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3145 N Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

In 1912, The Victoria Theater opened as an alternative to the more expensive fare playing in Chicago’s notorious downtown venues. An article in the Chicago Tribune – one of many rave reviews – predicted the theatre would become one of Chicago’s most popular priced houses. Initially built to host vaudeville and touring stage shows, The Vic – as it’s now known – would prove to be one of the more adaptable and resilient such buildings in town, all the while remaining a stable anchor in the ever-changing landscape of the Lakeview neighborhood.

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Upcoming Events

June 19 Wed
More Info for They Might Be Giants
Jam Presents

They Might Be Giants

Two Nights with They Might Be Giants - THE BIG SHOW TOUR - Only 2024 area appearances!
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
16 & Over
The VIC Theatre
16 & Over
June 20 Thu
More Info for Pete Yorn and His Band
93XRT Presents

Pete Yorn and His Band

93XRT Summer Solstice Concert
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
June 21 Fri
More Info for Andrew Callaghan
Jam Presents

Andrew Callaghan

UNTITLED ANDREW CALLAGHAN FILM SCREENING AND MODERATED Q&A
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
June 21 Fri
More Info for Andrew Callaghan
Jam Presents

Andrew Callaghan

UNTITLED ANDREW CALLAGHAN FILM SCREENING AND MODERATED Q&A
Doors: 9:30 PM / Show: 10:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
June 22 Sat
More Info for The Popcast Live! Chicago

The Popcast Live! Chicago

The Popcast with Knox and Jamie
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
June 28 Fri
More Info for The Church & The Afghan Whigs
Jam & 93XRT Present

The Church & The Afghan Whigs

Ed Harcourt

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
July 12 Fri
More Info for Jim Norton
Jam Presents

Jim Norton

Now You Know
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
July 13 Sat
More Info for Scott The Woz
Jam Presents

Scott The Woz

Presents: The Wozzies
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
July 17 Wed
More Info for Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
Jam Presents

Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers

Remo Drive | BabyJake

hj drinks tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
July 24 Wed
More Info for Vacations
Jam Presents

Vacations

Lunar Vacation, Alex Lahey (solo acoustic)

No Place Like Home
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
July 25 Thu
More Info for John Bishop
Jam Presents

John Bishop

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
July 26 Fri
More Info for Bowling for Soup
Jam Presents

Bowling for Soup

Keep Flying | Eternal Boy

Sick 50 Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
July 31 Wed
More Info for Chappell Roan
Jam & C3 Present

Chappell Roan

Official Lollapalooza Aftershow
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Aug 1 Thu
More Info for Faye Webster
Jam & C3 Present

Faye Webster

Benét

Official Lollapalooza Aftershow
Doors: 10:00 PM / Show: 11:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Aug 2 Fri
More Info for Benson Boone
Jam & C3 Present

Benson Boone

Official Lollapalooza Aftershow
Doors: 10:00 PM / Show: 11:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Aug 3 Sat
More Info for Vince Staples
Jam & C3 Present

Vince Staples

Official Lollapalooza Aftershow
Doors: 10:00 PM / Show: 11:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Aug 7 Wed
More Info for D'Aydrian Harding
Jam Presents

D'Aydrian Harding

The Stay Sober Summer Tour
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Aug 9 Fri
More Info for Tech Roast Show 2042
Socially Inept Presents

Tech Roast Show 2042

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Aug 15 Thu
More Info for C-Kan
Jam Presents

C-Kan

Neto Peña, Yoss Bones, Toser One

Cualquier Parecido con La Realidad Tour 2024
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Aug 16 Fri
More Info for Ohgeesy
Jam & SPKRBX Present

Ohgeesy

310babii, Yung Chowder

OFF THE XTRAS TOUR Part 2
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Aug 17 Sat
More Info for Stephanie Miller
SM Radio Productions Presents

Stephanie Miller

Sexy Liberal Tour
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$50.00 - $175.00
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Aug 20 Tue
More Info for BILMURI
Jam Presents

BILMURI

Driveways

American Motor Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Aug 23 Fri
More Info for Lovett or Leave It
Jam Presents

Lovett or Leave It

Live and on Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Aug 24 Sat
More Info for Jordan Klepper - Suffering Fools
Jam Presents

Jordan Klepper - Suffering Fools

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Sep 1 Sun
More Info for Peter Cat Recording Co.
Jam Presents

Peter Cat Recording Co.

Good Luck Beta ‘24
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Sep 3 Tue
More Info for Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Jam Presents

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Sep 12 Thu
More Info for Are You Garbage?
Jam & Outback Present

Are You Garbage?

