The Lyric Opera House, home to Lyric Opera of Chicago, is one of Chicago's historic landmarks and among the world's most beautiful buildings. Built in 1929 and fully restored in 1996, the Lyric Opera House is a hybrid of art nouveau and art deco designs, a majestic setting for entertaining on any scale. The 3,563-seat Ardis Krainik Theatre is the second-largest opera auditorium in North America and offers the largest stage in downtown Chicago. Excellent sightlines, premium acoustics, and intricate architectural detailing make for a fantastic and unique venue. The theatre, spacious back-of-house, lobby, grand foyer, and four private dining rooms are available to rent for public ticketed and private events. Support the arts by planning your next event in one of the finest venues in the world!