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Genesee Theatre

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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I don't live very far from this place yet less than a week ago was the first time I've gone. Shame... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mundelein, Illinois
parking at the Genesee

Having recently enjoyed an evening of Waukegan jokes by the brilliant Craig Ferguson, I am happy to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great sound”(5 reviews)
The historic Genesee Theatre is a 2,400 seat entertainment venue located in Waukegan, Illinois. Located along the northern shore of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee, the Genesee Theatre is a hub of activity for Northern Illinois and...more
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203 N Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085-4221
+1 847-263-6300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I don't live very far from this place yet less than a week ago was the first time I've gone. Shame on me! This place is beautiful, intimate, has decent acoustics, and some great shows. The seats are comfy and there are plenty of restrooms...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Espo65
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having recently enjoyed an evening of Waukegan jokes by the brilliant Craig Ferguson, I am happy to share parking information for visitors to the Genesee Theatre. There is street parking, but I think you have to be a time traveler to snag a parking space....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Very pretty venue. They have bands, movies, dinners, alcohol, haunted adventures and much more. It can be affordable or pricey depending on the event. Parking can be tough unless you're willing to walk.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank deedawg
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Not a bad seat in the house! Parking only $10 for the BeeGees tribute band. It was such a fun time! People started dancing in the space in front of the stage and they weren't in anyone's way doing so. I wish I would've known...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ChiCubsFan
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Older theater,with very nice renovations the seats are very comfortable,the site line to the stage are very good even from the last row on the main floor. The sound quality varies from show to show I give it a C+ for the shows I attended...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank playbyplay
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Everything looks spectacular concert was great they really did a nice job renovating the theater. We had a great time

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I've enjoyed attending Genesee since it reopened. I was a subscriber the first couple of years. The verity of shows cover all ages and genders. I was

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jj1450xl2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018

There's not a bad seat in the house. Sound was awesome and many of the performers are ones we've enjoyed before but on much bigger stages. Intimate and well worth the money.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ed Z
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The location is in downtown Waukegan and the area was well lit. Police presence was excellent due to the somewhat traffic congestion/parking as the event was well attended. Chick Corea was able to be seen from the seating area, along with the band and it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank panjtrin1
Reviewed July 7, 2018

amazing theater small and great sound! Saw Wilson Phillips here and it was fantastic. Nice everything including parking

Date of experience: September 2017
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November 16, 2018|
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Response from makeitso4u | Reviewed this property |
You can valet right in front for $20 The lot is jus about 100 yards away
October 27, 2018|
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Response from panjtrin1 | Reviewed this property |
Downtown Waukegan is limited in choices for eating places. One would have to go west towards Gurnee (take Grand Ave W-Gurnee Mills past Great America) ad you will see recognizable eating places along the way.
Marty S
March 5, 2018|
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Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
I have been to the GT often. It is a great venue. There typically is a wine/beer bar set up just past the entrance where you scan your ticket and a full bar in a room on the right after you scan your tickets. You can take... More