Part of the Loop’s landmark Auditorium Building and owned by Roosevelt University, this theater is a stunning piece of architecture (it was designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler) with great acoustics, and puts on shows of all genres, from cabaret and Broadway to jazz to the occasional major act such as R. Kelly or My Morning Jacket.
|Venue name:||Auditorium Theatre||Contact:|
50 E Congress Pkwy
|Cross street:||between Michigan and Wabash Aves|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue, Red to Jackson; Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Library. Bus: 7, 10, 146.|
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The Auditorium Theatre is Chicago’s Landmark Stage, bringing you the best in dance, music, international, cultural, community and educational programming. What isn't there to love about this venue. They have something for everyone!!
It's gorgeous, intimate and has a beautifully storied history. Those lines, those lights, those curves--it's a pinup of a theatre. When you're there, you're not only transported by the excitement of the moment but also in imagining all who have passed thru before and those who are on the way. I bet any artist who really wants to be seen felt and heard when asked what venue in Chicago they'd prefer to play would say "The Auditorium, of course!" And if it's their manager asking and the person being asked is feeling particularly artistic he or she might add, "What am I paying you for? Not to ask me stupid questions like that!"
Well, that's what I'd say anyway. Then we could have a good laugh. Then, I'd pull myself up short and say, "You think I'm kidding? Wrong--again. You'd better get it together. Or else."