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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
  • 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 $64
    Avg. price ~ $128
    Available Tickets: 140
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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 $22
    Avg. price ~ $90
    Available Tickets: 265
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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 $5
    Avg. price ~ $69
    Available Tickets: 633
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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 $38
    Avg. price ~ $118
    Available Tickets: 611
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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 $218
    Avg. price ~ $509
    Available Tickets: 226
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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 $34
    Avg. price ~ $91
    Available Tickets: 551
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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 $49
    Avg. price ~ $173
    Available Tickets: 474
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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 $41
    Avg. price ~ $112
    Available Tickets: 688
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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 ~ $400
    38 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 $38
    Avg. price ~ $114
    Available Tickets: 108
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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 $110
    Avg. price ~ $300
    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 $71
    Avg. price ~ $194
    Available Tickets: 761
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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 $127
    Avg. price ~ $312
    Available Tickets: 263
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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 $101
    Avg. price ~ $262
    Available Tickets: 354
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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 $166
    Avg. price ~ $386
    Available Tickets: 279
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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 ~ $297
    Available Tickets: 280
    Tickets
  • Matt Rife
    Jun
    02
    2024
    5:00 PM
    Sun
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $77
    Avg. price ~ $201
    Available Tickets: 801
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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 $59
    Avg. price ~ $193
    Available Tickets: 917
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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 $46
    Avg. price ~ $179
    Available Tickets: 1298
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  • Donny Osmond
    Jun
    14
    2024
    8:00 PM
    Fri
    The Chicago Theatre | Capacity: 3600
    60601, 175 North State Street, Chicago, IL, US
    Prices from $57
    Avg. price ~ $168
    Available Tickets: 702
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All Shows in Chicago

How I Learned What I Learned
How I Learned What I Learned
Upcoming Shows: 17
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
Apr 21, 2024 1:00 PM
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The Choir of Man
Upcoming Shows: 41
Apollo Theater Main Stage - Chicago
Apr 21, 2024 2:00 PM
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Upcoming Shows: 22
North Theatre At North Shore Center For The Performing Arts
Apr 21, 2024 2:30 PM
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Upcoming Shows: 1
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Apr 21, 2024 3:00 PM
The Music Man
The Music Man
Upcoming Shows: 48
Marriott Theatre
Apr 21, 2024 5:00 PM
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
Upcoming Shows: 54
Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace
Apr 21, 2024 6:00 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
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Upcoming Shows: 32
Fisher Theatre - MI
Apr 23, 2024 7:30 PM
Judgment Day - Play
Judgment Day - Play
Upcoming Shows: 34
The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
Apr 23, 2024 7:30 PM
Drunk Shakespeare
Drunk Shakespeare
Upcoming Shows: 336
The Rose Theatre - Phoenix
Apr 24, 2024 7:00 PM
My Brother, My Brother & Me
My Brother, My Brother & Me
Upcoming Shows: 1
Riviera Theatre - IL
Apr 24, 2024 7:00 PM
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Upcoming Shows: 87
Mercury Theater - IL
Apr 24, 2024 7:30 PM
Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Joe Turner's Come And Gone
Upcoming Shows: 21
Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre
Apr 25, 2024 2:00 PM
Chicago Bears Draft Party
Chicago Bears Draft Party
Upcoming Shows: 1
Soldier Field
Apr 25, 2024 6:00 PM
The Adventure Zone
The Adventure Zone
Upcoming Shows: 1
Riviera Theatre - IL
Apr 25, 2024 7:00 PM
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Upcoming Shows: 10
Lyric Opera House - IL
Apr 25, 2024 7:30 PM
Joffrey Ballet
Joffrey Ballet
Upcoming Shows: 12
Lyric Opera House - IL
Apr 25, 2024 7:30 PM
Cirque Italia: Water Circus
Cirque Italia: Water Circus
Upcoming Shows: 9
Orland Square
Apr 25, 2024 7:30 PM
Every Outfit Podcast Live
Every Outfit Podcast Live
Upcoming Shows: 1
City Winery - Chicago
Apr 25, 2024 7:30 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.