Blue Man Group in Chicago, IL

Briar Street TheatreBlue Man Group - ChicagoChicago, IL 60657
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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.



Reserve Chicago Customer Reviews

6 Reviews
Michelle S.
Warren, MI
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Hilarious and Entertaining!"
April, 2018 NEW
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 NEW
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
Verified Traveler
"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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Mike S
"Date Night"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
1st time for us seeing the Blue Man Group. I can say getting there early to park in the lot was worth the 15 bucks. Now for the show. We were located in the poncho area. They did provide us a poncho. But, truthfully where we were seated they weren't needed. Was the show entertaining? Yes it was. Was it what we expected? No. We truthfully expected the show to deal with paint. But we did still have fun. Is it worth seeing? Yeah it is.
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Rhonda R
Naperville, Illinois
"Fantastic Family Event"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2018 NEW
The Blue Man Group is a perfect show for the entire family to enjoy. We found the show very entertaining, and amazed at how they creatively included the audience in their show. It took the overall experience to the next level. We laughed and partied the entire show. We were also scared as hell that one of the blue men would pluck one of us out of the audience to join them onstage. Yes, the blue men jumps off the stage, and interact with the audience. They roam the audience looking for the perfect candidate to join them onstage for an impromptu performance. What’s scary & FUNNY, the blue men did reach my row, they looked me square in the eye; I froze, prayed and was slightly disappointed that I wasn’t chosen. Lol! We had a blast! The Blue Man Group rocks!!! 🌻🌻🌻
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Steven A
HINSDALE, United States
"A visual and Audio Explosion"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2018 NEW
Finally after many years of wanting to go ......it was worth the wait and especially fun going with the girls ......it did not disappoint. Very talented group with a lot of action ......kinda like a modern mime with a show based on current happenings.
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Michelle H
Novi, Michigan
"Fun for all ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 09, 2018 NEW
Our family, including a 9-and 12-year old thoroughly enjoyed the show. Lots of humor, audience interaction and music. My husband and I had seen the show about 15 years ago, before the rise of smartphones. Whiles they still perform some bits from many years ago, the show has been updated to be relevant to today's happenings, such as technology references. Our favorite part was the dance party at the end. Venue itself is intimate - recommend sitting on the main floor (not the balcony) to get the full experience.
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Wfsegirl
"Outstanding! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 08, 2018 NEW
This is a must see for any age that can sit (mostly😉) through a 90 minute show! Incredible humor, interaction, and talent. We were in town for a couple of days and are so glad we spent an evening with the blue man group, premium seating also well worth it but any seat is a good one.
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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.