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Chicago Theatre Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $18.00
Child (3-12) $13.00

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 Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Chicago Theatre Tour tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

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.

Please note: there is no Box Office attendant on weekends. Please enter through the State Street doors and wait in the Box Office lobby. The tour guide will check guests in promptly at noon.


Tours run daily at 12PM.


July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day., Visit their website for additional closures.


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

The Chicago Theatre is 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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