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4.7 / 5 Rated by 222 members
Review from Noredia Alile
Red Velvet 101 events 61 reviews

Interesting tour. Informative host.

reviewed Sep 11 2012 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 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 Goldstar Member
11 events 2 reviews

Absolutely loved the "insiders" tour of the Chicago Theatre. I would recommend it to anyone interested in history, architecture, or Chicago in general. Also a way to get a good behind the scenes look at a venue where I often attend shows.

reviewed Jun 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Leigh
9 events 2 reviews

This is a wonderful tour for anyone interested in Chicago archetecture and theater. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and we spent almost 90 minutes exploring all parts of the theater. It was so much fun to stand on stage and think about...continued

reviewed Jun 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
6 events 1 review

I used to go to the Chicago Theatre to watch the movies, when I was younger. I took the beauty of the theatre for granted. It was so great learn the history of the theatre and to actually look and learn about the beautiful architecture.

I would...continued

reviewed Jul 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from mrs073
2 events 1 review

My friend and I took our 11 yr. old daughters to this. They both love theater productions and we thought this would be different to do. We were not disappointed! The tour lasts about 1 hr. and you get the history of the magnificant theater and...continued

reviewed Jun 28 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from rita
Red Velvet 120 events 104 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 RC
Red Velvet 48 events 38 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
131 events 65 reviews

Terrific tour guide made the experience lots of fun.

reviewed Aug 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from emily charles
90 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 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 Kay
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
38 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
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