Lincoln Park Theater District

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For theater-goers who want to get a feel for the real performance arts scene in the city, the key is to step out of the Downtown Theater District in the Loop and check out some of the smaller venues that offer a unique experience. Sure, you can go see the elaborate productions at the Cadillac Palace Theater — and don’t get me wrong, they are definitely fabulous shows — but when you’ve had enough of Wicked and Jersey Boys, there’s something a little special going on in the small theaters of Lincoln Park.

Chicago is home to several nationally acclaimed theater companies, including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Blue Man Group, Organic Theater Company and more. These companies have found their home not on the “Broadway of Chicago,” but in the smaller nooks and crannies of the city’s arts scene. The Lincoln Park Theater District is one of the most significant community theater districts in the country, offering amazing entertainment in the neighborhood. From the Apollo to Royal George, there’s something special about being able to walk to dinner and a great show on a warm summer night.

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Location: 1650 N. Halsted Street
Box Office: 312.335.1650
Website: www.steppenwolf.org
Briar Street Theater
Location: 3133 N. Halsted Street
Box Office: 773.348.4000
Website: www.blueman.com
Royal George Theater
Location: 1641 N. Halsted Street
Box Office: 312.988.9000
Website: www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com
Victory Gardens Theater
Location: 2433 N. Lincoln Ave
Box Office: 773.871.3000
Website: www.victorygardens.org
Greenhouse Theater Center
Location: 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue
Box Office: 773.404.7336
Website: greenhousetheater.org
Apollo Theater
Location: 2540 N. Lincoln Ave.
Box Office: 773.935.6100
Website: apollochicago.com
Jackie Berkery

About Jackie Berkery

With a strong phobia of cubicles and those three little words (“nine to five”), I am thrilled to be working on UPchicago from the comforts of my own couch at three o’clock in the morning. I love to write. I love Chicago. Hello, dream job!

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