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PrivateBank Theatre
18 W Monroe St (between State St & Wabash Ave)
Chicago Illinois 60603 United States

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Section balc

frank 4 October 2015

These thin poles appear to be the obstructions, in the Obstructed View tickets here.

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Section Balc

Indyshowgeek 4 December 2016

Saw Hamilton--good view of the coreography. View not obstructed but post in balcony just to the left. Good acoustics. A bit far away for viewing expressions but worth it to see a great show. Quick access to restrooms and drinks

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Section BALC

anonymous 5 January 2017

The front end of the stage is ever so slightly cut off, but you only miss one brief moment. Overall, you get a really clear view of the full stage.

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Section balc-l

missy 4 October 2015

It is a really wonderful theater

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Section Balc-L

anonymous 14 December 2016

View from leaning over slightly. Have to lean away from seat to see full stage.

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Section BALC-LC

amlheureux 1 September 2016

Far away but an amazing view of the stage. Didn't miss a single piece of the action.

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Section BALCLC

AndreaBeth11 25 July 2016

It was difficult to see action at the very front of the stage once people were sitting in front of us.

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Section Balcony

PearlHavoc 16 August 2016

You can see the majority of the stage, minus the very back of the stage (at least for the book of mormon's set up). The main positive of this row in general is that there is no one behind you so you can lean as far forward as you want

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anonymous 12 October 2016

A little hard to see the very front of the stage, but otherwise a much better view than I was expecting. The show was amazing!

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anonymous 21 October 2016

Great view, miss the first 5% of the stage unless you lean forward.sound is great here.

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Section Balcony right

anonymous 1 August 2016

Could not see the front part of the stage. It is angled in a way were you have to sit leaning forward to see above the person's head in front of you. Better view in first two rows of balcony.

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Section Balcony Right

anonymous 16 January 2017

This was fine for the price. I had to lean forward a little to see corner of stage.

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Section C Orchestra

anonymous 7 October 2016

Note High Stage. But full view.

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Section DC Box

anonymous 17 July 2016

DC Box 2 (stage left)

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Section DCRBX1

jmyatt 26 July 2016

Amazing views. "Limited view" was printed on ticket. Could see all of the front stage, only did not have sight lines on the rear of the far left stage. 201-207 are front row of box 209-215 are second row of the 8 seat box.

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jmyatt 26 July 2016

"Limited View" was printed on ticket. Amazing seats. Only could not see a small part of the back left stage.

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Section DCRBX2

jmyatt 26 July 2016

Amazing views. "Limited view" was printed on ticket. Could see all of the front stage, only did not have sight lines on the rear of the far right stage. 202-208 are front row of box 210-216 are second row of the 8 seat box.

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jmyatt 26 July 2016

Amazing views. "Limited view" was printed on ticket. Could see all of the front stage, only did not have sight lines on the rear of the far right stage. 202-208 are front row of box 210-216 are second row of the 8 seat box.

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jmyatt 26 July 2016

Amazing views. "Limited view" was printed on ticket. Could see all of the front stage, only did not have sight lines on the rear of the far right stage. 202-208 are front row of box 210-216 are second row of the 8 seat box.

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Section DRCR-C

anonymous 14 November 2016

We could not see the top of the stage but could see everything that happened on the catwalks. Great seats

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anonymous 18 December 2016

As the picture shows, the mezzanine hangs over the dress circle, so you can just see the tops of the performers' heads when they are on the upper level of the stage for Hamilton. This isn't really a problem since most of the action is on the main floor.

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shanepgriffin 11 December 2016

Fantastic seats! Complete view of entire stage, close enough to experience, but no worries about tall people in front. Also, probably wouldn't recommend anything past about the 4th row in the dressing circle, but the first two are arguably the best in the house.

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Section DRCRLC

goheels83 15 December 2016

Good seats, with limited view of the upper walkway and no view of the left upper walkway (I had to lean down to take this picture to get the walkway in the shot). Anything behind Row E would be very difficult to see the walkway at all, even leaning down

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Section Drcrrc

anonymous 7 July 2016

Honestly these seats were just fine. Probably 90% of the set was in our view and we could always see the actors. For the price difference I think these seats were 100% worth it.

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Section DRCRRC

anonymous 9 January 2017

Good seats. Actors heads chopped off when up on the platform. This isn't a problem since most of the action is on the main stage. Had to lean forward a bit to see faces when they were up. Row D patrons don't obstruct view.

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Section Dress Circle

kappa 5 December 2015

I was told the view might be bad, but it was fine. You couldn't see some parts of the top part of the stage, but that was not a problem. These seats are just fine.

