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Chicago Theatre Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $15.00
Child (3-12) $10.00

The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour is an in-depth, guided tour of the legendary Chicago Theatre. Tour guides take you on a history-filled journey, from the building of the majestic venue in 1921 all the way to its present day incarnation as a premier concert and theatrical venue. If you’re a fan of classic theatre, this is a great behind-the-scenes look at one of the most famous historical venues in the country.

Not all famous theatres are located in Hollywood! The Chicago Theatre has been host to stars like Dolly Parton, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra, among many others. Go behind the scenes and experience one of the last standing movie palaces in the country. Walk on the iconic stage, see the celebrity-autographed backstage walls, explore the beautiful French Baroque Interiors, and view a historic photo display and much more. Today, Chicago is a city with a vibrant theatre scene – see where it all started!

The Go Chicago Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Chicago Theatre Tour tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

Enter through the State Street front doors under the marquee. Present your Pass at the Box Office to make a reservation and obtain a ticket for the tour.


Schedule is subject to change. Please visit The Chicago Theatre's website before booking your tour.


July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Chicago Theatre is closed for special events and no tours will be available on the following days: April 12, 13, and 29; May 13-15; June 11.


Stage access may be restricted due to performance schedules; tour hours and content subject to change.


175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Driving Directions

We are located in the downtown Loop area at 175 N. State Street between Lake Street and Randolph. From Lakeshore Drive, exit at Randolph. From Kennedy Expressway, take the East Ohio Exit

Public Transportation

CTA Red Line to the Lake Station; Brown, Green & Orange Line to the State & Lake Stop or the Blue Line to the Washington Stop

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Excellent tour
By Mare Verified Reviewer from Ottawa ON on
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Comments about Smart Destinations The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour:

The tour was fantastic - guide was knowlegable, interesting, funny and enthusiastic about the theatre and the history of this venue. I highly recommend to anyone interested in the history of Chicago, architecture or the theatre.

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Best Seat in the House!
By Jill from St. Louis, MO on

Comments about Smart Destinations The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour:

We learned some interesting facts about its history, sat in different areas of the theatre and saw the amazing collection of performers signatures in the stairway from backstage to the dressing room area -- wow!

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