Chicago Theatre
Chicago Theatre
Chicago Theatre

Chicago Theatre

Located at
175 N. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Chicago Theatre Shows & Concerts

Tap your toes to the hottest concerts, musicals, and plays at Chicago's historic and world-famous French Baroque theater. On North State Street, you'll discover an architectural marvel that once showcased jazz's greatest acts. The awe-inspiring marquee lights up The Loop, while exhilarating concerts, magic shows, comedy sketches, plays and performing arts provide hours of entertainment for any occasion. Join the Marquee Tour and be astounded by the history and architecture of this stunning building.


Theater Tour Prices: Adults $12, Children 12 & under $10
Tour Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, noon; Saturday, 11 a..m. & 12:30 p.m.
Box Office Hours: Monday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m.


  • Catch blockbuster musicals, plays & concerts
  • Marvel at the 1920s State Street marquee
  • Grab a pre-show cocktail at the bar
  • Join the Marquee Tour
  • View the mini replica of the Arc de Triomphe

History of the Chicago Theatre

The entertainment and film house was built in 1921 in the French Baroque style by Balaban and Katz. In its early days, the venue showcased premier jazz talents like Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. Today, the 3,600 seat auditorium retains its historic charm in the grand staircase, lobby and shimmering C-H-I-C-A-G-O marquee.

Marquee Tours

Want to get up close to the history and architecture of this stunning 1920's theater? On the Marquee Tour, design buffs will visit highlights like the opulent grand lobby and staircase modeled after Paris' Opera House, or learn more about the tremendous '80s restoration efforts. You'll even stand on the spot-lit stage, and tour the dressing rooms of the stars.


Q1: How do I get to the theater?

A1: The theater is conveniently located near major transportation hubs in The Loop district on North State Street. Nearby CTA Rapid Transit stations is the Lake Station on the Red Line, and State & Lake stop on the Brown, Green and Orange lines. Parking is available at the InterPark indoor garage at Wabash Avenue and Randolph Street

Q2: What are the more popular shows?

A2: In the past, entertainment's best comedians, actors and musicians like the Allman Brothers Band, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Prince and Dolly Parton have graced the stages. Other noted acts include jazz singer Diana Krall, Leonard Cohen, and comedian Chris Tucker.

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