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Address: 175 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2202
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 19:30
Fri 12:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 15 years has...

Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 15 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country. A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining up to 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago's Loop including The PrivateBank Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

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Fun theater!

This theater only has about 500 seats, so ever seat is great! The lobby was small-ish, but once they let everyone in, we were very comfortable. Roomy and soft seats. Light... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
supapfunk
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This theater only has about 500 seats, so ever seat is great! The lobby was small-ish, but once they let everyone in, we were very comfortable. Roomy and soft seats. Light refreshments available for purchase. Easy to get a cab from this location as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous night! The theater is smaller and more intimate. My theater buddy and I have been here before and enjoyed ourselves each time. Eat at Francesca's across the street.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great comedic show! Went with friends and had a great time. Wandered around Water Tower place prior to the show & stopped by Harry Caray's fro a drink.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time watching "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" here. Not a bad seat in the house, and you feel like you're part of the act. Great location right next to the John Hancock building and a half block off Michigan Ave. Didn't need to walk far after a day shopping. Only thing I would change... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" here. Very small theater, like 550 seats so every seat is good. More leg room than most theaters that I've been in lately, which was very appreciated. Now that I've been here once, I'll look for more shows here. Just a great venue.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw "Men are from Mars...." this past weekend. You really can't go wrong on seating or sound. Very good sight lines.The concession line is way too long, so that might have been my only complaint. They even validated our Water Tower parking. FYI...If you open your smart phone during the show, you might get a tap from the ushers....loved that!

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Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the girlfriend and saw "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus." The theater was nice and quaint. Not really a bad seat in the place. We sat on the right side and had a full view of the stage. Only downfall is they had 2 bartenders working during intermission and the lines were very long... to the... More 

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Thank Brad S
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our family of 6 went to this theater to see Stomp over the holidays and it was a great experience. Small sized, intimate theater - I don't think there was one bad seat in the house. They did have a bar for refreshments but I saw many people brought in water bottles or Starbucks.

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Chicago, Illinois
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155 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Took my two teenagers to see Stomp on a Saturday. This is a great theatre. Very small so every seat is a great seat. The show kept the interest of my kids for the full hour and 45 min which is amazing. I highly recommend.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

went to see STOMP nov 16 Nice theatre, easy access, comfortable seating, we got the cheaper tickets at the back and still had a great view STOMP was a good show but was a bit too long for what it was either needs to be shorted or some sort of theme/plot to the show

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Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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