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Theatre District

Chicago Theatre District

Chicago is renowned for its theatre district. Most Broadway shows make their second debut in Chicago, and it is here where you can catch all the popular Chicago shows. Seeing a show is one of the most popular things to do in Chicago, so be sure to check out what's palying while you're here!

Famous theatres like the Cadillac Palace Theatre and the Chicago Auditorium Theatre host the best Chicago shows, and are a great choice for a romantic date night. Their beautiful architecture and history complement each popular Chicago show.

The theatre district in the Chicago Loop is worth just walking around. It is one of the most famous areas of downtown Chicago full of history and Chicago tradition. If you have the opportunity you should definitely see a popular Chicago show at one of these fantastic theatres.

Check out this informational guide to the theatre district in downtown Chicago, and be sure you check out the best Chicago shows.

Music Venues

Music Venues in Chicago

Chicago has tons of great music venues throughout the downtown area. Some of the most popular Chicago shows can be found at the famous House of Blues and Orchestra Hall featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and more.

Check out the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park for FREE concerts and other great musical performances. The annual Blues Festival is a popular Chicago show held here every year as well as other great music festivals, so be sure to check out what's going on before you visit to Chicago.

Dive Bars are another great place to find live music and popular Chicago shows. From blues to jazz to rock and indie, you will find that live music is not hard to find in Chicago.

Check out our Chicago concert schedule, and purchase tickets for the best Chicago shows.

Comedy Clubs

Chicago Comedy Clubs

Chicago has a deep history in the art of comedy. Many world famous comedians like Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Mike Myres and Tina Fey got their start in Chicago. There are tons of popular Chicago shows for comedy in Chicago.

One great venue, where the previously listed comedians began their careers, is The Second City. This world renowned comedy club is located in Lincoln Park, and is responsible for the beginnings of the ever popular television show, Saturday Night Live. You will find some of the best Chicago shows at The Second City.

Another popular comedy club is Zanies Comedy Club located in Old Town near Lincoln Park. Every night is the best Chicago show, and Zanies hosts some of the most popular Chicago shows. Their lineup of stand-up comedians is unrivaled anywhere else in Chicago.

If you're looking to see the most popular Chicago show, check out these two great comedy clubs.

Chicago Travel Info
  Show Info Price
Blue Man Group
Located in Lakeview Rating: PG


Cheap $50 Best $90
Million Dollar Quartet
Located in Lincoln Park Rating: G


Cheap $69 Best $175
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Located in The Loop Rating: G


Cheap $0 Best $100
Civic Opera House
Located in The Loop Rating:


Cheap $34 Best $224
Chicago Theatre Schedule
Located in The Loop Rating:


Cheap $20 Best $150

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