The Auditorium Theatre, designed by famed architects Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, opened on December 9, 1889, and was 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, stained glass muses at the entrance, and murals by Charles Holloway and Albert Fleury.
Please note: COVID-19 safety measures are in place at all times while in the building including wearing masks over mouth and nose and social distancing between households. The theatre has increased cleaning efforts, including high-touch areas like railings and elevator buttons. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building.
Limit of 15 people per tour. Tours are approximately 80-90 minutes in length.
WHEN: New tour dates announced through August 22 - click here for availability.
VIRTUAL TOUR: A 20-minute Virtual Historic Tour is also available and hosted by Auditorium Theatre CEO Rich Regan. Click here to watch!
About The Auditorium Theatre
The Auditorium Theatre, located at 50 E Ida B Wells Dr at Roosevelt University in Chicago, is an Illinois not-for-profit organization committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to all of Chicago and beyond as The Theatre for the People. The organization also is committed to the continued restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark.
For more information visit AuditoriumTheatre.org.