The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

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!*

*Please note, some areas of the theatre may be restricted based on performance schedules.

The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour will be closed Feb 9, Feb 10, Feb 17 and March 3.

Purchase tickets and enter the tour through the box office entrance on State Street. Please note that theatre doors in box office lobby will be locked until the tour begins at 12:00.

Times & Prices

Tours run daily at 12 p.m.* and are one hour long.

Please note tour content is subject to change based on events in the building. There is no stage or dressing room access on concert days.

The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour will be closed Dec 15, Dec 16, Jan 12, Jan 13, Feb 9, Feb 10, Feb 17 and March 3

Ticket Prices*:
Adults: $18
Students and Military: $13
Children (12 & under): $13
Groups (10+): $12. For more information on group tickets, call 312.462.6302

*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.

Getting There

175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
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‘L’ Train
From the  Line ‘L’ train, exit at Lake. From the     and  Line Express elevated lines, exit at State/Lake. From the  Line ‘L’, exit at Washington and walk one block east on Washington and one and a half blocks north on State Street.
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Take CTA buses 6, 10*, 29, 36, 62 and 146. Weekday rush periods only—buses 2 and 148. (*#10 operates daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day)
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