The Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

Chicago Theatre 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!*

Advance Ticket Sales:
Advance tickets are available for purchase online and by phone through Ticketmaster at the links above, as well as in-person at the venue.

Same-Day Ticket Sales:
To purchase same-day tickets, visit the Chicago Theatre Box Office located through the State Street front doors under the marquee. Box office lobby will be locked until the tour begins at 12:00. Tour Guide will process same-day ticket sales on the weekend inside lobby.

Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

Times & Prices

Tours run daily at:
12 PM
Tour lasts approximately 60 minutes*.

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 on:
October 27, November 12, November 28, November 29, November 30, December 1, December 7, December 8, December 14, December 25, January 1, January 12

Ticket Prices*:

Adults: $18

Children (12 & under), Seniors (65 and older), Students (with valid ID), and Military (with valid ID): $13

Group Sales
Groups (10+): please click here.

*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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