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Sep 13 Fri
More Info for Buena Vista Social Orchestra
Jam Presents

Buena Vista Social Orchestra

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Sep 14 Sat
More Info for Mat Kearney
Jam Presents

Mat Kearney

Darren Kiely

Headlights Home Tour
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Sep 15 Sun
More Info for Paul Weller
Jam Presents

Paul Weller

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Sep 21 Sat
More Info for Martin Amini
Jam Presents

Martin Amini

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Sep 22 Sun
More Info for Wild Rivers
Jam Presents

Wild Rivers

Everywhere We Go
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Sep 26 Thu
More Info for Griff
Jam Presents

Griff

Vertigo Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Sep 28 Sat
More Info for Laura Ramoso
Jam Presents

Laura Ramoso

Sit Up Straight Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Sep 29 Sun
More Info for Laura Ramoso
Jam Presents

Laura Ramoso

Sit Up Straight Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Oct 1 Tue
More Info for MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS
Jam & Kickstand Present

MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS

Cam Kahin, Sleepwalk

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Oct 3 Thu
More Info for Mk.gee
Jam Presents

Mk.gee

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Oct 5 Sat
More Info for FIDLAR
Jam Presents

FIDLAR

Sugar Pit

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Oct 6 Sun
More Info for Bob The Drag Queen
Jam & AEG Present

Bob The Drag Queen

This Is Wild World Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Oct 7 Mon
More Info for Billy Bragg
Jam Presents

Billy Bragg

The Roaring Forty USA Tour 2024
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Oct 8 Tue
More Info for Valley
Jam Presents

Valley

Mickey Darling, Charlie Adams

Water the Flowers, Pray for a Garden Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Oct 10 Thu
More Info for El Cuarteto De Nos
Jam Presents

El Cuarteto De Nos

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Oct 11 Fri
More Info for LA SANTA GRIFA with DHARIUS
Jam Presents

LA SANTA GRIFA with DHARIUS

Plus Guest

QUE SIGA LA MATA DANDO TOUR 2024
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Oct 17 Thu
More Info for Bacilos
Jam Presents

Bacilos

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Oct 18 Fri
More Info for Jess Glynne
Jam Presents

Jess Glynne

Leah Kate

The US Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Oct 19 Sat
More Info for Heather McDonald
Jam Presents

Heather McDonald

The Juicy Scoop Experience
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
16 & Over
The VIC Theatre
16 & Over
Oct 20 Sun
More Info for The California Honeydrops
Jam Presents

The California Honeydrops

Fall In Love Again Tour 2024
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Oct 26 Sat
More Info for David Cross
Jam Presents

David Cross

Featuring Special Guest Sean Patton

End of the Beginning of the End
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Nov 1 Fri
More Info for Tommy Tiernan
WestBeth Entertainment presents

Tommy Tiernan

tommedian
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
16 & Over
The VIC Theatre
16 & Over
Nov 2 Sat
More Info for Allison Russell
Jam & Thalia Hall Present

Allison Russell

All Returners Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Nov 5 Tue
More Info for Yoke Lore
Jam Presents

Yoke Lore

Runnner

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Nov 7 Thu
More Info for Ian Bagg Live
Jam & Outback Present

Ian Bagg Live

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Nov 8 Fri
More Info for Michael Rapaport
Jam & Outback Present

Michael Rapaport

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Nov 22 Fri
More Info for POND
Jam Presents

POND

Fazerdaze

STUNG! North America Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Dec 6 Fri
More Info for Dan Soder
Jam Presents

Dan Soder

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Dec 6 Fri
More Info for Dan Soder
Jam Presents

Dan Soder

Doors: 9:30 PM / Show: 10:00 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Dec 7 Sat
More Info for John Crist
Jam & Outback Present

John Crist

Jokes For Humans
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Feb 8 Sat
More Info for Travis
Jam Presents

Travis

Raze The Bar Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
Mar 12 Wed
More Info for Nathy Peluso
Jam Presents

Nathy Peluso

Grasa Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages

 

FAQ

History of the Vic Theatre

To read the full history of the Vic Theatre click here

Where is the venue located?

The Vic Theatre is located at 3145 N Sheffield Avenue in Chicago, IL 60657.

How do I get to the venue?

We highly encourage using public transportation. We are conveniently located near the Belmont Red/Brown/Purple Line stop.

Do you have parking?

While the Vic Theatre does not have any parking, there are a few parking lots within close distance to the theater and some street parking options. Please try the parking garage across the street at 3130 Sheffield Ave.

What are your box office hours?

