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The Chicago Theatre

175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
+1 312-462-6301
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Chicago's breath-taking National Landmark Theatre hosts concerts, comedians, theatrical productions and special events every year. The 3,600 seat auditorium is seven stories high, and the vertical "C-H-I-C-A-G-O," sign is one of the few such signs in existence today. A symbol of State Street and Chicago, the marquee is a landmark in itself, as is the Wurlitzer pipe organ. Patrons can also go behind-the-scenes on their educational venue tour, which runs a few times a week.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
175 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601-3623
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-462-6301
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On a hot afternoon in Chicago we chose to tour the Chicago Theatre. Great AC Loved our guide Richard He brought the theatre to life / you felt like you were there as the owners and architects designed and built this magnificent building Tour took...More

Thank 921_LsW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised by how much my boyfriend and I loved this tour. Our guide was unique because he had worked at the theatre throughout his career doing different jobs. Along with the more well known history our guide provided us with stories of his...More

1  Thank Erin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For movie buffs, the Marquee Tour of the Chicago Theatre is a must! As our excellent docent explained, this is the theatre that built Paramount Pictures, and its restoration is a testament to Chicago's love of movie moguls Balaban & Katz. The fact that it...More

2  Thank Jon from Dallas
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Great venue for concerts. The theater has been beautifully restored. The staff are friendly and very helpful. I try to find a show at the Chicago Theatre whenever I plan a trip the city. Hope to be back.

1  Thank TravelWell16
Reviewed 12 June 2017

My wife wanted to do this and I was lukewarm to the idea due to my lack oof appreciation for this remarkable gem. This tour goes off at noon and for $18 its is well worth it for 60 - 90 minutes of interesting facts,...More

1  Thank PartzUnknown
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We planned a weekend around the Norah Jones concert and it was a great one. The theatre though aging doesn't have bad seats. The staff are number one. They work hard to make sure you find your way and have a good time. Everyone is...More

1  Thank D J
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I went here yesterday for a concert of Norah Jones and the place is popping and an awesome venue for events such as that. Love the atmosphere.

1  Thank jordansbulls
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Went for the jagged edge, monica, kci and jojo concert a couple weeks ago. Good sound system and seating in the front of the balcony. Needed more bathrooms and only had 2 bars but its not a big place so it was ok. Hard to...More

Thank hisdab4eva
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A wonderful hour of seeing all the sights inside the Chicago Theater. A must do when in the city. Awesome.

1  Thank kmgIL
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The hour tour at noon each day at the Chicago Theater is outstanding. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I can't believe this theater survived and is now thriving. It is beautiful inside. The backstage tour is unique since each entertainer that performs there...More

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flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Larissa S
20 February 2017|
Response from Hirlsa H | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Marque tour??? I do not know which tour you mean. We did the theater tour. Not for little kids though.
17 December 2016|
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Response from MrsBaum | Reviewed this property |
Google Hamilton and I'm sure it will come up.