by Kristin McCann
Dinner and a show are a perfect combination for a night out. That exciting evening can be made even better when the dinner and show are in the same place – no additional parking or cabs, no facing inclement weather and no wasting time getting from one place to another.
Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are full of options to catch dinner and a show. Some offer dinner packages with show tickets after the meal, some offer the meal and show at the same time. Whichever you choose, a show and dinner package make an enjoyable evening even more entertaining.
Located just north of Chicago in the suburb of Lincolnshire, the Marriott Theatre produces professional musical theatre productions year round in their intimate arena theatre designed with only 9 rows so everyone has the best seat in the house. The Marriott Resort also offers several dining options, from sandwiches to steaks and seafood, and you can book a dinner/show package. Check the Marriott Theatre website for upcoming performances and package options
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show is an interactive murder mystery show with a four-course, sit-down dinner. There are prizes for top sleuth. Public shows take place every Saturday night and select Fridays throughout the year. Call for reservations or visit the website to buy tickets.
Appetite Theatre feeds your soul. They attempt to blend the human elements of feast and story telling, of drink and socializing, in order to remind people of the basic value these activities impart on our experience. Thought provoking, contemporary theatre presented by emerging talents is the foundation of the Appetite experience.
Drury Lane Oak Brook Theatre
Excellent dinner package plans, moderately priced professional shows, and this venue seats a cozy 900+, without a bad seat in the house. It is worth a trip to the suburbs from wherever you are. Season tickets are available. You could even stay the night at the attached hotel.
Midieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Be swept away to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed. From ringside seats, discover an exciting exhibition with all the splendor and romance of 11th Century Spain. Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty while you enjoy the show.
Pheasant Run Dinner Theatre
Pheasant Run is the Midwest’s largest entertainment resort with six restaurants and lounges, two theaters and a comedy club. Enjoy a full theater season of exceptional productions presented/produced by Fox Valley Repertory (formerly Noble Fool Theatricals), known for bringing Chicago’s most renowned actors, directors and playwrights right to St. Charles. With six Chicago restaurants and lounges, Pheasant Run Resort offers a variety of distinctive St Charles dining and entertainment choices for every time of the day or night.
Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner Theatre
Tommy Gun’s is the longest running dinner theatre in Chicago. Tommy Gun’s Garage is an audience interactive “speakeasy” which offers a musical comedy review with the gangsters, the flappers and audience participation. After a delicious sit-down dinner, join “Vito,” “Gloves,” the “gangsters” and the “flappers” for non-stop comedy and dangerous fun.