Local Lakeview Attractions: Belmont Theater District
Did you know that Belmont Ave. is home to the largest theater district in Chicago? Called the Belmont Theater District, this collaboration between the theaters and chambers of commerce in Lakeview and Lakeview East presents over 150 shows across 20 theaters every week.
After a long day of traveling, anyone could benefit from a few laughs, and there are plenty to be had along the Belmont Theater District. There are regular stand-up acts at The Laugh Factory, Storytown improvisation at Stage 773 and many more hilarious shows that are sure to put you in a good mood.
Plays and Musicals
Enjoy musical improv and comedy like Shark Tank: The Musical at the Annoyance Theater and Bar, as well as As You Like It at Athenaeum Theater. If you’re looking for more traditional and family-friendly options, check out the Emerald City Theatre or the Athenaeum Theatre.
The Belmont Theater District also features unique performances like Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theatre and Tony n Tina’s Wedding at Chicago Theater Works. There’s even a few interactive movie shows like the Sound of Music Singalong and the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Music Box Theatre.
In case you weren’t already sold on the near-endless entertainment options, the Belmont Theater District partners with over 100 bars, cafes and fine dining options to compliment a day or evening out. Additionally, there are a number of partners that want to add to your experience by offering special deals, from 20% off food at Trader Todd’s, 20% off frozen yogurt at Froyo Chicago and even 10% off our regular published rates.
The next time you’re in Chicago, spend some time in the Belmont Theater District. You’ll not only be thoroughly entertained, but you’ll save money on lodging and food!