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A Quick Guide to Theater and Comedy in Downtown Chicago

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Now that the fall months are fading away to make way for the winter, it’s time for Chicagoans to head indoors and enjoy the many arts that The Loop has to offer. Known for its various theaters, comedy, and improv clubs, Downtown Chicago is a great place to find refuge as the snow begins to fall. Whether you’re a resident of River North, the historic Gold Coast, or the increasingly trendy West Loop, there are a number of venues to find entertainment while staying comfortably warm.

Conveniently located in the Heart of the Chicago Loop, you will find the city’s storied Theater District. Comprised of the Cadillac Palace Theater, the Oriental Theater, Bank of America Theater, the Chicago Theater, the Goodman Theatre and several others, Chicago’s Theater District is home to classical theatre, musicals, ballet, modern dance and more. Convenient access to various CTA routes in and around the Loop means that Downtown Chicago renters are just steps away from this arts and performance mecca. If you are a true theater fanatic, you’ll be interested to know that renter residents of Randolph Tower, One Eleven, MDA City Apartments, 73 E Lake Apartments, the Fisher Building, 215 West Washington and Oakwood’s 200 Squared have this district basically at their luxurious doorsteps!

Looking for some laughs? Renters at Parc Huron, Hubbard Place, Flair Tower, EnV and Chestnut Tower – meet River North’s ‘The Comedy Bar’.  Located inside of Ontourage Nightclub on Ontario Street, The Comedy Club offers a relaxed atmosphere with no drink minimum!  Notable performers this year will include Chicago native Jim Belushi, best known for his role in the sitcom ‘According to Jim’.  Residents outside of the River North area can easily access The Comedy Bar via the Brown El train – and when you are done here, jump back on the train to Old Town where you can venture into The Second City, UP Comedy Club or Zanies Comedy Club.  Dishing up improv, comedy skits, and stand-up comedy several evenings a week, you can be guaranteed an escape from the cold with some hearty laughs.

Don’t be discouraged as Chicagoland’s legendarily icy winter season arrives; whether you’re trying to find a deep, reflective experience or some light-hearted fun, there’s a place offering it indoors! More importantly, if you’re currently living outside The Loop and want to be closer to it all, the Luxury Leasing Consultants at Downtown Apartment Company are ready to find your next apartment just steps from the action in your favorite Chicago neighborhoods.  Call us at (312) 772-3929 or stop into our showroom at 180 N Wacker Drive, Suite 104 today!

Candis Hickman

Luxury Leasing Consultant | Downtown Apartment Company