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  2. Illinois
  3. Chicago

The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

Product ID: 272387
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Go behind the scenes of Chicago's most-photographed venue. Admire up-close the grandiose architecture and walk the footsteps of its famous performers.
About this activity
Duration 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the landmark six-story “C-H-I-C-A-G-O” sign and marquee
  • Marvel at the grand and beautifully preserved architecture and painted murals
  • Learn about the history of the building, from its origins as a movie theater to a premiere events venue
  • See what the performers see, and feel what it might be like to perform for such a large audience
Full description
Explore the grandeur of The Chicago Theatre, which opened in 1921, on a 1-hour guided tour. Your guide will accompany you through the elegant lobby, sweeping staircase and the majestic auditorium, which is complete with murals above the stage and on the ceiling. During your visit, you will get access to various sections of the seven-story, 3,600-seat auditorium and an intimate view of the 29-rank Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, the first musical instrument having attained a city landmark status. 

Next, view artist signatures on the dressing room walls, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton and many more. You will finish your tour on a high and feeling like a star as you get the chance to stand on the famous Chicago Theatre stage. Once called “the Wonder Theatre of the World”, the Chicago Theatre hosts over 175 events a year, bringing together the world’s brightest stars and greatest productions.
Includes
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance fees

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Tour content is subject to change based on events in the building
• There is no stage or dressing room access on concert days
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