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Ardis Krainik Theatre


The Lyric Opera House is not only home to magnificent performances on stage — did you know that throughout the year, this iconic Chicago space hosts dozens of private events? Imagine hosting a wedding, holiday party, or a business meeting within the grandeur of this beautiful and classic location beside the Chicago River — a sure way to make your next event a success.

Lyric offers six separate, unique spaces that are just waiting to be the location of your next event, no matter the size!

The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer offers a spectacular grand entrance into the historic Lyric Opera House. This ornate space holds up to 700 standing-room guests or 1100 if you take advantage of the accompanying American Airlines Mezzanine. This space is perfect for weddings, cocktails, auctions, galas, and dinners.

Enter the Ardis Krainik Theatre, the jewel of the opera house. Utilize the 3,563 house seats or go behind the curtain to experience a truly unforgettable event on the historic opera house stage and its backstage areas. This space is ideal for private dinners, galas, and receptions.

The William B. and Catherine Graham Room is a hidden gem located on the second-floor American Airlines Mezzanine. Able to accommodate up to 238, this lushly decorate room with adjoining salons is the perfect space to host VIPs, breakout sessions, and expanding foyer space.

The bright and private art-deco Malott Room is an excellent choice for your next meeting, brunch, press event, bridal suite, or private reception. This room accommodates up to 75 guests.  

Looking to host your next event in one of our restaurants? We have two wonderful choices!

The beautiful Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room echoes the aesthetic of the Lyric Opera House with its decor and architecture. This space includes a cozy bar area, prep kitchen, house sound system, and private restrooms.

Another option is the European-style Florian Opera Bistro. On display throughout this exciting and welcoming space is a collection of photographs and costumes from opera seasons past and present. The bistro is able to accommodate 136 diners and includes a large bar area, prep kitchen, house sound system, and elevator access. 

With so many outstanding options for your next private or public event, Lyric Opera of Chicago is sure to meet and exceed all of your needs.

For more information please visit lyricopera.org/lyricoperahouse or call Sharon Lomasney at 312-827-3580.




Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
William B. and Catherine Graham Room

Malott Room
The Malott Room

Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room
Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

Florian Opera Bistro
Florian Opera Bistro











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