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

Julie Taylor
Lebanon, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very good show -"
February, 2018 NEW
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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Shansm
"Might as well..."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
Decided to attend show while on a business trip w/ husband. Show was entertaining and more than the colored drum show that is the expectation. Seating was much more ‘intimate’ than expected so pick seat accordingly and it is a somewhat interactive show so be prepared.
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Richie T
Chicago, Illinois
"Family Friendly Exciting Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2018 NEW
Took my sister and nephews to see the Blue Man group. It was funny, creative full of energy and fun show. It had lots of music which incorporated visual arts and colors. I really enjoyed that they involve the crowd into the fun and there was never a dull moment during the show. I definitely recommend as a family outing or even just to do something fun. I will definitely go again.
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markdK8285GD
"Anniversary Trip to Blue Man Group!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 04, 2018 NEW
Blue Man Group was AMAZING! We were front and center and were in the poncho zone! Not only was it funny but it was also artistic! Great time for the whole family! Would definitely love to see them again with our kids!!
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rdubi
Canton, Ohio
"We went with a 29 high school students and they had a great time."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2018 NEW
Not a high brow cultural experience, but appropriate for our group. The light up balls were really cool, and the constant movement was fun.
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jlh1989
Edgerton, Ohio
"So glad that we saw them!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2018 NEW
Seeing them was a highlight of our New Year's weekend trip to Chicago! My boys, 10 and 11, and I loved it! Great show, so talented!!! Don't miss seeing them if in town!
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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.