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Arcada Theatre

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Address: 105 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1927
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+1 630-962-7000
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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A fun, surprising evening…

Club Arcada, tucked into the third floor of the historic Arcada Theater, is reached via a small elevator in the back of the main lobby. You exit through a bookcase and enter a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elgin, Illinois
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Elgin, Illinois
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78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Club Arcada, tucked into the third floor of the historic Arcada Theater, is reached via a small elevator in the back of the main lobby. You exit through a bookcase and enter a 1920’s speakeasy complete with flappers. The owner and staff greet you with open arms and escort you to your seat either in the authentically decorated main club... More 

Thank farnal
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely music from the 80's Newly renovated theater 1920's theme very nice and elegant the tickets were moderate for today live concert. Free parking on the back or $5 on the parking garage

Thank Yasmin V
Elmhurst, Illinois
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96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the Arcada many times and it's a great place to see a concert on a smaller scale, the sound is great in this historic theater. Cozy upstairs speak easy with top shelf liquor choices, fun venue to try if you'd live in the suburbs.

Thank Chooseynat
South Barrington, Illinois
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a great place to catch an act. Opened in 1926, it seats just under 900. It's quaint, yet comfortable with good acoustics. I loved the fact that it is in the middle of downtown St. Charles with an easy walk to several bars and restaurants for pre or post concert indulgences. The downside of being in a... More 

Thank jerrylang1
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We make the trip to this venue in St Charles about twice a year - we live 4 1/2 hours away. The excellent atmosphere and quality of acts bring us back. Very friendly staff, a cool new speakeasy upstairs and great sound at the concert can't be beat. Restrooms could use an overhaul but always have a fun time here.

Thank MindBender69
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

From the minute you walk in you can feel the history. The theater has great sound and sight lines and as s bonus there are several dining options within walking distance.

Thank Jerry O
River Forest, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I am so pleased with the venue- we went to the speakeasy upstairs for a great show. I am so happy that they allow all ages- it can be really difficult to find something that the entire family with two teenage boys will enjoy.

Thank Lindsay D
Saint Charles, Illinois
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We attended the Windy City Elvis Impersonator Competition here, and even though we were in row M (the 3rd from the back) we had no trouble seeing, hearing, etc. The small theatre is a treasure that provides an intimate experience for everyone in the house. Parking is easy, close and free. It's wonderful to be able to enjoy live entertainment... More 

Thank BEEP6018
Batavia, Illinois
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The seats were very good there. Kind of intimate . The acoustics were wonderful. We felt like he was singing to us personally. This theater makes memories and a great time. There are many groups and single artists throughout the year. We recommend it very highly. Nostalgic!

Thank superbob47
Saint Charles, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good show by a 75 year old legend. Production activity and the facility supported the great efforts by good entertainers.

Thank maggot01

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