The Aragon Ballroom
Then & Now
With its extraordinary architectural design and aesthetics, the Aragon Ballroom is one of Chicago’s premier live entertainment venues. The Aragon Ballroom Chicago was built in 1926 by brothers William and Andrew Karzas, and at a cost of $2 million (considering the price of admission was only ninety cents). The most elaborate venues of its time, soon after its opening, the Aragon Ballroom was called "the most beautiful ballroom in the world. It was designed to replicate a Spanish palace courtyard with its"Crystal chandeliers, mosaic tiles, beautiful arches, extravagant balconies and terra-cotta ceilings combine to create a truly magnificent and unqiue venue in the Aragon Ballroom Chicago. But the venue is about much more than just fine trimmings.
Depending on the type of event, the Aragon Ballroom Chicago can be arranged to accommodate anywhere from 700 to 4,500 spectators - a flexibility which has enabled the Aragon Ballroom Chicago to book many major entertainment dates. Over the years, the Aragon Ballroom Chicago has played host to everything from concerts and movie/video productions, to wrestling and boxing matches, dances, television programs and various corporate and private events.