Thalia Hall

1807 S. Allport Street,
Chicago, IL 60608

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Architects: Frederick E. Faber, William F. Pagels

Functions: Concerts

Styles: Romanesque Revival

Previous Names: Thalia Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 866.777.8932

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Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL

One of the centerpieces of the 18th Street commercial corridor of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, the Thalia Hall opened in 1892. It was built just before the Columbian Exposition, and designed in graceful Romanesque Revival style, including a heavily ornamented terra-cotta facade, with storefronts along the ground floor at Allport and 18th Streets, as well as apartments on the upper floors. The building was designed by architects Frederick E. Faber and William F. Pagels.

Originally a meeting hall for the mostly-Bohemian original populace of the Pilsen neighborhood (named for a large Czech city), the Thalia later became a venue for live entertainment, then, finally, a movie house.

Though the theatre has been closed for decades, the Thalia Hall remains relatively intact, and would make a wonderful community center or performing arts venue for the newly-resurgent Pilsen neighborhood, which is the heart of Chicago’s Latino community.

It was reopened in 2014 as a concert venue.

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Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

Broan on October 8, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Recent photos of this theatre are HERE

mfs3757 on November 7, 2009 at 8:18 pm

The restaurant is open.

ThaliaHall on July 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Hello! Stay updated on Thalia Hall news here on this page at and follow Thalia Hall on twitter at

We will be posting news on potential opening dates, historical facts, and details about the lawsuit controversy surrounding Pilsen’s most coveted building.

More to come!

ThaliaHall on July 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Also, a great article about Thalia Hall (too long to paste here) was on the front page of the Chicago Reader not too long ago. Here it is: *or *

Broan on October 23, 2011 at 11:08 am

ThaliaHall on January 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Join Pilsen’s very own Dominick Geraci, in a fundraiser for himself on January 28, 2012.

Geraci will use the charitable donations to fix the theater.



(Not like last time where Thalia Hall renovation money allegedly went to fix some other building, allegedly landing Geraci in some legal hot water).

Donate2Dominick today!

Neighborhood gives props:

RedEye Gives Geraci’s Ristorante al Teatro a Shout-out

Thalia Hall for Special Events:

Pilsen’s notorious multi-millionaire needs YOU! Buy your tickets today!

Trolleyguy on April 2, 2015 at 7:19 am


GFeret on July 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm

tickets are sold-out now (though they same some will be available at the door right before showtime) for this Saturdays live performance by film director John Carpenter together with his son @ Thalia, of their music compositions for his films and more (I’m taking my son ernie there)

DavidZornig on September 30, 2020 at 10:53 am

1926 print ad added courtesy Monicka Montiel-macias. When it used the 18th Street address.

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