The Chicago Theatre


175 N. State St., Chicago IL 60601

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The landmark Chicago Theatre is likely the city’s most iconic venue, and its famous C-H-I-C-A-G-O marquee lights up State Street every evening. Located in Chicago’s Loop, The Chicago Theatre hosts everything from concerts and comedians to film premiers and special events. Its convenient downtown location is close to hotels, restaurants and parking. Auditorium and lobbies are available to rent for special events, and the venue also has a private 250-seat downstairs theatre. The Chicago Theatre can easily accommodate, fashion and television shows, up-fronts, benefits, concerts, plays, award ceremonies, corporate meetings, dinners on stage, receptions, graduations and weddings.

Additionally, the venue offers the “Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour” weekly, which takes guests on a history-filled journey from the inception of this majestic venue in 1921 all the way to its present day incarnation as a premiere entertainment venue.

Group Amenities

Average Visit/Tour Length 1 hour

Maximum Group Number 3553

Miles from O'Hare Airport 17.0

Miles from Midway Airport 11.0

Miles from Navy Pier 1.5

Miles from McCormick Place 3.5




American Express

Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered


Live Music

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available Off-site


Preferred Catering Providers

Number of Meeting Rooms 3

Largest Room, Theater Capacity 3553

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 550

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 180

Off-Site Catering Allowed

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Exclusive Decorator(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style 3553

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 550

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 180

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Venue Capacity 3553

Private Meeting Space Available

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