Private Paranormal Investigations

paranormal investigation orbs in auditorium

To Book A Tour

Contact the theatre to book a date.

Phone: (815) 758-1215

The historic Egyptian Theatre opened on December 10, 1929 and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The theatre has been operated and maintained by the non-profit organization Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. since 1978. Named as one of the top 20 architectural treasures in the State of Illinois and in the top 10 most haunted theatres in Illinois.

Once one of more than 100 Egyptian Theatres around the country, it is now 1 of only 7 left in the United States and the only one east of the Rocky Mountains. The theatre is still a full functioning performing arts center with over 180 different events every year including live events, private events and films.

The theatre offers Boo’ze and Spirits Flashlight Tours to the general public a few times a year and is the location of ongoing paranormal investigations. There are believed to be upwards of six paranormal entities in the Theatre. There is an extensive list of encounters that volunteers, staff, performers, the public, and other investigators have experienced in the theatre as well as pictures, recorded audio, and video.

Private Investigations are allowed full access to the theatre for investigation teams. A theatre representative will be on hand throughout the investigation to provide an initial building tour, history, and documentation of past experiences.


Investigations are allowed a four-hour block of time that must be complete by 2:00 AM and may be booked for any day of the week (depending on availability of the theatre and staff). Availability is typically limited due to a busy event calendar. Investigations must be booked at least 30 days in advance.


Private tours cost $60/person for a four-hour time. There is a minimum $300 cost if your group is smaller than 5 people. Any additional hours (beyond the four-hour block) are billed at $20/hour/person.


A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a date. The remaining balance is due no later than upon arrival at your investigation. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
The Egyptian Theatre has the right to change any of this information and rates at any time. All team members and participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before participating in the investigation. Participants must be 18 years of age and older or accompanied by a parent/guardian. Restrooms are available on site and free parking is available. Food and drinks are allowed in but must be properly disposed of. There is no outside alcohol allowed.