We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A great experience”

Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Ranked #101 of 667 things to do in Chicago
Attraction details
Reviewed March 25, 2012

THe ballet is superb and the setting, the auditorium theater, is an experience in itself.

Thank Edam231
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (83)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

71 - 75 of 83 reviews

Reviewed February 20, 2012

The Joffrey Ballet offers first-class ballet for affordable prices. From classic pieces to innovative and modern, every performance is entertaining. I have been a subscriber for three seasons and the shows have been getting better. The dancers are first-rate and the costumes and scenery always compliment the dance. The classic ballets outshine the modern, but that is also a matter of taste.

My biggest complaints is the venue. The Auditorium Theatre is a classic theater, but needs some overhaul. First off, it's very dimly lit. On one occasion I couldn't see the bottom step as I was coming down the stairs; I fell and severely sprained my ankle. Management was quick to arrive with an ice pack and a waiver. The most affordable seats are the upper level box seats and those on the sides, close to the orchestra pit. The seats in the boxes are very old upholstered seat that are dirty, torn and uncomfortable. The view from the front of the box isn't bad, but the second row in the box is worthless.

Thank LiebeTravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Since their transplant from New York City to Chicago, the Joffrey has been a company that I never miss seeing from season to season. Chicago is so fortunate to have this incredible company right in our backyard. Be sure to visit the website -- it is great and offers a lot of information -- including downloads to rehearsals, information on upcoming ballets and classes you can take at their teaching facility. Best of all, the building they perform in -- The Auditorium Theatre -- is an architectural treasure.

Thank Deborah M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 22, 2012

The Joffrey Ballet relocated to Chicago about twelve years ago and have become one of Chicago's true treasures. Stunning artistry, strong bodies able to do anything, beautiful music, a world class ballet academy, all visible from the street make this a unique part of the Chicago scene.

Thank Jane Drake B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 13, 2012

We are subscribers to the Joffrey and relish each spectacular performance.

Thank Craftylady23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Joffrey Ballet of Chicago? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing