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Oriental Theatre

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Downtown / The Loop
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Address: 24 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601-3501
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+1 312-977-1701
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 15 years has...

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 15 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 PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace 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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Beautiful theatre

The Oriental is a beautiful, majestic theatre. Only thing is the performance Circus 1903 was not that great. Might be good for kids but not really worth the money and time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Oriental is a beautiful, majestic theatre. Only thing is the performance Circus 1903 was not that great. Might be good for kids but not really worth the money and time.

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Oak Brook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful theatre, FABULOUS show. SOOOO entertaining for the whole family. The performances were mesmerizing. The ringmaster is an absolute blast, especially when he selects children from the audience to participate for lots of fun on stage.

Thank imda1girl
Libertyville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to catch a show. Very retro. Beautifully redone. Do a pretty solid job with beverage service before show and intermission. You can bring the drinks/food you by in. Bathrooms for women have long lines... be strategic about it.

Thank Dogger70
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I attended the Illusionist show Feb,24th, 2017. The theater itself is great, Staff is helpful and friendly. The decor and architecture is phenomenal, However, I do have a few issues, First, There just isn't enough restroom facilities to accommodate the amount of people that rush to them before and during an intermission of a show. You spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Oriental to see The Illusionists. The theater is nicely restored, elegant and full of detail. The seats were surprisingly comfortable and not as narrow as other seats in theaters from that era. The staff was friendly and helpful. I showed them my ticket on my phone at the door. They scanned it, printed out the ticket, and... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great location to our hotel. It was clean and easy to get to our seats. Enjoyed the show and got to see Fletcher for a photo.

Thank Heather J
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I've seen multiple shows here. It is beautiful inside. Very clean too! Every seat in there is a great seat! Don't think if you have a seat far from stage is bad.. I promise every seat is perfect. Workers there are extremely sweet and helpful. I've had great experiences here!

Thank Tina G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good sound system and helpful ushers. Every seat has a good view of the stage. Good access to restrooms.

Thank Jesco74
Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful venue. Ornate decor. All seats are great because of the way the seats are stacked. They sell wine, beer, and other drinks.

Thank Jeff L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice place to catch Broadway plays. There are elevators and concession stands. Tickets can be scanned on your phone. Best way to get here is Uber or cab.

Thank fromsuntowind

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