Student Backstage Tours - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Student Backstage Tours

Tours of the Civic Opera House for students in grades 3 to 12 

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A backstage tour of the historic Civic Opera House is a wonderful introduction to the world of opera. Tours also complement and add relevancy to any and all of Lyric’s other education programs.                     

Discover the inner workings of a world-class opera company under the direction of guides whose training centers on teaching through engagement - questioning, discussion, and problem solving - and tailoring each tour to the unique qualities of each student group. As students explore the facility, they are also exploring the myriad elements that combine to create a grand opera performance and the vast array of professional skills involved. They see places and things that most Lyric patrons only dream of seeing, and they leave the tour with lasting insider knowledge about the world of opera.

New! Bus Scholarships
Lyric Unlimited's Bus Scholarship program offers field trip busing assistance to qualifying Chicago Public Schools. To apply, please check the appropriate box on your order form.


2015/16 Tour Dates

$6 per person
Tours are approximately 80 minutes long, and run from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
At least 12 people are needed to book a tour group, 1 to 2 chaperones per group are required
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  • October 26
  • November 12 
  • November 17
  • December 10
  • January 15 
  • January 27
  • January 28
  • February 9
  • February 16
  • March 4
  • March 8
  • March 11
  • March 16

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Student Backstage Tours are supported by the John Edelman and Suzanne Krohn, Daniel T. Manoogian, and the Shirley and Benjamin Gould Endowment Fund.