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Chicago Performing Arts

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

  • 50 E. Congress Parkway Map It
  • South Loop
  • Theater

Updated 06/11/2013

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Designed by notable architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, the 4,300-seat, Romanesque Revival–style Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University opened in 1889 as an opera house and later became a National Historic Landmark. Known for its perfect acoustics and excellent sight lines, the ornate theater features marble mosaics, dramatic gilded ceiling arches, and intricate murals. (Also of note: The theater was one of the first public buildings to have electric lighting

and air-conditioning.)

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50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois, 60605, United States

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Updated 06/11/2013


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