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Cadillac Palace Theatre Go-To Guide

November 28, 2010 5:08 PM

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In the mid-1920s, the famed Rapp Brothers created a beautiful theatre, inspired by the palace of Versailles and Fontainebleau, now known as the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Since then, the theatre has been home to some of the greatest Broadway in Chicago productions including The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Wicked, The Lion King and Oprah’s The Color Purple.

For the best seats in the house, be sure to purchase Orchestra, Center Row, or Loge, Center, within the first few rows. Although the balcony seats are much cheaper, the views aren’t very good.

Quick facts:

Address: 151 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL 60602
Website: www.broadwayinchicago.com
Seating Capacity: 2,344

Cadillac

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Box Office:

Cadillac Palace Theatre’s box office hours vary by week, to check the hours call the administrative office at (312) 977- 1700.

All tickets must be ordered online through http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 775-2000. If you are looking to purchase tickets for a group of 20 or more, you’ll need to call their group sales line at (312) 977-1710. Prices will vary based upon the production.

Types of payment accepted: cash, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa. No checks.

Will Call: Pick up is available beginning an hour before the show. You must present a valid picture ID, the credit card you used to purchase the tickets and the confirmation number.

Allegro

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Where To Stay:

Chicago’s Theatre District offers a variety of great options for hotel accommodations. To name a couple…

Hotel Allegro
171 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 236-0123
www.allegrochicago.com

Just a half a block away, the Hotel Allegro presents guests with luxurious, eco- and pet-friendly accommodations.

theWit
201 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 467-0200
www.thewithotel.com

Conveniently located just three blocks east of the Cadillac Palace Theatre, theWit Hotel is the perfect spot for a post theatre stay. If you’re looking to dine before or after the show, this boutique hotel features two great restaurants Cibo Matto and State & Lake. Looking for cocktails and apps? Head up to the ever-popular rooftop lounge, the ROOF, on the 27th floor.

Parking & Transportation

Lake & Wells InterPark
177 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 986-5853
*Bring your ticket stub to a parking attendant to receive a discounted rate.

From the Kennedy (I-90/94) North:
Exit at Lake Street. Turn right onto Lake Street. Take Lake St. to Wells. Turn right onto Wells. Enter InterPark (on the left) one-half block south of Lake St. Theatre is one-half block south of garage on Randolph, between Wells and LaSalle.

From the Kennedy (I-90/94)South:
Exit at Ohio Street. Take Ohio to Wells Street. Turn right onto Wells Street. Enter the InterPark (on the left) one-half block south of Lake Street. Theatre is one-half block south of the garage on Randolph, between Wells and La Salle.

From the Stevenson (I-55):
Exit 90/94 North (to Wisconsin.) Take 90/94 to Lake Street exit. Turn right onto Lake Street. Take Lake St. to Wells. Turn right onto Wells. Enter the InterPark (on the left) one-half block south of Lake St. Theatre is one-half block south of garage on Randolph, between Wells and La Salle.

From the Eisenhower (I-290):
Turn off I-90/94 North (to Wisconsin.) Take 90/94 to Lake Street exit. Turn right onto Lake Street. Take Lake St. to Wells. Turn right onto Wells. Enter the InterPark (on the left) one-half block south of Lake St. Theatre is one-half block south of garage on Randolph, between Wells and La Salle.

From Lake Shore Drive:
Exit Randolph Street west. Take Randolph Street to Franklin. (You will pass the theatre.)Turn right onto Franklin. Take Franklin to Lake St. Turn right onto Lake St. Take Lake St. to Wells. Turn right onto Wells. Enter InterPark (on the left) one-half block south of Lake. Theatre is one-half block south of garage on Randolph, between Wells and La Salle.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA): All El lines will take you to the theatre district, as well as a variety of bus routes. For more information, visit www.transitchicago.com

Suburban Train (METRA): Train rides are available from most Chicagoland area suburbs. Most stations are within walking distance of the Cadillac Palace Theatre, however, cabs are also readily available. For more information and train schedules visit www.metrarail.com.

Food:

Broadway in Chicago partners with the following restaurants:

Atwood Café
1 W. Washington
(312) 368-1900

Catch 35
35 W. Wacker
(312) 346-4500

The Great Street
1 W. Wacker
(312) 795-3333

Italian Village
71 W. Monroe
(312) 795-3333

Lockwood (in Palmer House Hotel)
17 E. Monroe
(312) 917-3404

Petterino’s
150 N. Dearborn
(312) 422-0150

Southwater Kitchen
225 N. Wabash
(312) 236-9300

Samantha McCarthy

Samantha McCarthy


Samantha McCarthy is a born and bred editor in downtown Chicago.
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