The PrivateBank Theatre
18 W Monroe St
The PrivateBank Theatre opened as the Majestic Theatre in 1906 and was Chicago's first million-dollar-plus venue and the city's tallest building at the time. A hot spot on the vaudeville circuit and later host to such luminaries as Harry Houdini and Lily Langtry, the Majestic closed during the Great Depression and was shuttered for 15 years. Much of the original design was retained when the theatre was remodeled and reopened in 1945, in time for the heyday of favorites like Carousel, South Pacific, and Guys and Dolls.
The PrivateBank Theatre, formerly The Bank of America Theatre, has hosted the pre-Broadway world premieres of Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp's Movin’ Out and Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Kinky Boots. Recent shows include the Chicago favorites, Jersey Boys and The Book of Mormon.
(Photo Credit: JJ Jetel)