Auditorium Theatre's 130th Birthday Celebration Open House

Dec 9, 2019


Open House: 4-7PM

The National Historic Landmark theatre, which officially opened on December 9, 1889, has been a Chicago institution for 130 years. You’re invited to celebrate this milestone anniversary at a FREE Open House! Take a historic theatre tour, pose for a picture at a photo booth with an Auditorium Theatre-themed backdrop; sketch and take photos of the theatre; bring the kids for free popcorn and coloring; grab a drink at the bar; and enter a raffle for a chance to win free tickets to a future Auditorium Theatre performance. Photographs, program books, and posters from the theatre’s archives will also be on display.

Pre-registration is sold out, but no ticket is needed to attend. Please join us anytime between 4-7PM!

  • Historic Theatre Tours, led by an expert Auditorium Theatre tour guide
  • Self-guided tours, with photo opportunities and scavenger hunt clues to be found along the way
  • A photo booth with an Auditorium Theatre backdrop and props
  • Coloring and sketching areas
  • Raffle to win free tickets to an Auditorium show!
  • A birthday toast to the Auditorium @ 6PM with champagne and a special birthday cake created just for the Auditorium by Eli’s Cheesecake!

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