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anonymous 26 October 2016

These are obstructed view tickets, under $100, face value. Good view of the stage, but absolutely no view of the actors when they're performing on the rafters because of the balcony overhang. I was ok with that for the price.

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anonymous 13 October 2016

This was taken from lower than eye level. Even bending down, I couldn't see the catwalk.

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Section DRESS CIRCLE

anonymous 3 November 2016

Absolutely amazing seats. You miss the panoramic view of the right branch of the catwalk, but it's still a stunning view.

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Section Dress Circle - Left Center

anonymous 15 December 2016

Decent seats but unable to see the the top of the stage - I could lean down and see the top if I contorted my body and tried really hard. IMO, anything behind row E would have been bad.

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Section Dress circle box

anonymous 29 November 2016

Slight obstruction of the left side of the stage, but overall great view. Easy access to aisle, not claustrophobic

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Section Dress circle center

anonymous 23 December 2016

This seat wasn't perfect, but I definitely still loved the show. Sometimes the stuff going on up too was cropped, so I slumped down in my seat to see the action and the person in front of me was leaning way forward, obstructing my vision.

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Section Dress circle left center

anonymous 29 December 2016

Perfect view. No obstructions. Front row of dress circle. Amazing show!

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Section Dress Circle Right

anonymous 12 August 2016

This is the view when someone sits in the row in front of you. Unless you lean to the left, leaning to the right to view the stage only puts the column in your view.

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anonymous 15 January 2017

Absolutely incredible seats! After reading some dress circle reviews I was a tad nervous about the view. The catwalk was completely visible with the exception of a small area on the right. Loved that I could actually make out the actors facial expressions!

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Section Dress Circle RIght

anonymous 12 August 2016

This is the view when no one sits in front of you. That column on the right is directly in your view

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Section Dressing Circle

Nsteele 16 October 2016

Cant see cat walk. Otherwise adequate

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Section Left ORCH

anonymous 4 January 2017

Hamilton in Chicago

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Section Mez

troses 19 November 2016

Good seats for full stage viewing. A little hard to see front of stage

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Section Mezz

jl4142 27 July 2016

Just a couple interactions out of sight, this is farthest to the side

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anonymous 30 August 2016

If the 6'06" giant wasn't right in front of me it would have been great. My significant other to my right could see perfectly.

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Section Mezz L

xcorybx 8 January 2013

If you sit in the mezzanine, make sure you sit in the first 8-9 rows, so you don't have an obstructed view from the balcony above.

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timmystarr37 16 April 2014

Good seats, minor obstruction for maybe one or two times lines on left of stage, but otherwise good.

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Section Mezz R

anonymous 24 December 2016

Really good seats. Can see all of the stage. Highly recommend.

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Section MEZZ-L

anonymous 24 October 2016

There were hand railings against the wall. The far left use of the stage was blocked. However, 90+ percent was totally clear - it was great to see Hamilton

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Section Mezz-L

anonymous 15 November 2016

Very good view of most of the stage. Very very edge of stage right was obscured (for Hamilton, this meant we couldn't see the stairs on the side and the few pieces of action that happen on or under them) but it was not an impediment to overall enjoyment.

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Section Mezz-R

anonymous 2 October 2016

Great seats! We could see everything! The action on the top of stage left was just barely in view. Great view of the choreography and lighting, and it's not so far away that you can't tell what's happening or who's talking.

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anonymous 13 October 2016

Anything from the middle of the upper stage, and then going toward stage left, was not visible, and the far quarter of stage left was also not visible. However, other than that, the seats were great.

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anonymous 25 July 2016

Spent a lot of money and time researching to try to find an unobstructed view in this horrible theater, and this happened. This guy wasn't even that tall. I would've rather taken a seat behind a pole, avoid this spot at all costs.

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Section MEZZ-R

thauck 2 January 2017

You cannot see the far right side of the stage but very little happens on that side. You don't miss what you don't see.

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Section Mezzanine

anonymous 27 November 2016

Decent seats. I could see everything except when Jefferson gives the Reynolds Pamphlet to the conductor. I had heard horror stories about the PrivateBank but these seats weren't bad at all.

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madtown64 24 October 2016

Hamilton at the Private Bank Theater

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anonymous 27 December 2016

Great view, just hard to see far left of stage but great

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Section MEZZLC

anonymous 15 October 2016

Great seat, all areas of the stage were visible, fantastic show!

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Section MezzRC

anonymous 4 January 2017

Good seats. A tall person obscured the very bottom right of the stage once the show started, but that didn't matter much.

