The Loop

See a Silk Road Rising Production in Chicago’s Historic Downtown.


Silk Road Rising is located in the Loop, an iconic section of Chicago and the heart of downtown, boasting the tallest buildings in Chicago's skyline and much of the city's finest architecture.

A prime tourist destination, the Loop originally got its name from the looping route of streetcars that served as the transit hub of early downtown Chicago, but the name has come to be defined by today’s looping route of elevated train tracks.

If you've never been to the Windy City, begin by exploring some of the best things to do in Chicago’s Loop. From an architecture cruise along the Chicago River, to viewing the city’s world-class collection of public art, to dining on fine cuisine or tasty street fare, the Loop’s attractions are enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

Chicago Theatre District - Chicago Theatre

Chcago Theatre

The Loop is Chicago’s officially designated Chicago Theater District, making this downtown area a prime destination for live performance and family-friendly theater.  The area features some of Chicago's most iconic venues such as the Chicago Theatre, The Oriental Theatre, The Goodman Theatre and The Cadillac Theatre among many others, including Silk Road Rising. Visit Choose Chicago for event and ticket information.


Grant Park Chicago - Buckingham Fountain

Grant park

Proudly referred to as Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park is a public park, 319 acres located in Chicago’s Loop. The park includes Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus. Grant Park's centerpiece is the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain, built in 1927 to provide a monumental focal point while protecting the park's breathtaking lakefront views. The park also hosts some the city's largest food and music festivals.

Chicago Architecture Foundation

chicago architecture foundation

The Chicago Architecture Foundation is the leading organization devoted to celebrating and promoting Chicago as a center of architectural innovation. As Chicago’s forum for the exchange of ideas on urban design, CAF inspires people to participate in the building of vibrant communities and to demand the highest standard in urban design. CAF awakens young people to achieve their potential through the discovery of architecture, engineering and design.  Visit CAF for information on tours and events.