Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Historic Chicago Theatre

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  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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Activity Highlights
Visit: The Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623

Behind-the-scenes look at Chicago’s legendary theater

History-filled journey with a professional theater guide

Stunning 1920s French-Baroque interiors

Walls signed by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Dolly Parton

Grand lobby & sweeping staircase setting immersive scene

Duration: 1 hour

Visit: The Loop, 701 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2108

Located on North State Street in the Loop area of Chicago,

Duration: 1 hour

Activity Details
Go on a history-filled journey, from the inception of this majestic venue in 1921, all the way to its present-day incarnation as a premiere entertainment venue. The Marquee Tour encompasses historical and architectural highlights of the building, including the grand lobby, sweeping staircase and majestic auditorium. Tour guests have the chance to stand on the famous Chicago Theatre stage, plus view artist signatures on the dressing room walls, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton and so many more!
**Please note, some areas of the theatre may be restricted based on performance schedules.
Departure & Return
Departure PointThe Chicago Theatre, 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623 Departure Time12:00 PM
What's Included
  • Guided tour of The Chicago Theatre
  • Access to exclusive areas inside the theater
  • Free Wi-Fi inside the building
  • Entry/Admission - The Chicago Theatre
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Tours run daily at 12:00pm
  • Tour content is subject to change. When events or rehearsals are in progress, there may be limited access to the stage and backstage areas
  • Tours are first come first served and subject to availability. Visit to see list of closures
  • Vouchers are redeemed at the Box Office. Please note the Box Office lobby is closed on weekends. Please wait inside the lobby and a tour guide will check guests in and redeem vouchers approximately 15 minutes before the tour
  • Voucher must be exchanged for a timed ticket
  • Tour lasts approximately one hour
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveler Reviews

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  • I've lived in Chicago all my life but never took this tour before. Our guide was excellent, knowledgable, funny and tried to get to know each of us on the tour. He knows the theater well. He's a little hazy on Chicago history dates: when the Lake Street el and State Street subway were built. But overall a good job.

  • The theatre is absolutely beautiful! Outlet tour guide, Hillary was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a wonderful time.

  • I gave the tour 4 stars because the building is an icon that you must see. Our tour guide was fun and up tempo. The only downside was the security measures. It kind of set of the tone wrong. It was either a bit much, or if required a worry as too what could happen on the tour...

  • I was so disappointed that when i arrived the venue, it had a sign showing that ‘The tour was cancelled due to private event’ No information from viator before. However, when I searched the official website, such information was shown on their web already. Finally, had spend some time dealing with Viator to get my refund.

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$18 USD
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