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The Chicago Theatre is one of the largest theaters in Chicago, IL. It is also one of the most popular, hosting events ranging from theater shows to concerts. Explore an exciting array of events at the Chicago Theatre in 2024/2025. Don’t miss out on the most famous shows this season. Find great seats and purchase verified tickets at unbeatable prices. Book your Chicago theater tickets now! Address: 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601 | Capacity: 3,600.

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Upcoming Shows: 33
  • Joe Satriani & Steve Vai
    Apr
    18
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $45
    Avg. price ~ $167
    Available Tickets: 718
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  • Impractical Jokers Live
    Apr
    21
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Sun
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $66
    Avg. price ~ $128
    Available Tickets: 344
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  • Mike Birbiglia
    Apr
    26
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Fri
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $28
    Avg. price ~ $94
    Available Tickets: 295
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  • Mike Birbiglia
    Apr
    27
    2024
    6:00 PM
    Sat
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $25
    Avg. price ~ $89
    Available Tickets: 666
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  • Mike Birbiglia
    Apr
    27
    2024
    8:30 PM
    Sat
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $48
    Avg. price ~ $124
    Available Tickets: 681
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  • Laufey
    Apr
    28
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Sun
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $191
    Avg. price ~ $491
    Available Tickets: 265
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  • Concerts Schedule
    May
    04
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Sat
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $41
    Avg. price ~ $91
    Available Tickets: 604
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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
    May
    09
    2024
    7:30 PM
    Thu
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $46
    Avg. price ~ $163
    Available Tickets: 457
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  • Concerts Schedule
    May
    13
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Mon
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $45
    Avg. price ~ $110
    Available Tickets: 742
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  • Odesza
    May
    16
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Thu
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $214
    Avg. price ~ $375
    43 tickets remaining!
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  • Wanda Sykes
    May
    18
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Sat
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $37
    Avg. price ~ $144
    Available Tickets: 137
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  • Matt Rife
    May
    30
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Thu
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $127
    Avg. price ~ $314
    Available Tickets: 216
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  • Matt Rife
    May
    30
    2024
    10:00 PM
    Thu
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $75
    Avg. price ~ $196
    Available Tickets: 783
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  • Matt Rife
    May
    31
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Fri
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $111
    Avg. price ~ $308
    Available Tickets: 292
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  • Matt Rife
    May
    31
    2024
    10:00 PM
    Fri
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $82
    Avg. price ~ $243
    Available Tickets: 399
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  • Matt Rife
    Jun
    01
    2024
    7:00 PM
    Sat
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $164
    Avg. price ~ $390
    Available Tickets: 291
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  • Matt Rife
    Jun
    01
    2024
    10:00 PM
    Sat
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $109
    Avg. price ~ $300
    Available Tickets: 271
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  • Matt Rife
    Jun
    02
    2024
    5:00 PM
    Sun
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $75
    Avg. price ~ $192
    Available Tickets: 861
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  • Matt Rife
    Jun
    02
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Sun
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $62
    Avg. price ~ $185
    Available Tickets: 990
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  • R&B Money Tour: Tank & Keri Hilson
    Jun
    07
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Fri
    R&B Money Tour: Tank & Keri Hilson
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $51
    Avg. price ~ $187
    Available Tickets: 1160
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All Shows in Chicago

Eric Eaton
Eric Eaton
Upcoming Shows: 4
Zanies Comedy Club - Chicago
Apr 16, 2024 7:00 PM
The Choir of Man
The Choir of Man
Upcoming Shows: 48
Apollo Theater Main Stage - Chicago
Apr 16, 2024 7:30 PM
Brooklyn Laundry
Brooklyn Laundry
Upcoming Shows: 28
North Theatre At North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
Apr 16, 2024 7:30 PM
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
Upcoming Shows: 58
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
Apr 17, 2024 7:00 PM
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Upcoming Shows: 6
Auditorium Theatre - IL
Apr 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Upcoming Shows: 93
Mercury Theater - IL
Apr 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Upcoming Shows: 26
Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre
Apr 17, 2024 7:30 PM
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare
Upcoming Shows: 343
The Ruby Theatre - NY
Apr 18, 2024 7:00 PM
The Music Man
The Music Man
Upcoming Shows: 53
Marriott Theatre
Apr 18, 2024 7:30 PM
Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace
Upcoming Shows: 3
McAninch Arts Center - Playhouse Theatre
Apr 18, 2024 8:00 PM
The Princess Bride - An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
The Princess Bride - An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Upcoming Shows: 1
Rialto Square Theatre
Apr 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Cary Elwes
Cary Elwes
Upcoming Shows: 1
Rialto Square Theatre
Apr 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Purpose - Play
Purpose - Play
Upcoming Shows: 1
Steppenwolf Theatre
Apr 19, 2024 7:30 PM
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Upcoming Shows: 4
Chicago Symphony Center
Apr 20, 2024 10:00 AM
Baby Wants Candy
Baby Wants Candy
Upcoming Shows: 24
Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City - Chicago
Apr 20, 2024 7:00 PM
Ballet 5:8
Ballet 5:8
Upcoming Shows: 1
Harris Theater
Apr 20, 2024 7:30 PM
How I Learned What I Learned
How I Learned What I Learned
Upcoming Shows: 18
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
Apr 20, 2024 7:30 PM
Evil Woman - America's Premier Tribute To The Electric Light Orchestra
Evil Woman - America's Premier Tribute To The Electric Light Orchestra
Upcoming Shows: 1
Genesee Theatre
Apr 21, 2024 7:30 PM
Ante Up
Ante Up
Upcoming Shows: 5
The Blackout Cabaret at Second City - Chicago
Apr 23, 2024 6:00 PM
HeartByrne - Talking Heads Tribute
HeartByrne - Talking Heads Tribute
Upcoming Shows: 1
Fitzgeralds Nightclub
Apr 23, 2024 7:00 PM
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About The Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre
The Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre, initially called the Balaban and Katz Chicago Theatre, stands as a historic landmark on North State Street in Chicago’s Loop area. Since its opening in 1921, this theater has been a pioneer among the nation’s movie palaces, known for its extravagant and opulent design. Its rich history and architectural importance have cemented its status as one of the most iconic and beloved venues in the United States.

