Historic Theatre Tours

Oct 26, 2020-May 24, 2021


We are very excited to open our doors once again for our Historic Tours! Please take a look at the important info on the left for our safety guidelines at this time. 

Not in Chicago or ready to come back yet?  Scroll below for our 20-minute virtual tour, hosted by Auditorium Theatre CEO Rich Regan.

The Auditorium Theatre, designed by famed architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, opened on December 9, 1889, and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. Historic Tours take patrons behind the scenes and view it as few do. The tour includes legendary accounts of how and why the theatre was built; stories of the many artists who graced its historic stage; and a closer look at the brilliant 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches, hundreds of Sullivan’s beautifully restored intricate stencil patterns, the stained glass muses at the entrance, and murals by Charles Holloway and Albert Fleury.

Tours are apporximately 60 minutes in length.

Tour Ticket Price
Standard Tour — $15

Photo by Jean Reneé