Tickets are available in advance through AXS.com or in person at the Vic Theatre box office located at 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at the Vic Theatre for events at the Riviera Theatre, Vic Theatre and Park West. Vic Theatre box office hours: M - F: 12pm - 6pm Saturday: 10am - 4pm Closed on Sundays unless there is a concert on a Sunday, in which case the box office will open at 3pm.

How can I purchase tickets for a show?

Tickets for all events can be found on victheatre.com, jamusa.com and AXS.com. Please be aware that a convenience fee will be charged online and over the phone. Tickets may be purchased with reduced fees at the Vic Theatre’s box office, which is located at 3145 N Sheffield.

How can I access my tickets for the show?

Your AXS Mobile ID is the secure and unique code for all of your tickets, and all you need is the AXS app to use it (iOS or Android). No paper tickets required. Simply show your tickets on your phone using the AXS app to enter the venue. Download the AXS app through the App Store or on Google Play and create an account using the email you used for your order.

I can’t attend the show anymore. How can I transfer or sell my tickets?

Transferring tickets is easy through the AXS app. A ticket transfer allows you to digitally give each guest in your party their own ticket via AXS Mobile ID. With seat transfers, you no longer need to worry about delivering the paper tickets to them in advance or meeting them outside of the doors to walk in together. There is no fee for transferring seats and you are allowed unlimited transfers. Your guests will need to create an AXS account to receive tickets. Guests can transfer the tickets back to you if they can’t attend or you can cancel the transfer if they have yet to set up their AXS account. If they already have an AXS account set up the tickets will go in their account automatically. More information here: https://www.jamusa.com/about/axs-mobile-id#

How do I purchase ADA tickets?

Please call the venue directly at (773) 472-0449 for ADA accomodations.

Can someone under 18 go to an 18 and over show with a parent or guardian?

Yes, a parent or guardian can accompany a minor to an 18 & over show with proof of ID.

Does my child need a ticket?

Children 2 years old and above require a regular priced ticket. Patrons under the age of two do not need a ticket.

What are your acceptable forms of ID?

Valid, State-issued, Driver’s License (not clipped or punched VOID) Valid Passport Valid, State-issued, Identification Card (with photo) Valid Learner’s Permit (with photo) Tribal IDs

What items are prohibited in the venue?

The Vic Theatre bans guns on the premises. Also prohibited are any other type of weapon, selfie-sticks, large umbrellas, cameras with an external flash or detachable lenses, audio/video recording devices, outside food or drink, e-cigarette and vapes, drugs, drug paraphernalia, and other items subject to the discretion of management. Laptops, tablets, suitcases, backpacks, and other large bags are also not allowed. If a prohibited item is found, you will be required to secure it elsewhere or dispose of it before entering. Coat check will not hold these items for you.

Can I bring a purse, bag, or backpack?

The only bags allowed inside must be smaller than 12 inches by 12 inches. If your bag is larger, you will not be allowed to bring it inside the venue and it cannot be held at will call. Please note small bags will be searched upon entry. Bags do not have to be clear.

Can I bring a camera?

Our standard policy allows cell phones and small point and shoot cameras only (no detachable lenses or digital SLRs). Flash photography is not permitted at any time. Photo policies may change depending on the performer or at the discretion of management.

Do you have coat check?

Coat check is seasonally available. Feel free to call the venue ahead to find out if your specific show will have coat check available.

Do you have a lost and found?

For lost and found inquries please call the venue directly: (773) 472-0449

How can I find out the set times for a show?

We do not announce the set times for specifics acts. You can see the door times and show times on each event page.

What time do doors open?

Doors typically open one hour before show time but please double-check the listing on our website for each event.

Is seating available in the venue?

Yes, there is seating available at the venue. Depending on the show, the floor may be general admission or reserved with seats. The loge and balcony offer theatre-style seating and depending on the show that may be first come first serve or reserved. Please note that detailed seat configurations for each show are accessible during the checkout process when purchasing tickets through AXS.

Is re-entry allowed?

No re-entry is allowed.

Is the venue cashless?

Yes. Enjoy simple and secure checkouts. We accept debit and credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

How do I get a refund?

All sales are final. We do not offer refunds unless a show has been canceled or rescheduled. In those situations, we will notify ticket buyers directly about refunds.

Can I rent the venue for a private event?

Please visit our rentals page for information.

What is your COVID-19 policy?

Per current Chicago Public Health Ordinances as of February 28, 2022, the Riviera Theatredoes not require a mask or proof of vaccination to attend a show unless specifically requested by the artist on a per show basis. Please refer to individual show pages for any updated details. All policies subject to change.