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Special Events in Chicago

Special Events in Chicago

This events guide features all the information we have on events in Chicago. The guide covers theatres featured on this website so you may wish to check local listings for any additional theatre tours available in Chicago. Enjoy your event!

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Auditorium Theatre

Theatre Tour (ongoing, various days and times)

Theatre Tour

Go behind the scenes of this National Historic Landmark, built by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, and view it as few do. Enjoy the radiant 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches, hundreds of Sullivan’s beautifully restored intricate stencil patterns, ornate gilded and bas-relief designs, and the endless floor and wall mosaics and murals by Charles Holloway and Albert Fleury.

The general tour schedule is: Mondays: 10:30am and Noon, Tuesdays: 5:30pm, Thursdays: 10:30am, however this is subject to change. Check the event website for the latest schedule.

Tour: $12 per person; Tour + Water or Soda: $15 per person; Tour + Beer or Wine: $20 per person (Tuesdays only).

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Chicago Theatre

Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour (12pm daily)

Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

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!

Tours run daily at 12pm and are one hour long. Ticket Prices: Adults: $15, Students and Military: $13, Children (12 & under): $10. Groups (10+): For more information on group tickets, call (312) 462-6332.

Tour content, prices, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

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CIBC Theatre

Theatre Tour (Saturdays at 11am)

Theatre Tour

Broadway In Chicago offers a public tour of our theatres every Saturday at 11am. Each tour visits two of our three theatres: the Oriental Theatre, the Cadillac Palace and the CIBC Theatre. The tour showcases the glittering vintage décor inspired by the foremost theatre designers of our time, who created through their designs in the French Renaissance styling. You will also learn about the cutting edge technology that makes each theatre the home to today’s most complex theatrical productions and the recent restorations that brought beauty and elegance back to these century-old theatres.

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Special Events information is provided on a best endeavors basis only. Information posted on this website was correct at the time of publication but details may have been modified after that date. You are therefore strongly encouraged to use the links provided for each event to confirm final details. This website is not responsible for any issues arising from incorrect information posted on these pages.

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