• Beautiful old theatre.
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  • Beautiful old theatre.
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Atheneum Theater Chicago

4 reviews on TripAdvisor
Theater
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Closed. Will open today at 12:00 PM·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 - 8:30 PM
  • Fri:12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Sat:12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Sun:12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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

  • 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.
  • SMLeek69
    7/18/2016
    While visiting Chicago for the month of July my friend, Amber who lives here & works for the theatre, brought me along to see a New Dance production. This 1911 built theatre is awesome. Located in the... moreWhile visiting Chicago for the month of July my friend, Amber who lives here & works for the theatre, brought me along to see a New Dance production. This 1911 built theatre is awesome. Located in the Lake View neighborhood in north Chicago adjacent to the beautiful St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with which there is a shared history and surrounded by single family homes in all directions. Parking is sometimes difficult on the residential streets but the walk is a pleasant one. The large theatre lobby has a photo & story display of the theatre. A small lounge is nice for pre show drinks & snacks. The theatre has been well preserved & maintained. The interior is beautiful and provides good sight lines to the stage. I watched one dance from the balcony and was treated to the visual lights displayed on the stage floor which could not be seen from the lower main seating area. I enjoyed my 1st experience here and will be willing to attend another performance. The theatre provided a diverse production list with many dance companies using the space.The Athemeum also offers smaller spaces for rehersals, meetings & small group functions.... less
  • Edgar B
    6/29/2015
    Atheneum offers a wide variety of concerts and performing groups in the Lakeview neighborhood. Venue shows its age, but still, a great place offering an intimate setting.