Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Lyric Opera of Chicago, performing in the Ardis Krainik Theatre of the Civic Opera House, on the northwest corner of Madison and Wacker! Use the menu to the left to access detailed information on a variety of topics that will help make your experience as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible.
All ticket-holders are encouraged to join us early for an engaging and informative pre-opera lecture. Lectures begin one hour prior to curtain for each performance (except Opening Night).
Get detailed information on Lyric's dining options and nearby restaurants, driving directions, and parking and transit information. We also provide information on opera running times, advance reservations for valet parking, and special hotel rates for our out-of-town guests.
Dine at Lyric
Enjoy two fabulous restaurants at the Civic Opera House: The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room and the Florian Opera Bistro. (Open only on performance dates to ticket holders)
Free 30-minute lectures for ticket-holders one hour prior to curtain for all operas (does not include Opening Night, Oklahoma!
, or The Second City Guide to the Opera
Directions + Parking
Find driving directions, parking options, information on public transportation, and more.
Eight illuminating sessions with the singers, conductors, and directors of Lyric's 2012/13 season.