The Chicago Theatre opened in 1921 on North State Street and continues to be a premier venue for plays, comedy shows, concerts and much more. The seating in the Chicago Theatre is rather unique, which is why we’ve taken the time to put together this detailed Chicago Theatre Seating Chart page. Below, you’ll find all the detailed information you need before attending a show here, including row and seat numbers, obstructed views and pit seating guides. You can also checkout the cheapest Chicago Theatre tickets here.
- 1 Interactive Chicago Theatre Seating Chart with Rows
- 2 Chicago Theatre Seating Chart with Seat Numbers
- 3 Pit Seating at The Chicago Theatre
- 4 Main Floor/Orchestra Seating at The Chicago Theatre
- 5 Loge & Mezzanine Seating at The Chicago Theatre
- 6 Balcony Seating at The Chicago Theatre
- 7 Handicapped & ADA Seating at Chicago theatre
- 8 How to Get the Cheapest Chicago Theatre Tickets
Interactive Chicago Theatre Seating Chart with Rows
Scroll over each section for the row breakdown
Chicago Theatre Seating Chart with Seat Numbers
Like all theatres, the seat numbers at the Chicago Theatre are even numbered on the right side of the venue (when facing the stage) and odd numbered on the left side of the venue (when facing the stage). The first digit in the seat number will reflect the section in which it’s located, and the following two will tell you exactly where you are in the section. The lower those next two numbers are, the closer you’ll be the center of the venue, which is a much more desirable seat. So in short, lower seat numbers are better, especially if you are purchasing tickets in sections 1 and 2 in any level.
Pit Seating at The Chicago Theatre
The pit seating at the Chicago Theatre is as close as you can get to stage for any performance. It consists of 4 rows (AAA-DDD) and commands the highest prices in the entire venue. You need to make sure you pay close attention to the seat numbers when purchasing tickets in the Pit. Seat numbers above 420 will be off to the side of the stage and in many cases are not worth the high price that the pit normally commands.
Main Floor/Orchestra Seating at The Chicago Theatre
This seating area is by far the largest at the Chicago Theatre and because of that, not all locations can be treated the same. Sections 3-4 are considered the most desirable, and it’s wise to use caution if you’re purchasing tickets in the ‘1’ sections as high seat numbers in those sections will put you right near the venue’s walls.
If you’re purchasing tickets in row M or higher, you’re better off purchasing tickets in first few rows of the Balcony section, as that will afford you a better view of the stage.
Loge & Mezzanine Seating at The Chicago Theatre
The mezzanine seating at the Chicago Theatre is a bit different than in most other theatres. There are only a few seats in each mezzanine section, which ranges between 4-10, with fewer seats available in the corner mezzanine sections. The booths are behind the mezzanine section and are purchased directly from the Chicago Theatre. You are unlikely to find either of these options available for sale on Ticketmaster or TickPick.
The Loge area precedes the the Balcony section and only contains 3 rows. Despite the elevation, Loge seats can command high prices for select events as they offer nice views of the stage.
Balcony Seating at The Chicago Theatre
The Balcony is the highest level of seating at the Chicago Theatre. Seats in sections A-E are the most desirable, as they still afford a nice view of the stage. The same seat number logic applies in the Balcony, the lower the seat number the better. The balcony boxes are along the sides of the balcony section but it can be difficult to secure these tickets unless you are purchasing directly from the Chicago Theatre
Handicapped & ADA Seating at Chicago theatre
For those who are confined to a wheelchair and/or those looking to attend an event at Chicago Theatre with somebody who is, there is some important information that you’ll want to know. If you’re seeking ADA or handicapped seating, you’ll usually find that there are accessible rows at the top of the lower levels of the venue. If necessary, folding chairs will be provided with guests, such as ones looking to sit with a fan confined to a wheelchair. One trick you can use to filter tickets that are handicapped or ADA accessible is by using our “Additional filters +” button on the event page that allow you to select “ADA (wheelchair accessible),” which shows all seats that the seller has marked as handicapped seating.
How to Get the Cheapest Chicago Theatre Tickets
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If you have any questions about seating at the Chicago Theatre please ask in the comments below. If you are looking for more information, check out our main Chicago Theatre Seating Chart.