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The Chicago Theatre

175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
+1 312-462-6301
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-462-6301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't remember the name of the guy who gave the tour, but he was excellent. Very knowledgeable and interesting. The theatre itself is a beautiful building, and there was a lot to see. Most of the people doing the tour seemed to have purchased the...More

Thank 4states
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Photo opportunity here. The iconic Chicago sign, neat photo op. for tourists. I would take a few pictures and move on.

Thank R P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful, historic place! This was our first time there and we were in awe. Our seats were in the mezzanine, front row, with no seats on either side of us. That was great! Saw Steve Martin and Martin Short. Show was fantastic. We...More

Thank RuNcK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The performance of Steve Martin and Martin Short started 15 minutes late. Almost Half the theatre was empty when the show was to begin. No enforcement of the no photos or video and no cell phones during the performance. A lady two seats down was...More

Thank tweety874
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 15 year old daughter here to see Harry Styles. The theater is absolutely gorgeous. Of course, my daughter was extremely excited but I was also excited as I thought the sound and acoustics would be amazing. I was so wrong. I am...More

1  Thank VioletMaggie
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Wow!! Chicago Theatre is a gorgeous theatre. I was fortunate to take my mother out to see Bronzeville The Musical. The staircase, seats, carpet, lighting and more; they were a breathe taking. This was first time visiting the Chicago Theatre. At first I wasn't sure...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The sign on this theathe is the most legendary sign the city.you should have a picture with it, find it on N State str.

Thank marian l
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This tour was a great experience. Typically they only offer one tour a day at noon, and I would suggest getting your tickets early (stop by the box office in the morning or a few days before you plan to do the tour) as it...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We saw Idina Menzel from the 4th Balcony, which, surprisingly, did not feel all that far away. There are no sight line issues here - no chandeliers hanging in the way and no intrusive columns. It's just a great historic venue, with great acoustics. Idina...More

Thank mswtravels71
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This theater is absolutely gorgeous. It amazes me how beautiful it was. It's comparable to the Fox theater in St. Louis Missouri. It's a must see .

Thank messmer123
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Larissa S
20 February 2017|
Response from Hirlsa H | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Marque tour??? I do not know which tour you mean. We did the theater tour. Not for little kids though.
17 December 2016|
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Response from MrsBaum | Reviewed this property |
Google Hamilton and I'm sure it will come up.