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“So, so, like NY Broadway Theaters”

The Chicago Theatre
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$75.00*
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Ranked #23 of 642 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Chicago's breath-taking National Landmark Theatre hosts concerts, comedians, theatrical productions and special events every year. The 3,600 seat auditorium is seven stories high, and the vertical "C-H-I-C-A-G-O," sign is one of the few such signs in existence today. A symbol of State Street and Chicago, the marquee is a landmark in itself, as is the Wurlitzer pipe organ. Patrons can also go behind-the-scenes on their educational venue tour, which runs a few times a week.
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“So, so, like NY Broadway Theaters”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Presenting Broadway attractions, you have a "musicals and theatre " high level option in Chicago. I saw Rent, with the original NY cast.

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“A wonderful theatre for all events”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We have been to musicals and plays before at The Chicago Theatre but this time we attended a comedy event and it was just as good. The theater is intimate and a great location. As with any theatre, there are not enough restrooms but everything else is great. There are also many great neighborhood restaurants nearby.

Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“Love this place for concerts and other events”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Always a good time and a great looking venue, it's one of the more ornate venues in Chicago and sound is typically good. I prefer floor seats that are not under the balcony, or very close to front balcony seat. But I have had good seats/times in many many sections here.

Visited December 2012
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Best Tour!!!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Take the behind the scenes Chicago Theatre tour weekdays at 12 noons for $12-. Derek is manager and excellent tourguide. You'll see everything: Stage, Dressing Rooms, Balcony seats, ornate lobby, hall of photos, Frank Sinatra's signature on wall leading to dressing rooms. Great experience and right downtown at State and Lake Sts.

Visited May 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great place to see a show”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We got tickets to see the Russell peters show while in Chicago and thoroughly enjoyed this old-world theatre. If possible you should see a show while in Chicago.

Visited May 2013
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