Arie Crown Theater History
Arie Crown Theater has been a Chicago landmark since opening in 1960. At the time of
its opening, Arie Crown Theater was able to seat 5,000 people which made it the among largest theaters with regards to seating
capacity in the city. It sits as part of the McCormick Place and is owned by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.
In 1967 the theater was severely damaged by a fire and was closed for four years due to repairs before finally reopening in
1971. The first official event held at Arie Crown Theater after its reopening was the funeral of Mahalia Jackson, the renowned
gospel singer and civil, rights activist. For years Arie Crown Theater has been bringing top notch entertainment to the Chicago
area so get your tickets for this historic venue from StubHub today.
Arie Crown Theater Events
years Arie Crown Theater has presented numerous events, from classic rock to gospel music to classical music, musicals and
comedy. In the coming months the Arie Crown Theater is really focused on comedy, featuring back to back nights with Katt Williams,
a two night performance of Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned, and a show by Mike Epps. Whatever form of
entertainment you are looking for it is sure to be offered at the historic Arie Crown Theater so take a look at the schedule
and get tickets to the show that best suits your taste right here on StubHub.
in the Windy City never face a shortage of things to do. Sports fans can watch the Chicago Bulls of the NBA, the Chicago Blackhawks
of the NHL, the Chicago Bears of the NFL, or MLB's White Sox or Cubs. Additionally there are several local colleges who have
top tier NCAA match ups throughout the year. Of course, Chicago is also known for its vibrant art scene whether it is plays
and musicals at theaters like the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre or the burgeoning music scene that
produces world class jazz, hip hop, and alternative rock. Each summer major rock festivals Lollapalooza and Pitchfork Music
Festival are held in the Windy City, and there are plenty of museums and public works of art to enjoy including the Chicago
Picasso. Shopping on State Street and the Magnificent Mile offers visitors the chance to buy upscale clothes and other items
before heading home.
Arie Crown Theater Seating Layout
Arie Crown Theater is able to seat 4,250 patrons
and offers outstanding sight lines and acoustics for whatever type of event you are attending. The Arie Crown Theater originally
had a seating capacity of 5,000 but this was lowered by 750 when renovations were done to the theater to improve its acoustics,
making it even better to see a performance at the Arie Crown Theater than ever before.
Theater is named after Arie Crown, the father of Henry Crown, a philanthropist and industrialist who founded the Material
Service Corporation which eventually merged with General Dynamics and also founded Henry Crown and Company, an investment
firm that bears his name to this day.