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Oriental Theatre

24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
+1 312-977-1701
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Beautiful Theater in a Great Location

This beautiful theater is in a great location in the loop. Very near great shopping and wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Susan G
Excellent Theatre

Ornate old theatre from 1920's. It is on Randolph street in the Loop and not far from the Art... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Kansas City, Missouri
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-977-1701
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This beautiful theater is in a great location in the loop. Very near great shopping and wonderful restaurants. I have been to 5 performances here in the last 6 years and all were well priced with great viewing form most any seat. The Art Deco...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Ornate old theatre from 1920's. It is on Randolph street in the Loop and not far from the Art Museum. Very nice seating. I was in Dress Circle which is the first balcony- highly recommend as they are seats with good view and good acoustics...More

Thank Motion22
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of first seeing this gorgeous theatre for a performance of "Wicked" about ten years ago. I was once again reminded of how its Art Deco beauty adds to the enjoyment of any production. This weekend, my daughter and I attended "American...More

Thank Solarad
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon show. Gershwin classic. Top notch performers with modern and classical ballet performances. Impressive grand theater. Arrive early or stay late to enjoy the painstaking details of the ceilings. Beauty.

Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

While in Chicago, I was able to se this musical. The play was great! I also loved the charming Oriental Theater.

Thank literacycoach
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great show, very talented actors. Beautiful theatre and historic. Super fun to look around, nice small theatre so every seat seemed to be a good one. Very enjoyable.

Thank L6701FWjuliew
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We went to see An American in Paris, a song and dance presentation about Paris right after World War II. The singing, dancing, and staging were all fabulous. Or, as Gershwin put it, "S'wonderful."

Thank ssvvpp
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We spent three nights in Chicago and on a whim decided to see Something Rotten at the Oriental Theater mainly because the place was so appealing outside. We had no idea just how beautiful this place was inside until we arrived Saturday night. Wow!! This...More

Thank charlieF51
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A truly beautiful theatre and a great spot to take a unique picture in front of the sign. There are a ton of great shows featured here.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I came to the Oriental, a magnificent gilded beauty of a theater with approachable nice staff, to see an evening production of SOMETHING ROTTEN (hysterical and well done musical). The seats are plush red and comfortable, we were in row J and could see everything,...More

Thank Calmac3
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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Tracey B
11 September 2017|
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Response from BwayInChi | Property representative |
Unfortunately only ticket holders are permitted inside the venue past the the box office. Outside of show hours, tours are only given on Saturdays unless a private group booking of 20+ is made. Group reservations can be made... More
11 September 2017|
Response from BwayInChi | Property representative |
The limited view is a result of the angle in relation to the stage and proscenium so you may miss some things on the far left. The balcony seats are a great location, simply further away so, as with all seating needs, it... More
3 September 2017|
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Response from Angela S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they really want you to bring in food, but I have seen people bring in everything from Garretts to McDonald's. So, if you hide it well enough I guess you can probably get away with it. But please do not sit... More