Blue Man Group in Chicago, IL

Briar Street TheatreBlue Man Group - ChicagoChicago, IL 60657
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Blue Man Group Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Overview

To say that the bald, brilliant, and hilarious Blue Man Group marches to the beat of their own drum is an understatement. This loud, bright, and over-the-top show filled with technology, sensory theatrics, comedy, music, and hijinks is the perfect form of entertainment for the entire family. To truly understand the hype over the Blue Man Group, you have to see it for yourself!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chicago Travel Experts
  • If seated in the poncho section, wear the poncho! You’ll need it.
  • Children under 3 are not permitted into the theater. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Limited parking is available for $15.00.
  • Strobe lights and other special performance effects are used throughout the performance.
  • Noise levels reach that of a rock concert. Ear plugs are provided by the front of house staff upon request.

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Megan Aguilar

The show is amazing with impressive musical performances, non-verbal humor, and interactive audience participation. It is appropriate for all ages and a must see in Chicago. Don't be late!

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Description

from Blue Man Group Chicago
Blue Man Group, one of Chicago's longest-running shows, is a unique audiovisual experience—vibrant, colorful, and hilarious. Family-friendly and fabulously blue, this critically acclaimed show features innovative music and technology combined with good-humored social commentary.

Find your seat after you’ve admired the black-light artwork and intimate setting of the Briar Street Theatre, and prepare for the rise of the curtain. Fueled by our culture's technological advances, this recently revamped show incorporates the ‘GiPad,’ a giant tablet that communicates with the silent trio.

Three bald, blue men lead you through a captivating multimedia journey filled with euphoric drumming, neon lighting, and paint splattering. Gladly follow them from the funny and intelligent, to the riveting and thought provoking. Equal parts innovative musical performance, and introspective peeks into our fast-paced philosophies, Blue Man Group celebrates culture, comedy, and, of course, the color blue.

Parking
Limited Parking is available for $15.00 in our lot. We recommend that the patron arrive at least one half hour before curtain to ensure a spot.

Children Rules
Children under 3 are not permitted in the theatre. All children must have a ticket. All children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Blue Man Group has moments when it reaches noise levels of a rock concert. It is strongly encouraged that you use ear plugs on your child. Ear plugs can be provided to you at the theatre by our front of house staff. Strobes and water based haze are used in the show. Out of respect for other patrons unruly children may be asked to leave the theatre and will only be admitted back into the theatre at the Front of House Manager’s discretion.

Maximum Quantity of tickets purchased per party is 9. Please contact the theatre directly for any groups of 10 or more. Orders under the same name for 10 or more purchased on this site will not be a valid reservation.

Miscellaneous
WARNING! A STROBE LIGHT IS USED DURING THE PERFORMANCE AND MAY BE CONSIDERED HAZARDOUS TO CERTAIN PATRONS.



Tripster Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
Michelle S.
Warren, MI
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Hilarious and Entertaining!"
April 2018
We went to the matinee show to save a couple more dollars and leave our nights open for other shows/clubs. Blue Man Group was very entertaining & so funny! Love when the comedy comes across without them saying a word. The music was very cool too. Interactive show involved the audience, ending was amazing!
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Tip: Strobe lights used during show, multiple show times available.

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TABITHA M.
Zionsville, IN
1 Review
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"Awesome experience"
March 2018
Using reserve direct was simple and easy! Took the headache out of planning events for our trip.
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Mary Weas
ELGIN, IL
1 Review
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"Blue Man Group is fantastic!"
March 2018
This was my second time seeing Blue Man Group. I went a few years ago in Vegas. The Chicago show is fantastic I love the Blue Man Group! Their antics so unique, the whole family would enjoy it--- I highly recommend an evening out at Blue Man Group. I wouldn't want to sit in the front where the folks are wearing plastic to avoid getting splashed ...but those who would be okay with that --- more power to them. Sometimes the music was a little bit loud but other than that it was such a great show, so entertaining!
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Tip: Don't be late for the show! Also quite a few stairs so be careful.

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WILLIAM WIATER JR
CEDAR LAKE, IN
1 Review
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"Great experience!"
March 2018
Everything went smoothly! No problems at all! Would use this service again!
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Tip: Easy to use service!

