I don't go downtown much because I like driving, but I don't like driving downtown. So this was my first trip to the Harris Theater, to see Jay and Silent Bob Get Old. I love their podcast and I've wanted to see it live and when I heard they were coming to Chicago, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Parking was a little difficult to find, but I eventually found underground parking near the theater. Parking was $16 validated, which I hear isn't too bad for downtown. Parking in enclosed spaces is always fun when you have a nice exhaust rumble coming from your car :) The auditorium was nice and clean and although the seating is a little crowded, how else are you going to get 1000+ people packed in? There were a lot of people around to help you get where you needed to go, which was nice because I didn't know where I was going. My biggest gripe about the theater was that they don't have a lot of food options. Luckily, I was early enough so that I walked a couple blocks and got food before the show. Overall, not a bad place and I hope they can offer more in terms of food.
One of the best ways to see what is wonderful about Chicago! Who says Shakespeare is outdated and boring? This amazing group creates world-class productions of Shakespeare's plays set in different times in history. Using the exact words from his plays, it is just the settings that change, so we see that indeed these great words are timeless!
The Chicago Theatre has concerts, plays, musicals, comedy shows, etc. that take place throughout the year so there is always something to see here. The theatre is very nice which is a plus