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4.7 / 5 Rated by 227 members
Review from rita
Red Velvet 123 events 108 reviews

This is a really fun tour. Derek, who said he was a house manager, gave the tour, and he knew a lot about the building and its history. It was fun to see the walls where all the performers for the last 50 years have signed their names, and it...continued

reviewed Jun 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Noredia Alile
Red Velvet 102 events 61 reviews

Interesting tour. Informative host.

reviewed Sep 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from RC
Red Velvet 49 events 39 reviews

Very informative and friendly presentation. Got a chance to see first hand a beautiful theater with a storied past.

reviewed Oct 23 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from newengland
Red Velvet 76 events 28 reviews

The hour sped quickly by, thanks to our engaging and energetic guide, Hilary. We were amazed to learn tidbits about the history of the Chicago Theater, and to view its amazing architecture - now restored to how it appeared in 1921 - as we...continued

reviewed Dec 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from chino_14
Red Velvet 28 events 9 reviews

Very good info about the theater, watching the hall signed by everyone that has played there was great

reviewed Sep 18 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from jamanvan
Red Velvet 14 events 3 reviews

Great tour led by Derek, the house manager. He has a great understanding of the theater and the history behind it.

reviewed Sep 07 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jen Aginian
125 events 103 reviews

It was informative & interesting. There were details you would never know, if you had not done this tour (it is a beautiful building). Since there were no shows at the time, were able to go backstage (there are many signatures & "embellishments"...continued

reviewed Sep 22 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Drama Queen
132 events 66 reviews

Terrific tour guide made the experience lots of fun.

reviewed Aug 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from emily charles
91 events 49 reviews

This was a fun tour of the historic Chicago Theater led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide who will answer all of your questions. You will see everything from in front and in back of the stage including dressing rooms.
The theater is...continued

reviewed Jul 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from TheatrePatron
71 events 37 reviews

a broad and thorough introduction to a landmark, historic building. Popu.lar history, gossipy anecdotes, star stories and autographs, architectural insights, movie and live performance history from 1921 to the present. Includes on stage,...continued

reviewed Jul 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from JohnM
60 events 33 reviews

The building is fascinating and impressive to see and tour. Our guide, Hillary, was outstanding.

reviewed Sep 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Myrna Kersten Nudelman
55 events 31 reviews

very interesting

reviewed Sep 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Rita Rhodes
52 events 26 reviews

Very interesting tour. The Chicago Theater has a very rich history, and the architecture is beautiful. It was fun to stand on the stage and to see the backstage area with all the celebrity signatures. Derek was a very fun and informative tour...continued

reviewed Aug 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Lois Roewade
72 events 24 reviews

Very interesting tour and had a very good tour guide. Would definitely recommend this to anyone! Lots of interesting history and fun facts.

reviewed Jul 26 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Alan Eddington
39 events 19 reviews

This landmark in Chicago's Loop came alive as our expert guide revealed so many treasures about the buildings design, construction, renovations and programs over its long and storied history! The tour provided us with access to many of the...continued

reviewed Aug 30 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Katryna Kvetka
59 events 17 reviews

The tour was awesome! The theater itself is such a beauty, a symbol of this city. It was amazing to see it from the scene as if I were one of the performers, sit in the room where Sinatra used to prepare himself for the show. Great tour guide -...continued

reviewed Jan 19 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from gabe Kalchbrenner
33 events 16 reviews

we loved the tour.!!! we live here & were in the company of out of towners we were so delighted at our guide and how knowledgeable she was and held our interest the whole tour. This is a must do!!! It is a beautiful theater with so much...continued

reviewed Sep 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael J.
53 events 14 reviews

Chris was an excellent tour guide and I really enjoyed hearing Lee Mahoney play the theater's organ. We were in every part of the theater---mezzanine, balcony,main floor, stage, dressing room and lobbies.

reviewed Aug 27 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Dee
24 events 13 reviews

I had a wonderful tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, made it interesting and fun. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of the theater.

reviewed Feb 15 2016 report as inappropriate
Review from MAUI GIRL CHGO
19 events 13 reviews

What a fun and interesting tour for both Chicago residents and tourists alike. I have been at the Chicago Theater for films in the 70's and for many stage shows and concerts in past years. I will never look at the theater the same after this...continued

reviewed Dec 15 2012 report as inappropriate
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