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The Vic Theater

246 reviews on Yelp
Theater
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Open Now·12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon:12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue:12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed:12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu:12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri:12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The people who patronize The Vic theater do not seem to mind that it is somewhat rundown, dreary, dilapidated, dank and falling apart. It is all part of the cha... more
The people who patronize The Vic theater do not seem to mind that it is somewhat rundown, dreary, dilapidated, dank and falling apart. It is all part of the charm of a crumbling once-luxurious five-story vaudeville house with floors and stairways of Italian marble. Customers pack in to hear various rock acts like Skinny Puppy, the Black Keys and Jackson Browne. On non-concert nights (which means three to four nights a week), the Vic is home to "Brew & View," an ongoing series of second-run and cult films (during screenings of which, moviegoers can drink cheap booze and smoke pack after pack of Marlboros. It is just like your living room back home, with a bigger screen, better acoustics, a balcony (with wonderful sight lines).  ... less
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Reviews

  • Josh B.
    Josh B.
    1/3/2018
    The Vic is legit! I always enjoy going to shows here and have even attended a few of their movie nights. Most recently, I helped volunteer at a show their that raised thousands of dollars for...more
  • Kelly N.
    Kelly N.
    1/9/2018
    I am never super thrilled about having to attend a concert at The Vic since it is one of my least favorite venues. Security is honestly some of the worst here and most of the time are concerned...more
  • Keelin B.
    Keelin B.
    11/17/2017
    The Vic is a great mid-sized theater in Chicago. I have been here three times (Trombone Shorty in 2014, The Mountain Goats in 2105, and Tim & Eric's 10 Year show in 2017). They typically have a...more
  • Allie B.
    Allie B.
    10/27/2017
    Cool venue with no frills and all fun. I was at a concert there on a Sunday night and there was a huge turnout. The line went all the way down Sheffield and wrapped onto Fletcher. Security had the...more
  • Amy R.
    Amy R.
    7/29/2017
    The Vic is the quintessential Chicago venue - it's old, it's got charm, it's pretty dilapidated, they can still cram a zillion people in it, and parking is an atrocity. It's fun to go on...more