Built in 1921 by Balaban and Katz Theatres, the Chicago Theatre rises seven stories and encompasses one half of a city block. It is located at 175 N. State St. in the Chicago Loop. The theatre is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and it is an official Chicago Landmark. It is home to the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ which that can imitate the music of an orchestra. The organ is the oldest of its kind in existence. The Marquee of the Chicago Theatre is highly recognizable as the "unofficial emblem of the city" and has been showcased frequently in photography, artwork and television. The Chicago Theatre has hosted concerts by musicians like Van Morrison, performances by Eddie Izzard and shows like Les MisŽrables. Find the best tickets for Chicago Theatre events at StubHub.
What is the Chicago Theatre seating capacity?
There are 3,880 seats on over six levels of seating, including the main floor, mezzanine boxes, booths, loge, balcony and balcony boxes.
Where is the best Chicago Theatre seating?
Seats directly behind the orchestra on the main floor will give you the best views of the stage. However, the privacy of box or booth seating may also appeal to you. The best seating is often a matter of personal preference.
What are the food and beverage options at the Chicago Theatre?
For most Chicago Theatre events, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Outside food and beverages may not be taken into the theatre, but there are many dining options nearby for before or after the performance. A few restaurants nearby include Ronny's Original Chicago Steak House, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood and Steaks and Petterino's Italian cuisine.
Is the Chicago Theatre accessible by public transportation?
Yes, Chicago's "L" has a Red Line Lake Station outside of the theatre. Just a block away you can use the State/Lake Station to access the Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple Lines. Many city buses and the Metra have stations within a short walk to the Chicago Theatre as well.
Is on-site parking available?
There is no on-site parking; however, you can find parking passes to many downtown Chicago parking lots at the best prices at StubHub.
What other entertainment options are close to the Chicago Theatre?
There are many entertainment options within the Chicago Loop and all over the downtown area. Most locations are easily accessible using the L. There is upscale shopping just a block away at Block 37. Run across the street to Garrett's Popcorn for a special Chicago treat. A few blocks to the east, you'll find the newer Millennium Park where you can check out The Bean. Just south of Millennium Park, you will come across the Art Institute of Chicago. If you continue heading south along the shore of Lake Michigan, you can get to Shedd Aquarium or Adler Planetarium.Back to Top