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“This place is a sure bet for anyone looking for a great atmosphere and great shows with a little something extra.”
“The staff was so friendly and the lobby/bar is the nicest I have seen in Chicago.”
“There was a good thai place across the street where we ate before the show, which was great because with the drink specials you find yourself able to afford more than a usual night out.”
“The lounge is better then any in Chicago and the staff was wonderful.”
“The bartenders and waitstaff were really nice too and they had really cheap drinks (buckets of beer and cocktails).”
Great school and a great location. Its a really great building. They do a lot of very progressive work here for the Chicago area performing arts scene. I have never been disappointed with their shows or their classes. Check them out! Call the office for info on classes and shows - there's always new programs starting each week.
Great comedy with cheap drinks. I saw Mission Improvable a few weeks ago and it was really funny. Not like most improv in chicago where they seem to be starving for attention and trying way too hard, this show had a good structure to make it seem more like a professional show then some guys shooting off random lines. They kept it flowing and always side-splitting. The bartenders and waitstaff were really nice too and they had really cheap drinks (buckets of beer and cocktails). There was a good thai place across the street where we ate before the show, which was great because with the drink specials you find yourself able to afford more than a usual night out. A great time with friends!
This intimate theater provides an inviting space for entertainment and education..
In the back of a building and down a few steps, this theater is in a part of River West that's quiet save for a few pioneering condo buildings. Its brand-spanking new interior (including gleaming restrooms) makes up for a lack of surrounding atmosphere--and food options. Low ceilings, brick walls and dark, patterned carpeting create a moody, even clubby feel. A hip, art-deco-style bar serves a full variety. The 350-seat mainstage is a comfortable space, with see-from-anywhere seating. The stage is only about 6 inches off the floor, bringing the actors even closer to the audience.
Performances are a mix of original productions, classic plays and musicals. Meeting and banquet space is available, so you can end your business lunch, organizational seminar or bachelorette luncheon with a main stage production. The center also serves as an educational institution for children and adults. Future expansion plans include a 200-seat playhouse, two cabarets, a restaurant, an outdoor plaza and additional banquet space.
The new kings of Chicago. There is a new tradition in Chicago theatre and that's the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts. With shows ranging from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, to My Fair Lady, Scapin and Miracle on 34th Street, this theater never fails to put out the best. The lobby bar is simply amazing and the uniformed ushers even take drink orders! With 2 more theaters, a restaurant and a cabaret in construction, this theater stands to be the new king in Chicago.
10 + and then some!. This place is a sure bet for anyone looking for a great atmosphere and great shows with a little something extra. The lounge is better then any in Chicago and the staff was wonderful. The ushers even got our drinks for us!!! Nowhere else in Chicago will you get service like that, at least not in any theater I have been to. The show was one of the best I've seen and I guarantee anyone who goes to the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts will give them a 10+ rating!
The best theater in Chicago. I had a great time when I went to see Scapin at the Chicago Center for the Performing arts. The staff was so friendly and the lobby/bar is the nicest I have seen in Chicago. The show was hilarious and I'll definately be back.
The place to be. I saw Orson's Shadow at The Chicago Center for the Performing Arts and was blown away by the fact that I had not heard of this place before. The georgeous bar alone will make you come back.
Chicago's Best Kept Secret.
An amazing atmposphere, friendly service, a great bar and a wonderful show all wrapped up in one package. I was extremely impressed and will be sure to visit again. Offers all those little things that other Chicago theaters seem to overlook.
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