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Oriental Theatre

24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
+1 312-977-1701
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Very Nice Theatre Security Guards need to grow up

Went here to see Wicked. We were let into the inner doors but then held. While waiting I got to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike S
Belleville, Illinois
A Beautiful Theatre,

If You Have Peripheral Neuropathy,Spine issues, do not purchase Balcony seats! Seating is so tight... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael R
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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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24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-977-1701
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here to see Wicked. We were let into the inner doors but then held. While waiting I got to see the security guards horse playing and almost get themselves hurt thankfully no guess was hurt. When we entered we then went to another line...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If You Have Peripheral Neuropathy,Spine issues, do not purchase Balcony seats! Seating is so tight, There is s no room, and You will be Miserable. I am 5'9'190 and was Tortured for 3 hours, although the Show was Spectacular!

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This theatre is beautiful. Staff is friendly, and the refreshments were great. Our first Broadway play was seen here. Memories forever with my daughter.

Thank Dixon61021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was absolutely one of the best times I have ever had at the theatre. Wicked goes without saying (simply amazing), the theatre itself was an adventure. So much art to absorb in a few short hours, I felt like I needed more time just...More

Thank Jana Y
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We went to the Oriental to see Wicked! The performance was excellent! However, we were so uncomfortable- we were distracted! I am short, but the seats are so close, even my knees hit the seat in front of me. There was no way one could...More

Thank MemomPam
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

This theater is gorgeous. It makes you feel very special. We saw Wicked and the production was wonderful. I was amazed how well run the theater was. Everyone was seated quickly. The exit was fast and efficient. I will make sure I visit each time...More

Thank Marci H
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Saw wicked here recently and the place is majestic! Our seats were in the second to last row and I felt that it was difficult to see the stage, but I think even a few rows closer would have been perfectly fine. I also felt...More

Thank Rachael T
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Went to this theater to see a musical. The building is a gem from the architecture to the walls, to the design. Amplified sound balance was a bit off in act 1, much better in act 2. But it's great that the theater is in...More

Thank kimibar
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

What a great show and an incredible venue. It was beautiful. Staff was great. Very helpful and friendly. Prices we crazy, but that’s to be expected.

Reviewed 30 December 2017

Saw Wicked here in December. The theatre itself was very ornately decorated and interesting to look at and it was a perfect setting for a performance of this particular musical. Someone was sitting in our seats when we arrived and the usher was very helpful...More

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12 December 2017|
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Response from cfoleym | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but you will want to call the box office to get your tickets. Some of the balcony seats would not be very accessible for those kinds of needs.
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