The Riviera Theatre
Chicago, IL

Located in Chicago’s historic Uptown theater district, at the intersection of Racine, Broadway and Lawrence the Riviera Theatre is a central part of the Chicago’s past and present. Completed in 1917 by architects George and C.W. Rapp (Rapp & Rapp), it was built as a movie theater for the Balaban & Katz chain. Transformed into a private nightclub in 1986, the Riviera Theatre is now one of Chicago’s premier concert and special events venues. The Riviera has hosted many of the world’s greatest performers and entertainers throughout the years and is also available for private functions. Its grand design and beauty make it a perfect location for a variety of corporate events.

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Originally built as a movie palace in 1917, The Riviera is now a premiere mid-sized venue for rock and punk concerts.


Chicago: Built in 1917 as a movie palace, "The Riv" now hosts some of Chicago's best live shows, including the famous Wilco residency in 2008. -IFC Staff

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In the movie "The Break-Up" (2006), Brooke (Jennifer Anniston) invites Gary (Vince Vaughan) to an Old 97's concert at the Riviera Theatre.


See a show at the Riv!


If you have to drive to the Riv or the Aragon park in the residential area just south west of the Lawrence Broadway intersection. Don't pay $20 for parking.


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Most Popular Check-in Times

DaysPopular Time
Tue5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Mon5:00 PM–8:00 PM
Sun5:00 PM–8:00 PM
Thu–Sat5:00 PM–10:00 PM

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