The Low Down
Where to Sit: Most of the theater is standing only, but there are about 850 balcony seats available. Arrive early to snag a seat or to get a spot near the stage.
Know Before You Go: The neighborhood can be a bit sketchy, so be aware if you're walking by yourself at night.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
By SB B. at Judy's Book
Ah, the Riv. A classic place to see a band perform. The seats up in the balcony are a nice place to "relax," but the main level is where you need... Read More
The Good Old Riv.
By B. L. at Judy's Book
Boy, this place sure must have been a beauty in it's heyday. Even though it is an old building it is still fairly well maintained. Some of the inte... Read More
What happened to the seats
By Kathleen K. at Judy's Book
I saw a band perform at the Riviera earlier this fall, and I was pleasantly surprised. I was expecting a smoke-filled auditorium, tight seating, an... Read More
very nice theater
By n v at Insider Pages
Another great theater in Chicago - a classic feel, not an overdone nightclub style place. They bring in a diverse group of musical acts, and have p... Read More
Another Great Small Theatre!
By Danny J at Insider Pages
The Riviera is another great live music venue in Chicago. Not only do they have a cool looking venue, they also have a great lineup of musicians t... Read More