Chicago Theaters and Events

The city of Chicago offers a variety of entertainment opportunities to the discerning tourists, satisfying every visitor despite varied tastes and interests. Chicago is popular for its long list of annual festivals, events, shows and recreational activities that entertain tourists throughout the year. With a cheap Chicago rental car, exploring the city is not a problem. There are many theaters and events in Chicago that tourists will find interesting to attend. Check out some of the more popular theaters and events in Chicago. Most theaters also provide easy parking venues for your cheap Chicago rental car.

Theaters

The Cadillac Palace Theatre

The 2,344 seat capacity theater provides the theater enthusiasts utmost enjoyment with regular performances by Broadway and other top American production companies. The Grand Foyer and Cadillac Room also accommodate around 300-500 people for private dinners and other get-togethers. The theater's Orchestra Level has a 1,055 seating capacity while the Dress Circle provide 262 seats and the Loge and Balcony seat 168 and 848 guests respectively. Parking options are also available for your cheap Chicago car rental.

Bank of America Theater

The Bank of America Theater or LaSalle Bank Theatre underwent a massive restoration and renovation turning it into a fabulous venue with glitterati seating, gilded interiors and fine lighting. The century old venue is a hub for Broadway shows and often features Tony-Award winning plays. Along with the aesthetics the theater has also improved on sound effects, evident from the clarity of performances. You can easily reach the theater at 18 West Monroe Street in your cheap Chicago rental car.

The Ford Center or Oriental Theater

Located in Chicago's theater hub in 24 W. Randolph in the downtown area, the Ford Center for performing arts is a popular tourist stop for good entertainment. It is currently home to Billy Elliot and hosts other excellent musical shows that tour Chicago. Adorned with good works of art in plaster and decorated ceilings and interiors, the theater accommodates 2,200 guests at a time.

The Auditorium Theater

Drive your cheap Chicago rental car to 50 E Congress Pkwy to reach the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University. It is a beautiful theater registered in the National Historic Landmark site. Opened in 1889, this grandeur structure attracts leading home and international dance companies along with Broadway musicals and concerts. It also hosts the annual jazz music series. It has a seating capacity of 4,200. You can hire a cheap rental car and drive along Dearborn St and Federal St to reach this landmark venue.

Events

Wells Street Art Festival

Chicago attracts artists from across the globe in the month of January for its annual Wells Street Art Festival. The festival is held outdoors and is a fun event featuring around 300 works of art on canvas and glass and includes photography exhibits as well.

Polar Adventure Days

Enjoy your cold winters with the annual Polar Adventure Days outdoor activities in Chicago. The free event at Northerly Island, 1400 S. Lynn White Drive comprises live musicals, snow sculpting, ice skiing and plenty other fun activities that are sure to entertain individual visitors as well as families. Hot cocoa stalls among various other snack counters make this event a truly warm and fulfilling experience.