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Oriental Theatre

24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
+1 312-977-1701
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Lovely Theater and Hilarious Show.

The theater's decor reminded me of Detroit's Fox theater, just on a slightly smaller scale. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna K
Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
Escape to Margaritaville

Our first time to this truly gorgeous theatre. My wife and I came here to see the play Escape to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
via mobile
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Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 17 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago's Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, Oriental Theatre, and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The theater's decor reminded me of Detroit's Fox theater, just on a slightly smaller scale. Lovely and little gaudy. We saw Escape to Margaritaville. It was hilarious, so it's no surprise after leaving here it went on to broadway. If it makes it way back...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time to this truly gorgeous theatre. My wife and I came here to see the play Escape to Margaritaville. It was an amazing show, one of the best I have ever seen. The theatre is beautiful and the staff was helpful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see escape from Margaritaville at the Oriental theater. We were so impressed with the decorations in the lobby which Really put us in the spirit of the show.

1  Thank Maria G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Oriental Theatre has had a long history of multiple restorations and various ownership during almost a hundred years of its life. Nowadays it still preserves its exotic appearance, with some original Indian decoration motifs. The lobby is not very spacious, it embraces semi-circles of...More

1  Thank irina g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I attended Escape to Margaritaville On 11/19. The show was excellent with great music and more a plot than I anticipated with the Jimmy Buffet music. Great acoustics as well. The theater itself is stunning and a must see for anyone who...More

1  Thank CMW W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw Escape to Margaritaville here and we really enjoyed the show and the beautiful theatre. Seats were a little tight, but that’s expected in an older theatre like this. Everything inside was gorgeous. Wherever you looked the architecture was over the top, but in a...More

Thank NJPost99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw "Escape to Margaritaville" here on Tues Nov, 14th. The design and acoustics were great and the service at the concessions was good and fairly priced for downtown Chicago. Easy venue to get to and easy parking half a block down.

Thank Marshp65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Escape to Margaritaville. While the musical was fun and entertaining, the theater is a piece of art itself. They don’t build theaters like this anymore.

Thank SusanCouncilBluffs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful iconic theater that is absolutely stunning inside. We sat in the upper balcony so it was a long way to the stage and the person in front of me made it a bit hard to see without constantly changing my position....More

1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Went to see Escape to Margaritaville on Saturday night. This theater is historic and well preserved! Our seats were in the LOGE area so private and a great view of the stage. The cast was terrific and entertaining but the highlight was to have Jimmy...More

Thank sunlovr2
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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11 December 2017|
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Response from Angela S | Reviewed this property |
I believe that there may be designated handicapped seating you may want to call the theater and ask to reserve those seats. But as stated above, the ushers are helpful and will be ready and willing to assist if necessary.
1 November 2017|
Response from cfoleym | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe it’s a few dollars per bag/coat.
1 November 2017|
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Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is. From their website, also: For the comfort, safety and security of all patrons, Broadway In Chicago reserves the right to search bags for security reasons, regardless of size, but backpacks and other large... More