Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience the Civic Opera House beyond the footlights with backstage tours!

From the moment you enter the beautiful and impressive foyer, you’ll be in for a special, one-hour experience with an engaging Lyric docent who will give you behind-the-scenes insights into the vibrant world of grand opera. See the inside of the art-deco Ardis Krainik Theatre, enjoy an up-close-and-personal view of the orchestra pit where the acclaimed Lyric Orchestra plays, and then journey on to backstage destinations where you’ll learn about the vast array of skilled professionals who bring operatic stagecraft to life. Tours start and end in the Civic Opera House Rice Grand Foyer!

Tour tickets are $15 and may be purchased online (choose a date above) or at the Civic Opera House at 9:30am on tour dates.

Interested in dedicated student backstage tours for your classroom? Click here to learn more.  

Interested in group tours? E-mail groupsales@lyricopera.org to learn more about bringing your group to Lyric.

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