2016-2017 Development Season

Guild Board Backstage Tours


Guild Board Backstage Tours


Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you on the 2017 edition of Backstage Tours presented by The Guild Board of Directors!

Explore the complexity of opera production behind the curtain of Lyric Opera of Chicago. Your two-and-half hour, 10-stop walking tour will be guided by professional staff and trained volunteers, peppered with interesting discussions and demonstrations by experts in various staging areas, from makeup and wardrobe, to props and scenery, to the orchestra pit. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017


We offer two types of experience:

VIP Premier tours: 
Groups of 10-12 depart between 10:30 am and 10:50 am. The walk-through is followed by a luncheon that includes an additional lecture and opportunity for a question and answer session with a Lyric insider. $150 per person (includes luncheon, $70 tax deductible)

Classic Tours: Classic tours consist of a group size 20-22, departing within half-hour time slots between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. $45 per person. Boxed lunches are available by reservation for an additional $15 per person. 

Group tours are available for parties of 15 or more at a rate of $40 per person; call 312-827-5626.

Due to tour length, tours are not recommended for children under 10 years old. Since this is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes and contact us with any special needs. 

TOUR STOPS: 
- Mezzanine Boxes  
- Larry and Barbara Field Orchestra Pit
- Props Room 
- Catwalk 
- Wardrobe & Costumes 
- Wigs and Makeup 
- Chorus
- Armory 
- Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Family Rehearsal Center and Artist Dressing Rooms 
- Scenery Handling Facility 
- Lighting 
- The Ken Pigott Stage

To RSVP online, click one of the dates above. 

Phone: 312-827-5626
Email: backstagetours@lyricopera.org

The 2017 Backstage Tours Exclusive Sponsor: Amy and Paul Carbone

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