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Victory Gardens Theater

2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
+1 773-871-3000
Review Highlights
Comfortably sized venue with big theatre

We came here for "Queen" with a season ticket holder. Our first time, one of many for her. I can... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Evanston, Illinois
Not a bad seat in this theater.

We went to see A Wonder in My Soul; if it's still playing, go see it! The play was wonderful, the... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Seabeck, Washington, United States
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2257 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
Lincoln Park
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We came here for "Queen" with a season ticket holder. Our first time, one of many for her. I can understand why she's here often! Ensemble-style play (so several very good actors, vs. a "star"). Really engaging theatre in every aspect, especially the story and...More

Thank jaz79h
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went to see A Wonder in My Soul; if it's still playing, go see it! The play was wonderful, the players were amazing-loved the 2 leads, and the theater is wonderful. Three high school girls read their own poetry and that of Black women...More

Thank gayleh-k
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great story. Enjoyed the script and the actors. Well done. Kudos to Calamity West and Marti Lyons. Well done.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We were fortunate to see the play, "Hand To God" and the cast was very good. The theater itself is very old and has a lot of history. Our seats were good and we could see and hear everything. We like that this theater is...More

Thank RAJ711
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We just saw the play, Hand to God at Victory Gardens. I hadn't been to the Biograph in a number of years, didn't realize that Victory Gardens had moved there. What a difference! The old theater was black on black, grubby and old, had a...More

Thank Merrily47
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We saw a play by VGT, held at the Music Box. It was about black women in LA trying to get bought as mistresses to rich white guys. Really well done. Can't wait to see what they do next!

Thank lchicagolaw
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Victory gardens has some great programs for teens,kids or adaults my daughter did a play writing class with robert cornilies for 3 years great learning opportunity and wonderful staff and fond memories

Thank luna6373
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We saw the play "Cocked" while in town over the weekend visiting our son and daughter in law. It was a 3 actor play with no intermission. All three actors made their respective portrayals very realistic. The theater itself was very nice and well preserved....More

Thank Hoosierfan_7
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This theater is an easy El ride from the loop. Take any northbound train (Red, Brown, Purple) and get off at Fullerton then an easy block and a half to the theater. Much more community scale plays than the Steppenwolf. But still very professionally produced...More

1  Thank mbp00
Reviewed 3 December 2015

When I visit Chicago, I make it a point to attend a play at Victory Gardens Theater, housed in the historic Biograph Theatre near Lincoln Park. The company specializes in new plays, especially those that have social relevance. In the past I have enjoyed and...More

Thank Ken H
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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