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Chicago Theatre


Chicago Theatre

This landmark theatre in the Loop has been restored to its original 1920's splendor. Theatrical productions, concerts and other entertainment events are presented year-round. The tour of the theatre conducted weekly is partially accessible. Please call Disabled Services at (888) 609-7599 for accessible seating and other accommodations.

175 N. State St. (Cross Street: Randolph St.)
Chicago, Il 60601
Phone Number: (312) 462-6300

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Nearest offsite public parking lot/garage
    • 181 N. Dearborn

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Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Assistive listening system - headsets available
  • Headsets available at checkroom
  • Note
    • Availability of sign language interpretation, captioning or play script depends on individual production/theatre company

<< Info Vision >>  

Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Orientation to theatre-on request
  • Height clearance at least 80"
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel
  • Braille/Tactile Signage: restrooms
  • Interior Signage: large print, high contrast, non-glare

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Accessible Entrance

  • Level entry
  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • 2 doors in series-adequate space between
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Greeter on hand to open door during shows

Performance Space
Mainstage, first floor

  • Fixed seating
  • Wheelchair access to stage/playing area
  • Wheelchair Spaces - 7-8
  • Location
    • Rows 1-2, each side
    • Rows Q-S
  • Companion Seats
    • Fixed, alongside
  • Smaller downstairs theatre was not audited, but has moveable seating and as many wheelchair spaces as necessary

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • Wheelchair

Interior Access

  • Corridor/path of travel at least 36" wide
  • Ramp provides access to one or more areas
  • Wheelchair seating at rear of theatre


  • Door clearance at least 36"
  • Car size 45" x 60"
  • Notes:
    • Not adapted
    • Elevator operator on duty during performances

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Ticketing/Box Office-36" max. counter
  • Brochure rack
  • Coat Check
  • Gift Shop

Accessible Bar / Snack Bar

  • Counter service only
  • Accessible tables available
  • Counter/buffet 36" max.
  • Chairs/benches
  • Notes:
    • Accessible tables mezzanine level only
    • Chairs/benches in bar areas—mezzanine and lower level

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Accessible Public Restroom

  • Single Use/Unisex
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Space in restroom to maneuver-5' by 5' or T-shaped space to turn
  • Stall door swings in but has clearance beyond door swing
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Lateral transfer space at least 30" wide
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach-48" or less from floor
  • Faucet controls automatic or lever type
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none
  • Note:
    • Men's and women's restrooms with accessible stall are on lower level.

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