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 Eberson, 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