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The Chicago Theater at Night

The Chicago Theater at Night

Chicago Theaters Downtown

Theatre in Chicago has a long and storied tradition Downtown. Behind Broadway in New York City, Downtown Chicago has perhaps the most eclectic mix of theaters and performances on a nightly basis. In fact, many Chicago shows on the Chicago Downtown theaters map are pulled directly from the Broadway stages, and several future Broadway hits begin their previews in Chicago theaters Downtown. Also, Chicago's reputation as a the breeding ground for the best Improv comedians in the country attracts some of the funniest young talent in America, and Chicago Improv theaters Downtown offer affordable and hilarious fun for Chicago tourists.

Chicago theaters Downtown also host popular touring musicians, performance artists and high-profile comedians on a regular basis. To get a better idea of the best Chicago shows on the Downtown Chicago theatre map, scroll through our helpful Chicago theater guide below!

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Rock of Ages Located in The Loop

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Broadway Theaters in Chicago

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Chicago Theater Auditorium

The Downtown Chicago theaters map is loaded with a number of popular Broadway-inspired theaters and shows. A favorite with tourists visiting the Downtown Chicago area - including popular neighborhoods like The Loop, Lincoln Park and the Near South Side - the Chicago Downtown theater map offers plenty of opportunities to see a top-rated Chicago show on your next vacation in Chicago.

  • The Chicago Theatre: The Chicago Theatre in The Loop is a prestigious Downtown Chicago theatre that frequently attracts popular comedians, musicians and performing artists, and their vertical neon "CHICAGO" sign is one of the most iconic symbols in the Windy City. A favorite during the holidays, the Chicago Theatre will host A Christmas Story Musical in December, which is a new take on the classic holiday movie.

Other top acts featured at this favorite Chicago theater Downtown include comedians like Chris Tucker and Sinbad, and Indie music acts such as Bon Iver and Widespread Panic. For more information on upcoming Chicago shows at this iconic performing arts theater, check out the Chicago Theatre events schedule.

The Chicago Theater

The Chicago Theater

  • The Goodman Theatre: Another Chicago theatre in The Loop, the Goodman Theatre Downtown features a beautiful interior inspired by old-time theaters in Chicago. The Goodman Theatre Chicago Downtown showcases Broadway classics and modern favorites alike, and Chicago budget travelers looking for discount fun can purchase same-day, half-price Mezzanine tickets for top Chicago shows at 10am daiy.
  • The Lookingglass Theatre: The popular Lookingglass Theatre in the Near North Side is an inventive Chicago performing arts theater that is famous for putting its own spin on classic Broadway plays. Located on the Magnificent Mile, this top-rated Chicago theater is accessible via the Chicago-Red Line on the L, and was the 2011 Tony Award-winner for the Best Regional Theatre in America.
  • Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre: The iconic Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre features one of the most impressive ensembles of any theater in the country. Award-wining actors like John Malkovich, Joan Allen and Gary Sinise have graced the Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre stage, and this favorite Chicago theater Downtown produces original plays and creative spins on modern American classics.

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Chicago Goodman Theater

Chicago Goodman Theater

Chicago Improv Theaters Downtown

The Chicago Downtown theater map is home to some of the best Improv comedy theatres in the country. Up-and-coming comedians and performers travel far and wide to Chicago to train with the best fellow comedians in America, and their performances offer cheap fun for Chicago tourists hoping for a few laughs on their next vacation in Chicago.

  • Chicago Second City: The Second City is a legendary theatre on the Chicago Downtown theatres map in Lincoln Park. A staple of the Chicago theatre scene since 1959, the Second City Chicago Theatre has helped to produce some of the best American comedians of all time. Their alumni includes legendary Chicago comedians like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler - just to name a few.

Second City Theatre tickets Chicago are often sold out weeks in advance. This favorite theater Chicago Downtown is small and intimate, and Second City Improv shows Chicago regularly bring the house down with their original, improvisational content.

For information on how to get Chicago Second City tickets, check out our comprehensive Chicago tickets page.