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Auditorium stage

The Auditorium Theatre

50 E Congress Way
Chicago, IL 60605 · (312)922-2110

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural and community programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

Bank of America stage and box seats

The Bank of America Theater

(formerly LaSalle Bank Theater)

18 West Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603 · (877)686-5366

The Bank of America Theater opened in 1906 originally as the Majestic Theater in downtown Chicago. The theater has gone through a couple of different name changes including recently the LaSalle Bank Theater, and the Sam Shubert Theater before that. The Bank of America Theater has gone through a couple different restorations. The most recent took place in May 2006. The Bank of America Theater box office has been host to many traveling Broadway shows and events since.

photo of front of Vic Theatre

The Vic Theatre

3145 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL 60657-4416 · (773)472-0449

Vic Theatre, designed by architect John E.O. Pridmore, opened in 1912 as the Victoria Theatre. It took three years to build the luxurious five-story vaudeville house. The lobby floor and staircases are still Italian marble, and the interior still has most of the original ornate wall sculptures. The acoustics are near perfect, and the balcony has wonderful sight-lines.

Today the Vic Theatre is located mid-Chicago in the Central Lake View area, an eclectic neighborhood which is home to great restaurants, theater, and shopping. The theatre is easily accessible by public transportation.

When there’s no live music, hit the Brew & View. Singular to all of northern Illinois, the Brew & View is the Vic’s alter ego, transforming the theater from music to movies. Three bars are open throughout the films, creating a cinematic experience miles away from the strip-mall multiplex. Movies at Brew & View tend to be second- and third-run, as well as cult and underground favorites.

View of architectural work

The Goodman Theatre

170 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601 · (312)443-3811

Established in 1925, Goodman Theatre has been a part of life in Chicago for over 80 years. Every season, the Goodman presents the work of an extraordinary group of local, national and international artists.

Marquee of The Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre

175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601 · (312)462-6300

The grandeur of The Chicago Theatre often leaves its visitors breathless. The elegant lobby, majestic staircase and beautiful auditorium complete with murals above the stage and on the ceiling, are components of an amazing building called “the Wonder Theatre of the World” when it opened in October 1921.

The Chicago Theatre was the first large, lavish movie palace in America and was the prototype for all others. Built in French Baroque style, The Chicago Theatre’s features designs taken from many of Paris’ most famous landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe, the Royal Chapel at Versailles and the Paris Opera House.

The 3,600-seat auditorium is seven stories high, more than one-half of a city block wide, and nearly as long. The vertical sign “C-H-I-C-A-G-O,” at nearly six stories high, is one of the few such signs in existence today. A symbol of State Street and Chicago, the sign and marquee are landmarks in themselves, as is the 29-rank Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ.

The Chicago Theatre first opened its doors on October 26, 1921. A 50-piece orchestra performed in the pit while the mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ was played. Since that time, an array of the entertainment world’s brightest stars and greatest productions have graced the stage.

View of the Music Box theatre box office

The Music Box Theatre

3733 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613 · (773)871-6604

For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films. It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city. The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States.