We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arcada Theatre

105 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1927
+1 630-962-7000
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Cool Experience

It's hard to believe this theater is local. Surrounded by all the shops, bars, etc in downtown... read more

Reviewed yesterday
620carlk
,
Saint Charles, Illinois
Not a bad seat in the house

Glamorous venue from days gone by, filled with many of your favorites from the past. Great space... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
skeldani
,
Saint Charles, Illinois
Read all 184 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great venue” (20 reviews)
“the owner” (14 reviews)
“main floor” (8 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
LOCATION
105 E Main St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-1927
CONTACT
Website
+1 630-962-7000
Write a Review
Reviews (184)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 183 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

It's hard to believe this theater is local. Surrounded by all the shops, bars, etc in downtown Saint Charles, this place can't go wrong by location alone, but when you step in, it's like going back in time a bit. The theater itself is very...More

Thank 620carlk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glamorous venue from days gone by, filled with many of your favorites from the past. Great space to get close to performers and great acoustics too.

Thank skeldani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are huge fans of Arcada Theater- tonight we experienced the new "speakeasy" on the 3rd floor- an intimate 20s inspired music/dining venue- wow impressed! They have authenticity down pat- decor / employee costumes- great entertainment - tonight Nick Bell - a talented guitarist and...More

Thank ronnykimmy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful Moroccan-themed theater was constructed in the 1920s by local benefactor Edward J. Baker. Vaudeville and silent movies, accompanied by music from a huge pipe organ that rose from the floor, were the earliest productions. Soon, first run motion pictures became the regular bill...More

Thank CaveCreekChump
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theater has some great live shows for everyone. They have oldies, hard rock and everything in between. Parking is free in lots near by and lots of restaurants in St. Charles which I am sure are happy that this venue is doing well and...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theater has been around since 1926 and has all the ambiance of the old beautiful theaters of the past. It now accommodates regular venues of entertainers on an almost nightly basis. It is now the proud owner of a 3rd floor 20's Bistro with...More

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arcada is a great place for a show with some awesome headliners. I have seen 10,000 Maniacs, Ted Nugent, and Toto to name a few. All the seats are good. Classic older Venue that does need some updates, but the sound is good and I...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't had the opportunity to see a show here yet, you're really missing out. This place is a blast!!!! Ron brings in some great acts and makes everyone feel very welcome. It's small and intimate, which makes for a great show. Make sure...More

Thank Hawksfanatic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second time at the Arcada. This time was for TOTO. They have been together for 40 years and they act and sound as good as when they started. They played a full 2 hour set. The Arcada is great for concerts. The...More

Thank 269knc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the variety of shows at this theater. Lots of great acts from days past. We saw Pat Travers here last Saturday night, and he put in a great show! Before he came out they were showing on the 3 large screens upcoming shows...More

Thank KernBaker
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Town House Books and Cafe
192 reviews
.16 km away
La ZaZa Trattoria
199 reviews
.20 km away
The Office
136 reviews
.08 km away
Wok N Fire
126 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Downtown St. Charles
74 reviews
.09 km away
Pottawatomie Park
31 reviews
.91 km away
St. Charles Public Library
10 reviews
.37 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
harleyglide
13 February 2017|
Answer
Response from Barbara M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, walk over the bridge on the Fox River (1 block west) and you see Zsa Zsa's Italian Restaurant. Has good food, great drinks and a super nice long bar.
0
Votes
Michael S
9 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Amy M | Reviewed this property |
When I went this past September, I found a parking garage down the street. It was easy to walk to and from the garage. It didn't cost me to park there.
1
Vote
Iamtoofancy
1 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from TreedDesPlaines | Reviewed this property |
There is no smoking in the theatre. People can smoke outside 15 feet from the door.
0
Votes