The Vic Theatre

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The Vic Theatre
The Vic
Former names Victoria Theatre
Address 3145 N. Sheffield Ave.
Location Chicago, Illinois
Owner Jam Productions
Capacity 1,300
Opened  1912 (1912-MM)

The Victoria Theatre, better known as The Vic Theatre, is a musical venue located in Chicago, Illinois. The Vic Theatre can easily accommodate 1,400 people, with seating for 1,000.


The Vic Theatre, designed by architect John E.O. Pridmore, opened in 1912 as the Victoria Theatre. It took three years to build the luxurious five-story vaudeville house.

When not showcasing live music, the Vic opens its doors as the Brew & View, a second-run movie theatre.


Papa Roach recorded Live & Murderous In Chicago, a DVD of their live performance at the Vic.

Bill Hicks recorded an HBO special, One Night Stand, at the Vic in 1991.

Jim Gaffigan's Beyond the Pale CD, DVD and TV special were recorded at the Vic in 2006.

Wilco recorded Kicking Television: Live in Chicago at the Vic in May 2005.

Hannibal Buress Recorded his second Comedy Central special at the Vic in January 2014.

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Coordinates: 41°56′22″N 87°39′14″W / 41.9395°N 87.6538°W / 41.9395; -87.6538