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Section MEZZRC

Ejouppi2 31 December 2016

Perfect

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Section MZRBX6

edriggers 6 October 2016

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Section Orch - L

anonymous 30 November 2016

Great seats considering they were limited view. 95% of the action takes place center stage.

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Section Orch-C

anonymous 4 December 2016

Great seat & great value. As you can see...can easily see the complete set from floor to ceiling.

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anonymous 2 October 2016

A great experience. This is the front row of the theater, and we could see all of the actors' expressions and costumes really well. You do, however, miss action at the back of the stage, and any stage-level props (desks, benches, etc.)

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anonymous 4 December 2016

This was great seat for the value. As you can see on the left, the pole doesn't impact the view at all. An added benefit is there's a "box" behind the pole that can be used as an end table for drinks and such. :)

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anonymous 11 August 2016

Very close! Seats are comfortable. Just lots of up and down letting people in the aisle!

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Section ORCH-C

anonymous 12 October 2016

Amazing seats. Great view of whole stage with no obstructions

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Section ORCH-L

amlheureux 1 September 2016

Some obstruction of stage right but nothing plot related was missed. Loved being so close to the actors and seeing their faces. I would recommend this seat for a show you have seen before and want to see again live.

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Section Orch-l

anonymous 17 August 2016

Couldn't see far left stage. Otherwise good view.

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Section Orch-L

anonymous 21 December 2016

Good seats for seating facial expressions, but could not see action on far stage right in the wood part of the stage.

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anonymous 21 December 2016

Close enough to see facial expressions. Unable to see the action on far stage left twice during show.

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Section ORCH-Left

anonymous 4 January 2017

Good seat - no obstructions

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Section ORCH-R

anonymous 5 October 2016

Fantastic seats! Blocked view for things that happen far right in the upper portion of the set but still fantastic!

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fishy1624 29 September 2016

Very close to the stage, you can see the actors very closely. You only lose a fraction of stage left. Speakers right above so sound is also good! Would definitely by this obstructed-view again

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PghTheatreViews 27 October 2016

Most of the time you can't see anyone who's on the upper right balcony because that big speaker is blocking it. That only happens maybe three or four times during the show, though, so other than that, it's an excellent seat.

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anonymous 8 December 2016

The seat had a great view. it might even have been a little too close. We could not see Eliza burning Hamilton's writings in one scene.

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anonymous 17 July 2016

ASL signers are on stools in front of this row on far right. We were moved to the box seats above by theater management.

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Section Orchestra

anonymous 5 November 2016

Purchased as an obstructed view but I had a perfect view of everything!

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anonymous 11 December 2016

I was very happy with my seats for this show. Most of the action in the show is on the main floor of the stage. There were probably only two times that we couldn't see the action on the top stage left but that was very brief.

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madtown64 24 October 2016

Private Bank Theater. The pole doesn't obstruct the view of the stage at all. Lots of extra space to either side of the seat compared to other seats in the theater.

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Section orchestra

anonymous 23 July 2016

Decent seats. On the aisle. Obstructed view of the right side of the stage, didn't miss anything, and obviously upper part of the arch.

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Section Orchestra C

anonymous 13 January 2017

I could see the bottom of the mezzanine above, but I had a good, clear view of most of the stage. I could see the action on the walkway. The light and sound board are right next to you, so there is some screen light. Good value overall.

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Section Orchestra L

anonymous 29 October 2016

Wonderful seats!! Slightly obstructed left side of stage but it didn't take away anything at all.

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loretta 26 November 2016

Perfect seats

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Section Orchestra Right

anonymous 14 October 2016

Excellent seat considering it's labeled "limited view." Ocassionally you miss action that takes place in the upper right of the stage, but otherwise it's worth it to sit close enough to see characters expressions. Incredible show

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anonymous 22 November 2016

From this seat, the balcony shielded the view of the second level of the set. The pole did block some of the performance from view. I thought the show was still great and glad to have the experience.

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anonymous 14 December 2016

#2 is the aisle seat for orch-R row V. To the left of seat #2 there is a pole. It does not obstruct the view at all (as shown in picture). The overhang/ceiling obstructs some acting that happens in the very upper right of the stage. Still good seats.

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anonymous 15 December 2016

The seats are listed is limited view; however there are only a few moments in the show where the far right upper stage is not visible, if these tickets are still available there a good deal and very close to the stage which is nice. Also on the aisle

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Gerard23 21 November 2016

This seat is below the stage floor, so it was difficult to see the action at the back half of the stage. But it was still great to be so close to the actors.

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Section R Mezz

anonymous 14 October 2016

Far right aisle of mezz. Amazing seat with full view except the farthest right part of the catwalk.

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