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commentOffered in: English


Get an insider’s look at Chicago’s architectural heritage during this 60-minute tour of Auditorium Theatre, a National Historic Landmark. Learn about the history of this 126-year old performance venue as you gaze in awe at the 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches, intricate wall mosaics, and painstakingly-restored stencil patterns. You’ll also learn about the numerous concerts, plays, operas, political conventions, and more that have graced its stage.
  • Explore Chicago's architectural heritage on a tour of the historic, 19th-century Auditorium Theatre
  • Wander through the interior of this National Historic Landmark constructed in 1886
  • Marvel at the theater's 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches and restored stencil patterns
  • Get a sense for historical events like the Great Chicago Fire and the Columbian Exposition of 1893
  • Discover the innovative building techniques and modern amenities first-pioneered in this landmark structure
  • Great excursion for architecture and history lovers
Meet up with your guide at your desired starting time at the theater’s box office lobby, located at 50 East Congress Parkway. Once you’ve arrived you’ll embark on a hour-long journey that winds its way through Chicago architecture, history and culture.
Learn about the famous architectural firm of Adler and Sullivan that built this 4,000-seat venue back in 1886. You’ll discover their daring attempt to redefine how such structures were built, designing what was at that point the tallest building in Chicago and one of the first to incorporate modern amenities like air conditioning and electric lights.
As you wander through the intricate design and artwork of this striking venue, gain new insights into its place in Chicago history. Your guide will explain the theater’s changing role during key Windy City events like the Great Chicago Fire, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, and the present day.
You’ll walk away from your visit with a newfound appreciation for Chicago’s rich architectural and artistic legacy.


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, Mar 2017

It was great time! There was small group which was nice. It was pleasure to hear the story of theatre. Just amazing

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