History and Architecture:

Opening: The Chicago Theatre was designed by architects Cornelius W. Rapp and George L. Rapp and was the flagship for the Balaban and Katz (B&K) group of theaters. It opened on October 26, 1921, with the silent film “The Sign on the Door” starring Norma Talmadge.

Design: The building’s exterior has a miniature replica of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, reflecting the Rapp brothers’ affinity for French Baroque architecture. The grand lobby is modeled after the Royal Chapel at Versailles, and the grand staircase might remind you of the Paris Opera House.

Auditorium: The auditorium itself was designed in a neoclassical style with a Rococo flair. It can seat over 3,500 people and originally included an orchestra pit with space for a large theater organ, essential for accompanying silent films.

Cultural Significance:

The Chicago Theatre was a star during the movie palace boom of the 1920s, serving as a primary venue for first-run films, and live shows, and offering a lavish retreat for Chicagoans. However, with the advent of television and the expansion of suburban multiplexes, the theater experienced a significant decline. By the 1970s, it faced potential demolition but was ultimately rescued and restored. It triumphantly reopened in 1986 with a performance by Frank Sinatra, marking a pivotal moment in the revival of the North Loop area.

In recognition of its historical and cultural significance, The Chicago Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and declared a Chicago Landmark in 1983. These designations have helped preserve the theater as a cherished institution for both the city and its visitors, ensuring its legacy continues for future generations.

Modern Usage:

Today, The Chicago Theatre has transcended its original role as a movie palace to become a versatile venue for a diverse array of live performances. It hosts everything from concerts and stage plays to magic shows and comedy nights. The theater’s iconic marquee, emblazoned with “The Chicago Theatre” in its distinctive script, stands as a beloved symbol of the city, celebrating Chicago’s rich history in entertainment and continuing to draw audiences from around the world.

The Chicago Theatre continues to be a vital part of Chicago’s cultural landscape, drawing both locals and tourists to its grand auditorium for a diverse array of performances. Its story is one of both grandeur and resilience, emblematic of the broader narrative of urban America’s 20th-century entertainment palaces.

Best Seats

Here are a few general tips to consider when choosing your seat:

  • Mezzanine and Balcony Seats: Some patrons prefer the front rows of the mezzanine or balcony sections because they offer a clear, unobstructed view of the stage. However, these seats may feel distant for some.
  • Orchestra Level: If you prefer to be closer to the performers, the orchestra level seats, particularly the center sections, are typically considered prime locations.
  • Box Seats: If you’re looking for a more private experience, you might consider box seats. However, the angle might be a bit off depending on which box you choose, so it’s worth checking a seating chart.
  • Aisle Seats: Some people prefer aisle seats for the extra legroom and the ease of getting in and out.
  • Middle of a Row: For the best unobstructed central view, a seat in the middle of a row is often preferred. However, getting in and out can be more cumbersome.
  • Acoustics: Acoustics can vary in a theater. Generally, seats that are centrally located in the orchestra or front mezzanine sections provide a good balance of visuals and acoustics.
  • Accessibility: If you have any accessibility requirements, make sure to choose seats that can accommodate those needs. Most venues have designated accessible seating.

It’s important to keep in mind that seating preferences can differ significantly; some individuals enjoy being close to the action, even if this results in a restricted view of the stage, while others might opt for a complete view of the performance, despite being further from the stage. When buying tickets for The Chicago Theatre, reviewing the seating chart is essential since the arrangement may change based on the event. Additionally, examining reviews and photographs from previous attendees can offer valuable perspectives to help guide your choice.