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At Chicago’s historic lakefront property

Open year round

Air & Water Show Viewing Party 2024
Saturday Tickets
Sunday Tickets

Venue Rental

One of Chicago’s only Lakefront event venues with flexible space for groups 25 to 1,500

The Lakefront Restaurant

An upscale tavern offering a seasonal Midwestern menu with spectacular lake and skyline views. Open year round!


Enjoy a variety of year-round events.

What people are saying...

“Inside the historic Theater on the Lake building, the Lakefront is well worth a cab ride from downtown.”

“What an evening and satisfying dinner experience we had at The Lakefront Restaurant!”

“Very good food and excellent service. We got very good recommendations on both food and drink. We also had a spectacular view of the magnificent Chicago skyline.”

“Stunning views of Lake Michigan and the skyline”

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Theater on the Lake

Located at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive, Theater on the Lake is a historic building that offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline. Designed in 1913 and constructed in 1920, Theater on the Lake, is a Prairie style structure constructed in brick with sweeping steel arched pavilions throughout. Theater on the Lake offers 4 venue options as well as the opportunity of full use of the building. Polishing this existing jewel on Lake Michigan’s shore elevates it to the level of the other major iconic architectural gems. Theater on the Lake is a partnership between Lakefront Hospitality Group and the Chicago Park District.

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