The Auditorium Theatre has a past that follows the path of Chicago’s history from the Great Chicago Fire and World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 to the present. From opera to rock ‘n roll, from political conventions to sporting events, the Auditorium Theatre has played a role in the lives of Chicago citizens for 129 years.

Explore below to learn more information about the history, architecture, art, and context that surrounds the Historic Auditorium Theatre.

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