Ford Center For Performing Arts - Chicago, IL (91 Upcoming Events)

With mystical architecture inspired by the Far East, the Ford Center for Performing Arts is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the must-visit attractions in Chicago. The venue, which opened in 1926 as the Oriental Theatre, used to show movies and plays. By the late 1970s, it fell into a state of disrepair and was eventually closed for more than 15 years. A restoration was completed in 1998, featuring gothic revival architecture, a palette of vibrant colors, opulent carvings and plush velvet seats with unobstructed stage views.

The theater has been a popular spot for jazz musicians, with legends like Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald gracing its stage. Since it reopened, the Ford Center has been the home of a number of Broadway productions, including The King and I, Newsies: The Musical, Mamma Mia!, Matilda the Musical and Billy Elliot.

Ford Center for Performing Arts is located in the revitalized North Loop Theatre District of the city. With numerous restaurants nearby, there’s no shortage of dining options before or after a show. There are a number of parking garages and lots within walking distance to the theater, but it can also be accessed via public transportation. The Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple Line Express elevated lines exits are 1.5 blocks from the theater.
Thu
Dec 14, 2017
7:30 PM
Wicked
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 15, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 16, 2017
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 16, 2017
8:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 17, 2017
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 17, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 19, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 20, 2017
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 20, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 21, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 22, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 23, 2017
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 23, 2017
8:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 24, 2017
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 24, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 26, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 27, 2017
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 27, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 28, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 29, 2017
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 29, 2017
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 30, 2017
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 30, 2017
8:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Dec 31, 2017
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 2, 2018
7:30 PM
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Chicago, IL
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Jan 3, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 3, 2018
7:30 PM
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Chicago, IL
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Jan 4, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 5, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 6, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 6, 2018
8:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 7, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 7, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 9, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 10, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 10, 2018
7:30 PM
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Chicago, IL
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Jan 11, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 12, 2018
7:30 PM
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Chicago, IL
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Jan 13, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 13, 2018
8:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 14, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 14, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 16, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 17, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 17, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 18, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 19, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 20, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 20, 2018
8:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 21, 2018
2:00 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Jan 21, 2018
7:30 PM
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Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 13, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 14, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 15, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 16, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 17, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 17, 2018
8:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 18, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 18, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 20, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 21, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 22, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 23, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 24, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 24, 2018
8:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 25, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 25, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 27, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 28, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 29, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 30, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 31, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Mar 31, 2018
8:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 1, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 1, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 3, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 4, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 4, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 5, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 6, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 7, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
Sat
Apr 7, 2018
8:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 8, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 10, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
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Apr 11, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
Wed
Apr 11, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
Thu
Apr 12, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
Fri
Apr 13, 2018
7:30 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
Sat
Apr 14, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
Sat
Apr 14, 2018
8:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
Sun
Apr 15, 2018
2:00 PM
Pretty Woman - The Musical
Oriental Theatre - Ford Center for the Performing Arts - IL
Chicago, IL
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
24 W Randolph, Chicago, IL
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History & Traditions:
Capacity:
2,253
Past Names/Nicknames:
Oriental Theatre
Date/Year Built/Opened:
1926
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