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Carol Pierce
Morning Sun, IA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Bad Seats"
March 2018
Our seats were on the side and didn't get to experience with my two grandkids
when the big balls and streamers came down. Other than that I love the Blue Man Group.
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Tip: Get tickets early so you can get good seats

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Julie Taylor
Lebanon, TN
1 Review
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"Very good show -"
February 2018
Started out kind of strange, but ended up being very entertaining. My whole family (including 3 college age kids) really enjoyed it.
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Tip: It’s not the Blue Man Group of decades ago- smaller scale but still very good

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LTFB703
Washington DC, District of Columbia
"Great Time! Great Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2019 NEW
I have seen the ads for Blue Man Group in Vegas and never had a chance to see their show.... So when I saw that they were in Chicago- I bought tickets. It was a great show! Great Audience Participation and an overall great time! I really enjoyed it ! Absolutely a great time! May actually now see the Vegas show too! Definitely will be back! Thanks!! Doc!!
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840toddd
Bourbon, Indiana
"Not sure about negative reviews..."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2019
Most of the negative reviews must be from hypercritical professional musicians, patrons of classical ballet or people with just no sense of humor. Being none of these, I thought the show was very entertaining and would definitely go again. Wife got tickets through Groupon and seats were affordable and perfect— row K, seats 7-10, dead center 11 rows from stage in a small theater. Kudos to the wife for planning this terrific night!
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nisy6
"Great experience, a must see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2019
We went to the show in July and they were amazing. They are funny, witty and so very creative. The show is not all drums, they have a comic part to it as well. They are so in tune with one another and modify their show based on the reaction of their audience. They interact with their audience constantly during the show. After the show they came out with audience to take selfies with them, so nice! Read comments before you go to their show and see some videos on YouTube so you kind of know what they are all about. We purchased our tickets on Groupon, which were cheaper than Ticketmaster for the seats we got. When purchased it said we will get floor center seats. When I redeemed my voucher at the theater, we got Row F seating, great seats. I would not recommend sitting any closer unless you like to get splashed! The show was held in Briar Street Theater and we parked in a lot right next to it for $15 for only the duration of the show. We had to move our car after the show. If you arrive early, or research the area a little more, I’m sure you can find cheaper seats. I would not really recommend it for children if they are easily scared. I have a 6 and a 2 year old and they would be frightened by their looks and the way lights go out suddenly and them appearing under light in certain ways. I showed my 6 year old some photos and it did not settle well with him. Having said that, there were kids in the show, some seemed to be a little scared and other seemed to really enjoy themselves! I guess it depends on the type of kid you have. It is a must see and a great experience at least once in your life! Go have a blast!
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lyndaj22
Chicago, Illinois
"Good Show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2019
I just recently saw the Blue Man Group again after about 20 years. The show was very good. I was very impressed with the talent of these men. They put on a great show. If you want a fun show, this is it.
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un_beatable_duo
Navarre, Florida
"Fun, exciting, crowd interactive "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 06, 2019
I heard about the blue man group from a friend. They said it was hard to explain but I needed to experience it. They were absolutely right! From the start to the finish the blue man group did not disappoint. They interact with the crowd, call on random people to participate and overall it’s just a fun experience. It is very loud and they do have flashing lights. Children under 3 are not allowed. I would recommend going with a big group to have fun but a date night would still be just as amazing!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Man Group Chicago

What is the show about?
To continue the element of surprise surrounding the Blue Man Group shows, you’ll just have to find out!

Is the show in English or using spoken word?
You’ll find that the Blue Men do not have a particular language. Non-English speaking individuals or those with hearing impairments find the show to be extremely fun!

What are box office hours?
The box office is located at 3133 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60657 and operates on the following schedule:

Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: Noon – 4:00 pm

*Box office hours are subject to change due to performance schedule.

Will my toddler enjoy the show?

Children under the age of three (3) are not allowed into the show. No matter the age, all guests must have a ticket to the show.

Can I buy tickets for a group of 10 or more?
Yes, but not on this site. You will need to contact the theater directly to book a reservation for 10 or more. Purchases for 10 or more seats will not be a valid purchase or honored on this site.

How long is the show?
The show runs approximately 90 to 105 minutes with no intermission.

How early can I arrive to the theatre?
We recommend that guests arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to show time.

Can I buy food and drink at the theatre?
Yes. Concessions are sold and can be consumed throughout the show.