) slide along slots from side to side and make random movements that have nothing to do with the music or the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I had stumbled on the Opera in Focus when I was researching for information about things to see and do after relocating to Lake County. I am not a opera connoisseur but enjoy puppetry and decided to pay a visit. I enjoyed the time spent,...More

Date of experience: September 2013
4  Thank Shoumo
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