Chicago TheaterChicagoland is a major theater city that has dozens of theaters that rival those found in New York. If you are ready for a show-stopping vacation then you’ll certainly want to visit Chicago. Here you will find theaters that range from small, intimate community theaters to large Broadway-style theaters that seat thousands of people. Whether you are interested in seeing the latest off-Broadway musical or a local production written by a Chicago playwright, you will find a Chicago theater that will meet your tastes.
The Legendary Chicago Theater
First, figure out where to stay in Chicago -- then figure out where to get your entertainment. The Legendary Chicago Theater is located at 175 N. State Street in Chicago, Illinois. Its box office hours are Monday through Friday from noon until 6 p.m. You can call ahead for tickets or purchase them online if you are out of town. Parking at this theater can be tricky at times, but there are several local parking garages that you can use. The closest parking garage to this theater is the Randolph Wabash Self-Park and it is conveniently located just around the corner from the main entrance. This theater hosts a variety of venues from live music to plays. Some of the shows that have been featured include performances by Ben Harper and Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, as well as the play Shear Madness: all part of the fantastic Chicago nightlife.
The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance
If you are looking for a venue that will provide you with a variety of performance types this is a good theater to consider. It is located at 205 East Randalph Drive, inside the Millennium Park. You can experience opera, folk music, ballet, classical music and ethnic dance.
Looking Glass Theater
Located at 821 N. Michigan Avenue, the Looking Glass Theater is a great place to find live improv entertainment. See the development of original pieces right before your eyes. Watch ensemble performances that include stage plays, music, circus arts and dance.
The Chicago theater scene rivals the shows you’ll see in other major theater cities like London and New York. If you plan to visit the Windy City, plan to catch at least one show performed in a Chicago theater and check out Chicago theater reviews before you do so. However, if you are a theater lover, then you will want to spend each night of your vacation experiencing a new Chicago theater presentation. If you love theater, then you will love Chicago.