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Wait Wait... for The House!


Host of the show, and House Board Member, Peter Sagal and show announcer Bill Kurtis celebrate Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!’s 20th birthday, this year!

On November 1st, House Board Member Peter Sagal, host of the popular weekly news quiz on National public Radio, welcomes The House’s supporters to a live taping of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! 

First, come to Rosebud Prime for a drink and heavy appetizers with The House’s staff, board, and artists. At 7PM, head directly across the street to the Chase Bank Auditorium for the show. Immediately after, head back to Rosebud for a nightcap with Peter and the cast. Added bonus! This year is the 20th anniversary of the show!


Single Tickets - $165

Group of 8 - $1,300

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5:00 PM
Pre-show toast and hor d'oeuvres
Rosebud Prime, 1 S. Dearborn Street.

7:00 PM
Doors open for taping of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Chase Bank Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn Street.

9:30 PM
Post-show nightcap with Peter Sagal and the cast of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Rosebud Prime, 1 S. Dearborn Street.


Suggested Attire:
Business casual

Getting there
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Blue Line Monroe stop is just outside Chase Tower.

PARKING: There is no official parking.
The Millennium Park Garage ($29), the Self Park on Madison ($40) are nearby parking lots.
Or, take advantage of valet parking at Rosebud Prime ($20 for the full evening). 

GETTING TO THE RECEPTION: Rosebud Prime is immediately across the street from the Chase Tower, less than a 5 minute walk. Your car can stay where it is! 

Getting your tickets:
Tickets will be emailed to you the week of the event.