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 1,400
Opened  1912 (1912-MM)

The Vic Theatre is a music venue located in Chicago, Illinois. Vic Theatre can easily accommodate 1,400 people or with a seated capacity of 1,000.


Vic Theatre, designed by architect J.E.O. Pridmore, opened in 1912 as the Victoria Theatre. It took three years to build the luxurious five-story Vaudeville house. The theatre was owned and built by Robert E. Ricksen and Frank Gazzolo. Ricksen and Gazzolo operated the Crown and Imperial theaters as well. Costing $300,000 to construct it was equipped with every luxury. (Source: September 14, 1912 Billboard publication)

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

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