The Friends Experience to reopen in Chicago

The Friends Experience to reopen in Chicago

 Tickets for “The Friends Experience” go on sale Friday, February 12, at 12 p.m. CST 

Although they won’t be dyeing the Chicago River green this year and the St. Paddy’s day parades will be virtual, you can still celebrate with your “Friends” on March 17–(through May 31) at “The Friend’sExperience.”

The bigger than life exhibit from Monica’s kitchen and balcony to the iconic Friends fountain features 12 nostalgia-packed rooms at The Shops at North Bridge (540 N. Michigan Ave.).

The space provides opportunities to explore the show’s history and re-create some favorite moments along with set re-creations, original props and costumes, photo ops and more.

The FRIENDS Experience-Fountain. Photo credit Justin Barbin

The FRIENDS Experience-Fountain. Photo credit Justin Barbin

Fans can relax on Chandler and Joey’s recliner, help Ross with the infamous sofa pivot. And check out the re-created Central Park with the legendary orange couch where fans can be like Phoebe and serenade their friends with “Smelly Cat.”  

The Evolution-of-Rachels-Hair. Photo: Justin Barbin.

The Evolution-of-Rachels-Hair. Photo: Justin Barbin.

The experience also includes a Friends retail store featuring several exclusive products that is also open to non-ticketed guests.


Friends fans are all familiar with Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler and Ross, but only a super fan can name all six friends’ last names. Test yourself, then check the bottom of this post for the answer.


Tickets go on Sale Friday, February 12 at noon CST.

In addition to regular tickets, VIP timed tickets are available for $35.00 (plus taxes and fees). These tickets allow  guests to visit  the space in the morning before general ticketholders arrive as well as ensure maximum social distancing between groups for a more private experience.

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Trivia Answer

Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani,  Chandler Bing and Ross Geller.

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