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Vic Theatre

Theater Lake View
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Max Herman The Vic Theatre

Known to Chicagoans as the Vic, this large club is easy to get to via train and hosts a variety of rock acts (we’ve seen everything from the Breeders to Jeff Tweedy here). Show up early to stake out a spot on the tiered floor, or head up to the balcony where you can watch the show from a seat. When there's not a show, the Brew and View movie series takes over the venue, screening a string of recent releases for just $5 a ticket.


Venue name: Vic Theatre
Address: 3145 N Sheffield Ave

Cross street: at Belmont Ave
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 22, 77.
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Pick a date

  • Rock and indie Friday March 22 2019 - Saturday March 23 2019
  • Rock and indie Tuesday April 9 2019
  • Folk, country and blues Friday April 26 2019 - Saturday April 27 2019
  • Punk and metal Monday May 20 2019

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
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Can't beat the price to get in! Of course the seats aren't state of the art and hey, neither is the venue, but who needs all the bells and whistles when you just want to veg out and watch a movie marathon. I ordered a diet coke and that was $5 so that's where they lost a star. I mean, I have no issue paying $5 for a beer, but a soda, that's a bit extreme.

I also love the fact that they occasionally do kids' sing a long movies. We recently took our two kids for Moana and it was an affordable outing for a family of four; which isn't always easy to find. Plus, my little one could run up and down the stairs and I didn't feel as though she was bothering anyone because seats are so spread out. It was perfect.

Saw phish first time they played here. Remember living across the street as a teen pulling in the eRly 90s talking to both protest sides of cop killer ice t. Movies beer ahhhh

I spent many nights in college waiting in the cold, wet alleyway next door just to snag a spot near the front. Now, of course, I realize that one of the best assets of the Vic is its terraced floor; you can squeeze in wherever and still have a great spot—assuming you're OK with the noisy bar and its oddly bright neon signage. The quality of the booking at the Vic is just insane considering how intimate the venue still feels. Close proximity to public transit is always a plus.