2018-2019 Events Season

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

Book your backstage tour date now!

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 Lyric Opera House Rice Grand Foyer!

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online, by calling 312-827-5600, or by visiting Lyric's box office. A limited number of walk-up tickets are available on tour days, which may be purchased at the Lyric Opera House starting at 9:30am, space permitting. Call ahead to check availability.

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

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