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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 5 days ago via mobile

Wow!! Chicago Theatre is a gorgeous theatre. I was fortunate to take my mother out to see Bronzeville The Musical. The staircase, seats, carpet, lighting and more; they were a breathe taking. This was first time visiting the Chicago Theatre. At first I wasn't sure...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sign on this theathe is the most legendary sign the city.you should have a picture with it, find it on N State str.

Thank marian l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was a great experience. Typically they only offer one tour a day at noon, and I would suggest getting your tickets early (stop by the box office in the morning or a few days before you plan to do the tour) as it...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We saw Idina Menzel from the 4th Balcony, which, surprisingly, did not feel all that far away. There are no sight line issues here - no chandeliers hanging in the way and no intrusive columns. It's just a great historic venue, with great acoustics. Idina...More

Thank mswtravels71
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This theater is absolutely gorgeous. It amazes me how beautiful it was. It's comparable to the Fox theater in St. Louis Missouri. It's a must see .

Thank messmer123
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I came back with several family members to tour the Chicago Theatre after having a great tour here two years ago. The venue is fantastic! That is the reason it gets four stars. The tour guide, Hilary, was less than knowledgeable on many important facts...More

3  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 23 July 2017 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 29 June 2017 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 25 June 2017

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 18 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
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
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
21 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.
18 December 2016|
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Response from MrsBaum | Reviewed this property |
Google Hamilton and I'm sure it will come up.