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4.7 / 5 Rated by 221 members
Review from Jay

I had never been inside the theatre and it was beautiful. The tour was great and the employee was friendly, funny and delivered interesting stories and educational history. Considering doing it again.

reviewed Nov 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Marc_Leinbach

Our guide was very good, very informative tour. Recommend it to tourists or those of us who live in the Chicago area. Loved seeing all the signatures in the dressing room

reviewed Jan 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Julie Valkanet

Totally worth going! Just seeing this majestic theater with no crowds was amazing. We even went onstage where my friend did a tap dance! Great, must see for everyone. The tour guide was very good and had plenty of info and history to share.

reviewed Mar 01 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Magellen

A friend thought this might be interesting and I went along without much enthusiasm BUT it was really cool! There were lots of interesting stories and behind the scene looks...a good value!

reviewed Apr 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bill G

Excellent tour; enthusiastic guide and commentary. (Our guide was the House Mgr.)
Highly recommend this. (Approx. 70-80 minute tour).

reviewed Mar 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Extremely interesting tour of the Historic Chicago Theatre. The backstage tour was exceptional. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A great way to spend 1-1/2 hour or so.

reviewed Jan 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Fascinating architectural jewel presented thoughtfully, courteously and professionally.

reviewed Jul 26 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from C. Connell

The tour director was delightfully informative about the history of the Chicago Theater and made the tour most enjoyable. The
Interior still looks as good as it did in1986 when I went to see
Liza and Sammy Davis, Jr. I was delighted to be able...continued

reviewed Jan 14 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from paulette cary

This is a "not to miss" tour for out-of-towners as well as Chicago natives.
The docent gave us a wealth of information about this historic building and the entertainers who performed there. He was very personable, helpful and informative.

reviewed Feb 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

This was my second time on this tour: this time I brought out of town guests who loved it. Very informative and lively tour. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and charming. A great way to spend a couple hours.

reviewed Mar 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol Miller-Krivickas

Very informative and entertaining. Well worth going to, the Chicago Theatre is a real gem!!

reviewed Jul 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Very interesting facts and tid bits about show business, actors, actresses and the rich history of Chicago!

reviewed Jun 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol

An extremely informative tour, made extremely interesting and enjoyable by our tour guide.

reviewed Mar 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from MSepanik

Anyone interested in either history, theater, or architecture will appreciate this tour. You get to take pictures and see areas where you don't normally get to see while at the theater. I highly recommend it.

reviewed Dec 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

excellent presentation and tour of the chicago theater

reviewed Jun 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

I was having trouble walking, because of a bad knee, but still I enjoyed it. I have been to the "Chicago Theater," many times but never behind the scenes. There are few secrets, and even for the seasoned Chicago Area Veteran - I did learn a few...continued

reviewed Feb 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from toscasmom

I wasn't expecting much before this tour and to my surprise and delight the house manager gave us an outstanding and enthusiastic tour filled with many great stories. When asked how he could keep this material so fresh he admitted that theater...continued

reviewed Mar 08 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from carole stephens

Mimi was an excellent guide for the hour. Group of 62 people was a bit large - she said it was a record. But I didn't feel she skimped on info. Have lived in Chicago for 35 years, and learned some things I didn't know - and it's a stunning...continued

reviewed Dec 28 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda Meyer Klette

The tour was delightful. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. The theater building is beautiful & it was fun to learn about the history and explore the building at a more leisurely pace, without being surrounded by a large crowd. A tour...continued

reviewed Jun 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathy Tucker

This was a fantastic outing. Our tour guide Derek was very good.

reviewed Jan 07 2012 report as inappropriate