Noble Horse Theatre presents Chicago's Only Horse Performance Dinner theatre in historic Old Town. The Noble Horse Theatre is located in Chicago 's last remaining Riding Hall. This historic site was built in 1871 after the Great Chicago Fire. The facility stabled as many as 60 coach and riding horses as well as hansom cabs and carriages for local Chicagoans when horses were still a necessity for everyday life.
In 1922, major renovations took places transforming the facility into an elegant riding academy. The facility operated as Lakeshore Stables through 1972 offering horse boarding, performances, and trail riding through Lincoln Park . Riders would ride into Lincoln Park via Schiller Street where trails would go as far North as Foster Street (approximately 10 miles of trails). From 1972 until the early 1980s, the site stood empty and the building began falling into disrepair.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the stables were used as a riding academy once again. By 1998, the already deteriorating facility was in dire need of repairs or otherwise the site needed to be demolished.
In 2000, with the help of Friends of the Stables, a grant from the City of Chicago , and an investment from Noble Horse, a massive renovation took place. The historic site was returned to its 1922 era riding and performance hall under the name Noble Horse Theatre. Horse shows now take place year round at this climate controlled facility. The barn now stables horses used for both the show and for Michigan Avenue carriages.
It took a tremendous effort to rehabilitate this unique Riding Hall and it requires ongoing upkeep. Donations are always appreciated to help keep Noble Horse Theatre going
Enter our castle, step back in time and experience the beauty and grace of our elegant dancing horses.
Noble Horse Theatre is located in a renovated stable that dates back to 1871, with a seating capacity of 300 people.
Great food and drink, skilled riders and riding feats.
1410 N. Orleans St.