Backstage Tours at Lyric Opera

  • Location - Lyric Opera House

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.

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July 2019

Friday

07/12

10:00 AM

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Friday

07/12

12:00 PM

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Friday

07/19

10:00 AM

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Friday

07/19

12:00 PM

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Friday

07/26

10:00 AM

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Friday

07/26

12:00 PM

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August 2019

Friday

08/09

10:00 AM

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Friday

08/09

12:00 PM

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Friday

08/16

10:00 AM

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Friday

08/16

12:00 PM

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Friday

08/30

10:00 AM

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September 2019

Friday

09/06

10:00 AM

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Friday

09/13

10:00 AM

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October 2019

Monday

10/14

10:00 AM

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Thursday

10/31

10:00 AM

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November 2019

Wednesday

11/13

10:00 AM

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Saturday

11/23

10:00 AM

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December 2019

Saturday

12/07

10:00 AM

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Monday

12/09

10:00 AM

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February 2020

Monday

02/17

10:00 AM

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Saturday

02/29

10:00 AM

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March 2020

Wednesday

03/04

10:00 AM

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June 2020

Friday

06/05

12:00 PM

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Friday

06/05

2:00 PM

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Friday

06/12

12:00 PM

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Friday

06/12

2:00 PM

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Friday

06/19

12:00 PM

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Friday

06/19

2:00 PM

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Student Tours

Bring your student group to learn more about the arts in a setting where questions and dialogue are encouraged.

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Directions & Parking

Information on how to get to the Lyric Opera House and where to park for your backstage tour.

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