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4746 N. Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640


Located in Chicago’s historic Uptown theater district, the Riviera Theatre has been a central part of Chicago’s entertainment scene for over 100 years.

Completed in 1917 by architects George and C.W. Rapp (Rapp & Rapp), it was built as a movie theater for the Balaban & Katz chain. Nearly 50 years ago, Jam Productions christened the theatre with its first concert, Supertramp. In the years since, the Riviera has hosted many of the world’s greatest performers and has established itself as one of Chicago’s premier concert and special events venues.

Its grand design and beauty make it a perfect location for a variety of events.

Full history of the Riviera Theatre

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Upcoming Events

 

July 18 Thu
More Info for DANNY GO! LIVE!
Jam & Outback Present

DANNY GO! LIVE!

Doors: 3:30 PM / Show: 5:00 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Aug 15 Thu
More Info for An Evening with Dweezil Zappa
Jam Presents

An Evening with Dweezil Zappa

The Rox(Postroph)y Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Aug 17 Sat
More Info for The Struts
Jam Presents

The Struts

with Special Guest Barns Courtney

The Pretty Vicious Tour 2024
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Aug 29 Thu
More Info for Passenger
Jam Presents

Passenger

SYML

All The Little Lights Anniversary Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Sep 3 Tue
More Info for POWERWOLF
Jam Presents

POWERWOLF

Unleash the Archers

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2024
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Sep 7 Sat
More Info for Peter Hook & The Light
Jam Presents

Peter Hook & The Light

North American Tour 2024
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Sep 11 Wed
More Info for EPIK HIGH
Jam Presents

EPIK HIGH

THE PUMP TOUR: N. AMERICA 2024
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Sep 14 Sat
More Info for Last Podcast On The Left
Jam Presents

Last Podcast On The Left

JK Ultra Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Sep 20 Fri
More Info for Midland
Jam & Joe's Concerts Present

Midland

with Colin Stough

The Get Lucky Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Sep 21 Sat
More Info for Blues Traveler
Jam Presents

Blues Traveler

30 Years of Four Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Sep 25 Wed
More Info for Soul Coughing - MOVED FROM THE VIC TO THE RIVIERA THEATRE
Jam Presents

Soul Coughing - MOVED FROM THE VIC TO THE RIVIERA THEATRE

Play the songs of Soul Coughing
Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:30 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Sep 27 Fri
More Info for Badflower
Live Nation & FPC Present

Badflower

with special guests Slothrust and MISSIO

No Place Like Home Tour 2024
Doors: 5:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Sep 28 Sat
More Info for Tori Kelly
Jam Presents

Tori Kelly

with Maisy Kay

purple skies tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Oct 3 Thu
More Info for The Airborne Toxic Event
Jam Presents

The Airborne Toxic Event

with Near Beer

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Oct 4 Fri
More Info for Alec Benjamin
Live Nation Presents

Alec Benjamin

12 Notes Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Oct 5 Sat
More Info for OMD
Jam Presents

OMD

Walt Disco

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Oct 6 Sun
More Info for Cuco
Jam Presents

Cuco

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Oct 11 Fri
More Info for Balance and Composure
Jam Presents

Balance and Composure

with Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band and Milly

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Oct 15 Tue
More Info for Wave to Earth
Jam Presents

Wave to Earth

0.03 Tour
Doors: 5:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Oct 17 Thu
More Info for Johnny Marr & James
Jam Presents

Johnny Marr & James

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Oct 23 Wed
More Info for Catfish and the Bottlemen
Jam & Q101 Present

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Fall 2024 Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Nov 2 Sat
More Info for The B-52s
Jam Presents

The B-52s

Day of the Dead Dance Party
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Nov 3 Sun
More Info for Streetlight Manifesto
Jam Presents

Streetlight Manifesto

The Myth of Monsters Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Nov 8 Fri
More Info for Jessica Kirson
Jam & Outback Present

Jessica Kirson

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Nov 9 Sat
More Info for Nate Jackson
Jam & Outback Present

Nate Jackson

Super Funny World Tour
Doors: 5:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
16 & Over
Riviera Theatre
16 & Over
Dec 6 Fri
More Info for MARAUDA
Jam & Collectiv Present

MARAUDA

with INFEKT, Hukae and 7L

RETRIBUTION TOUR
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Dec 13 Fri
More Info for The Dead South
Jam Presents

The Dead South

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

2024 World Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
Riviera Theatre
18 & Over
Mar 19 Wed
More Info for PALACE
Jam Presents

PALACE

USA & CANADA 2025
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages
Apr 22 Tue
More Info for Dean Lewis
Jam Presents

Dean Lewis

The Epilogue World Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
Riviera Theatre
All Ages

FAQS

Where is the venue located?

The Riviera Theatre is located at 4746 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

How do I get to the venue?

We highly encourage using public transportation. While the Lawrence Red Line stop is closed, we suggest you get off at the second closest stop on the Red Line, Wilson.

Do you have parking?

While the Riviera Theatre does not operate any public parking, there are multiple parking lots within close distance to the theatre and some street parking options. There are a number of surface lots nearby, including the city parking lot at Lawrence & Broadway (just west of the train tracks on the north side of Lawrence), the lot at Lawrence & Winthrop, and the Truman College lot on Wilson (west of Broadway).

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. Advance tickets are not available in person at the Riviera Theatre except on nights of shows. 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. *Extended evening hours on days with shows Closed Sunday & Monday (except on days when shows occur - 3pm opening time on show days)

How can I purchase tickets for a show?

Tickets for all events can be found on rivieratheatre.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. You may purchase tickets for shows at the Riviera Theatre’s box office on the day of the show only if they are available. Our box office opens when the doors open on the day of the show.

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) 275-6800 for ADA accomodations. Limited seating available, first come first serve.  

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 Riviera 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) 275-6800

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 and a half hours 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.

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 Theatre does 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.