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Atheneum Theater Chicago

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Opened in 1911, the Athenaeum Theatre consists of five performance areas which includes the Main Hall, Curtain Call Club and three intimate black theaters. It b... more
Opened in 1911, the Athenaeum Theatre consists of five performance areas which includes the Main Hall, Curtain Call Club and three intimate black theaters. It belonged to the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and is considered to the longest functional theater outside The Loop in the city. It hosts a variety of shows like drama, comedy, dance and musicals that are enthralling.... less
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Reviews

  • RJK_Chicago
    10/25/2019
    We came here to the ‘Paris, The Show,’ a group of French performers who sang and entertained via the vehicle of WWII and post WWII music: Yves Montand, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, etc.... moreWe came here to the ‘Paris, The Show,’ a group of French performers who sang and entertained via the vehicle of WWII and post WWII music: Yves Montand, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, etc. It was amazing and the venue was just small and intimate enough to be perfect acoustically. It is not a small place, but it is also not huge. It is a great location: a beautiful Lakeview neighborhood and has street parking. Don’t miss it.As an aside, the actual spelling of the name is ‘Athenaeum.’... less
  • Sue L
    4/28/2019
    We were here for a rock band. The theatre itself is so interesting! We loved the history of the place and the memorabilia. All of the seats are great, we loved sitting in the balcony and being able to... moreWe were here for a rock band. The theatre itself is so interesting! We loved the history of the place and the memorabilia. All of the seats are great, we loved sitting in the balcony and being able to see over the people in front of us. It was a great view. The sound was good, hard to hear the lead singer at first but adjustments were made and it got a lot better. The only drawbacks to our evening were the ladies' bathroom in the upper level, with only TWO stalls. That just creates long lines there. Also we were hoping for some adult beverages, but found the bar was only serving beer and wine. However the water and soft drinks were very reasonably priced!... less
  • Meceebee
    6/30/2018
    Great venue for a small event. Pleanty of off and on street parking for free! Accessible area with elevator and accessible restrooms. Snack bar with adult beverages. It would be fantastic to see a sho... moreGreat venue for a small event. Pleanty of off and on street parking for free! Accessible area with elevator and accessible restrooms. Snack bar with adult beverages. It would be fantastic to see a show here. Wheel hair seats are front row!!... less
  • Gwen W
    12/17/2016
    What a beautiful old theatre with such character. Enjoyed the Chicago ballet's performance with their talented students.
  • Jeri D
    9/14/2016
    Amazing and Fun Filled. All the seats are pretty good. It's at a location which is easy parking plus a kid friendly environment yet still good for adults.