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The Chapel according to Christopher Rothko

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Rothko Chapel
Tours and Group Visits


People of all ages are invited to visit the Rothko Chapel any day of the year.  Rothko Chapel brochures, calendar of events and books are available inside the space. On select Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, you may request that a Chapel representative be available to welcome and guide you through the Chapel experience, please see below to learn more about guided visits.

Please check the calendar of events here before planning your visit.


Please Note:

For school groups (grades K-8), there is a preferred 1:10 ratio of chaperons to students. Groups of 15 or less are permitted inside the chapel at a time.

We receive many requests for guided visits and ask for up to 72 hours response time.

Guided visits are currently only offered on these select days:

  • every other Tuesday and Friday 10am – 1pm and 3 - 6pm

  • every Saturday and Sunday 10am – 1pm and 3 - 6pm


Exact time offerings are based on the availability of our Chapel Guides. For any requests outside of these dates please contact Yma Luis, yma.luis@rothkochapel.org.



Guided Visits (Tours):

Reservation Required

Duration of guided visit 30-45 minutes

Only offered on select days, please see above.

Each group will be greeted by a Rothko Chapel Guide who will lead them in a brief introduction to the Chapel before entering the space.

After the introduction, the group is invited to spend 5-10 minutes inside the Chapel experiencing the space and viewing the art

The Rothko Chapel Guide will then lead the tour group through a guided discussion about their experience and the Chapels history

Suggested donation of $5 per person. Donations may be made in advance here or onsite at the front desk.

Not available for groups larger than 15


Guides will be on site the following days in September and October:

9/26 10am-1pm
9/27 10am-1pm

10/1 10am-1pm
10/4 3pm-6pm
10/10 10am-1pm
10/16 10am-1pm
10/25 3pm-6pm

Non-Guided Group Visits:

Reservations are not required but highly recommended to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts and that the Chapel has enough staff to support the number of visitors

Mondays through Sundays, 10am – 6pm

For groups larger than 20 please arrive by 5pm

Groups are asked to conduct all talking and introductions outside prior to entering the Chapel

One person from the Group is asked to sign in

Groups are invited to spend as much time as needed inside of the Chapel


Please fill out the following form to request a guided visit or notify us of your planned visit:


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Special Announcements

The Rothko Chapel will be closed on August 15 and August 16 for building maintenance.

The Rothko Chapel will be closed on August 15 and 16 (Monday and Tuesday) for maintenance.  The exterior is being cleaned.  On these two days the work will be focused on the entry way.  We will re-open for usual operating hours on Wednesday, August 17 at 10am.