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Victory Gardens at the Biograph

The Biograph Theater, a former neighborhood movie theater, is a City of Chicago Landmark. Its fa├žade is restored but behind it, an entirely new theater complex has been created to house the Tony Regional Theater Award Winning Victory Gardens Theater Company. In addition to a new 299 seat Playhouse, it has all new audience amenities, performer and administrative support areas, mechanical and electrical infrastructure improvements, and new theatrical specialty systems. The second level has a rehearsal hall and a smaller 99 seat stage. In addition, the lobby area is carefully designed to support the new theater configuration. It improves circulation and accommodates generous concessions & merchandising, opportunities while it also provides ample toilet room capacities. A highlight is the concierge style ticketing area. The new warm and intimate 299 seat theater space has been acclaimed as perhaps the best small playhouse in Chicago.