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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

Apr 27 Sat
More Info for Fred Armisen
Jam Presents

Fred Armisen

Azita

Comedy For Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
Apr 28 Sun
More Info for Benny The Butcher - Moved from the Riviera Theatre to the Vic Theatre
Jam & SPKRBX Present

Benny The Butcher - Moved from the Riviera Theatre to the Vic Theatre

Boldy James

Everybody Can't Go Tour
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
May 3 Fri
More Info for Jesse McCartney
Jam Presents

Jesse McCartney

All's Well Tour
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
May 4 Sat
More Info for The Cancelled Podcast Tour with Tana Mongeau & Brooke Schofield
Jam Presents

The Cancelled Podcast Tour with Tana Mongeau & Brooke Schofield

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
May 4 Sat
More Info for The Cancelled Podcast Tour with Tana Mongeau & Brooke Schofield
Jam Presents

The Cancelled Podcast Tour with Tana Mongeau & Brooke Schofield

Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 9:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
May 17 Fri
More Info for Holly Humberstone
Jam Presents

Holly Humberstone

The Holly Humberstone Show
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
May 18 Sat
More Info for After the After Party: BM 1st Concert Tour
Konnect’d Entertainment Presents

After the After Party: BM 1st Concert Tour

Special Guests

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
21 & Over
The VIC Theatre
21 & Over
May 22 Wed
More Info for Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Season 5 Tour
OBSESSED Presents

Boulet Brothers' Dragula: Season 5 Tour

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
May 24 Fri
More Info for Passion Pit
Jam Presents

Passion Pit

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
May 25 Sat
More Info for Passion Pit
Jam Presents

Passion Pit

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
May 31 Fri
More Info for Jeff Tweedy
Jam Presents

Jeff Tweedy

Annual Benefit Shows
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
June 1 Sat
More Info for Jeff Tweedy
Jam Presents

Jeff Tweedy

Annual Benefit Shows
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
June 7 Fri
More Info for Jeff Arcuri
Jam Presents

Jeff Arcuri

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
June 7 Fri
More Info for Jeff Arcuri
Jam Presents

Jeff Arcuri

Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 9:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
June 12 Wed
More Info for John Cleese: Last Chance To See Me Before I Die
Mills Entertainment Presents

John Cleese: Last Chance To See Me Before I Die

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
June 13 Thu
More Info for John Cleese: Last Chance To See Me Before I Die
Mills Entertainment Presents

John Cleese: Last Chance To See Me Before I Die

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
June 14 Fri
More Info for Seth Meyers
Jam & Outback Present

Seth Meyers

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
June 14 Fri
More Info for Seth Meyers
Jam & Outback Present

Seth Meyers

Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 9:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
June 15 Sat
More Info for Seth Meyers
Jam & Outback Present

Seth Meyers

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
June 15 Sat
More Info for Seth Meyers
Jam & Outback Present

Seth Meyers

Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 9:30 PM
18 & Over
The VIC Theatre
18 & Over
June 16 Sun
More Info for The 2 Johnnies Podcast
Jam Presents

The 2 Johnnies Podcast

World Tour 2024
Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
All Ages
The VIC Theatre
All Ages
June 18 Tue
More Info for They Might Be Giants
Jam Productions

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 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 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 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

No Place Like Home
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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

 

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.