Student Backstage Tours

Due to the ongoing health crisis, Student Backstage Tours are on hiatus until further notice. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about this program for students in anticipation of when it will return in a future season. To learn more about  Lyric Unlimited - Learning & Creative Engagment 2020/21 programs, please visit us here.

Student Backstage Tours offer students in grades 3-12 a chance to journey through the various production areas at the Lyric Opera House, and to learn about the myriad elements that combine to create a grand opera performance. Students gain insights into the vast array of professional skills involved, see places and things that most Lyric patrons only dream of seeing, and leave the tour with lasting insider knowledge about the world of opera.

At least 10 people are needed to book a tour, and one to two chaperones are required per group. Tours are approximately 80 minutes long per group, and are accessible to visitors using a wheelchair or walker, and to other guests who need to avoid stairs. Additional accommodations are available upon request for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Guide and service animals are allowed along the tour.

For additional questions regarding tour accessibility, please contact

Lyric Unlimited - Learning & Creative Engagement Sponsors

The Beaubien Family

The Grainger Foundation

Robert and Evelyn McCullen

Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc.

Rose L. Shure and Sidney N. Shure

Wintrust Community Banks

Anonymous Donor

Photo: Jaclyn Simpson