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Theater/Music, Chicago

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

1650 N. Halsted Street
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 335 1650

Goodman Theatre

170 N. Dearborn Street
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 443 3800

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Navy Pier
800 E. Grand Avenue
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 595 5600

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Civic Opera House
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 332 2244

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 312 294 3000's insider take:

Chicago offers some of the best live theater and concerts in the nation. Steppenwolf Theatre is the city's most famous performance venue, counting John Malkovich and Gary Sinise among its members. The Goodman Theatre consistently stages high-quality productions in both its 400-seat studio and its intimate 830-seat space. Chicago Shakespeare Theater stages first-rate productions at Navy Pier in a seven-story, glass-walled structure with panoramic views of the skyline. The Lyric Opera also aspires to a world-class standard, performing in the grand old Civic Opera House, and the Chicago Symphony is considered one of the three best in the world, next to Berlin and Vienna.

For comedy clubs and live music nightclubs, see our Nightlife section.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.