PrivateBank Theatre

Chicago, IL

22 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL
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Venue Info

BUILT: 1906
CLOSED: still open

SEATING CAPACITY: 1800


Other Names

  • Majestic Theatre (1906)
  • Shubert Theatre (1945; short name)
  • Sam Shubert Theatre (1945; full name)
  • Sam S. Shubert Theatre (1945; full name)
  • LaSalle Bank Theatre (2006)
  • Bank of America Theatre (2008)

Trivia & History

Built in 1906 as a vaudeville house, the theatre became part of the Orpheum Circuit in the 1920s. The theatre closed in 1932 because of vaudeville's decline and the Great Depression. In 1945, it was purchased by the Shubert Organization and remodeled and renamed the Sam Shubert Theatre. It was sold to the Nederlander Organization in 1991 (although the land was owned by the Chicago Public Schools until the Nederlanders bought it in 1997). Broadway in Chicago acquired the building in 2000. Starting in January 2005, the theatre began a $40M restoration. It re-opened in May 2006 as the LaSalle Bank Theatre. At that time, the 4th - 21st floor of the building housing the theatre were converted to a hotel. In 2008, the theatre became the Bank of America Theatre as LaSalle Bank was acquired by Bank of America.


The first theatre built in Chicago since the Iroquois Theatre fire. Fittingly, the Majestic was praised for its fire safety.


The auditorium has two prosceniums. It was designed this way to keep the audience racially segregated. The second proscenium prevents the audience on the orchestra level from seeing the audience above them.


The theatre was renamed the PrivateBank Theatre on February 9, 2016.


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Performance History

H
Hamilton (National Tour, 2016)
National tour
9/27/2016 - ?
Gotta Dance (World Premiere, 2015)
12/13/2015 - 1/10/2016
La Cage aux Folles (National Tour, 2011)
National tour
12/20/2011 - 1/1/2012
Come Fly Away (National Tour, 2011)
National tour
1/10/2012 - 1/22/2012
White Christmas (Regional Tour, 2010)
National tour
12/15/2010 - 1/2/2011
Next to Normal (National Tour, 2010)
National tour
4/26/2011 - 5/8/2011
R
Rock of Ages (National Tour, 2010)
National tour
9/21/2010 - 10/3/2010
High School Musical (National Tour, 2007)
National tour
7/25/2007 - 9/2/2007
J
Jekyll & Hyde (First National Tour, 1995)
National tour
1/16/1996 - 1/28/1996
Evita (2nd National Tour, 1980)
National tour
9/30/1980 - ?
A Chorus Line (National Tour, 1976)
National tour
1/8/1978 - 11/25/1978
B
Bubbling Brown Sugar (National Tour, 1977)
National tour
6/22/1976 - ?
A Little Night Music (National Tour, 1974)
National tour
10/27/1974 - 1/4/1975
1776 (National Tour, 1970)
National tour
10/20/1971 - 4/1/1972
Mame (1st National Tour, 1967)
National tour
1/5/1968 - ?
Hello, Dolly! (2nd National Tour, 1965)
National tour
1/13/1966 - 10/8/1966
Oliver! (Bus and Truck Tour, 1964)
National tour
6/7/1965 - 6/26/1965
My Fair Lady (National Tour, 1957)
National tour
7/31/1963 - ?
The Sound of Music (1st National Tour, 1961)
National tour
11/26/1961 - ?
Fiorello! (National Tour, 1960)
National tour
9/12/1960 - ?
R
Redhead (National Tour, 1960)
National tour
3/23/1960 - 4/23/1960
My Fair Lady (National Tour, 1957)
National tour
11/5/1957 - ?
C
Can-Can (National Tour, 1955)
National tour
10/30/1955 - ?
Guys and Dolls (First National Tour, 1951)
National tour
3/2/1952 - 11/1/1952
South Pacific (National Tour, 1950)
National tour
11/14/1950 - 2/23/1952
M
Miss Liberty (National Tour, 1950)
National tour
5/22/1950 - 6/3/1950
Kiss Me, Kate (National Tour, 1949)
National tour
9/22/1949 - 5/20/1950
Finian's Rainbow (National Tour, 1948)
National tour
3/29/1949 - ?
Brigadoon (National Tour, 1948)
National tour
10/4/1948 - ?
Annie Get Your Gun (National Tour, 1947)
National tour
11/4/1947 - 6/1/1948
Carousel (National Tour, 1947)
National tour
5/29/1947 - 11/1/1947
Oliver! (National Tour, 1964)
National tour
12/1/1964 - 3/1/1965
Wonderful Town (National Tour, 1954)
National tour
10/1/1954 - ?
Flower Drum Song (National Tour, 1960)
National tour
1/1/1961 - ?
The Music Man (National Tour, 1958)
National tour
2/1/1959 - 3/1/1960
Pal Joey (National Tour, 1953)
National tour
? - ?
W
The Wiz (National Tour, 1976)
National tour
4/1/1977 - ?
Hello, Dolly! (3rd National Tour, 1965)
National tour
9/1/1966 - ?
Gypsy (1st National Tour, 1961)
National tour
6/1/1961 - ?
Carnival! (1st National Tour, 1961)
National tour
12/1/1962 - ?



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