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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Historic Chicago Theatre

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Historic Chicago Theatre

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Tour the historic Chicago Theater, a must-see city landmark, with a guide providing in-depth commentary. You'll get the most out of your visit by traveling with a guide and get access to some areas of the theater that the public never sees. Learn about its architecture, history, and famous performers throughout the years.
  • Guided tour lets you make the most of your visit
  • See parts of the theater not open to the general public
  • Listen to commentary on the theater's architecture and history
  • Tick this must-visit landmark in Chicago off your list
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Guided tour of The Chicago Theatre
Access to exclusive areas inside the theater
Free Wi-Fi inside the building
The Chicago Theatre , 175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
12:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY The Madison Square Garden Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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21 Reviews
3 stars

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Just Spectacular
, Feb 2020
Tour guide was excellent and the Theatre is just amazing. From the history to the breathtaking details of its structure, it is a must see on your trip to Chicago!
A lot more fun than expected!
, Nov 2019
It was a fun tour. My friend and I enjoyed learning the history of the Chicago theatre and seeing beautiful theatre interior decoration. It was a lot more fun than we expected!
The tour was cancelled!!
Lily N
, Oct 2019
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.
Beautiful Building
, Sep 2019
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...
Chicago Theater
Thomas J
, Sep 2019
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.
Europe in Chicago
, Aug 2019
The theatre is absolutely beautiful! Outlet tour guide, Hillary was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a wonderful time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Suggestion for next
, Oct 2019
No pudimos pisar el escenario ni entrar a los camerinos, es lo mas importante del teatro, tampoco nos permitieron tomar fotos. Terrible
1 traveler found this review helpful

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