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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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** CANCELED ** Theatre Tour

** CANCELED ** Theatre Tour

ongoing, various days and times

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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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** CANCELED ** Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

** CANCELED ** Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

12pm daily

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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: $18, Students & Military (valid ID required): $13, Children (12 & under) & Seniors (65 and older): $13. 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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** CANCELED ** Theatre Tour

** CANCELED ** Theatre Tour

Saturdays at 11am

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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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** CANCELED ** Pinocchio

** CANCELED ** Pinocchio

22nd August 2020, 2pm & 7pm

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What does it mean to be real? Inspired by the original Italian tale of 1883, this much-loved fairy tale follows the mischievous and charming wooden puppet, Pinocchio, as he pursues his dream of being a real boy. We accompany him as he learns the life-lessons that make one real. A perfect ballet for audiences of all ages, we celebrate his concluding realization that “I am who I am because I’m me.”

A & A BALLET invites you to its production of Pinocchio. Colorful costumes, tender characters, delightful storytelling: all work together to bring to life the story of the stumbling and endearing Pinocchio as he pursues an obstacle-filled adventure that, in the end, reminds us all that dreams can come true.

The production is child-friendly; it has two acts and lasts approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes, including a fifteen-minute intermission.

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