The Riviera Theatre is a concert venue in the north side of Chicago, Illinois. The theatre is located in the Uptown section of the city, at the intersection of Lawrence, Broadway and Racine. The area has several notable theaters, including the Aragon Ballroom, which is only 0.2 miles away. Built in 1917, the Rapp and Rapp designed building served as a movie theater, but became a private nightclub in 1986. Today, it serves as a venue for many popular acts, both local and national.