Now in its ninth year and one of the largest architecture festivals in the world, Open House Chicago will take place Saturday-Sunday, October 19-20, 2019. The weekend offers behind-the-scenes access to almost 350 sites in 38 neighborhoods, many rarely open to the public, including repurposed mansions, stunning skyscrapers, opulent theaters, exclusive private clubs, industrial facilities, cutting-edge offices and breathtaking sacred spaces. In addition to free access, Open House Chicago offers activities at various sites all weekend long, including cultural performances, kid-friendly activities, and more.
Highlights of FREE Programs Include:
- Open House Chicago’s Family Festival
- Live music performances including the World Premiere of a site-specific composition in partnership with Access Contemporary Music (ACM)
- Guided tours with special behind-the-scenes access
- Theatrical readings, staged presentations, and film/TV screenings