Privacy Policy

When renewing or purchasing a subscription, please be aware that you will be charged a $6.00 subscription handling fee as well as a $2.50 per ticket historic building fee. The historic building fees are integral to the maintenance and upkeep of the historic Civic Opera Building, which has been home to the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1954.  

These fees will apply if you are renewing or purchasing a fixed series or a Create Your Own series. The $2.50 per ticket fee will also apply to extra tickets purchased outside the subscription.  For example, if you purchase a Create Your Own series of four operas with one ticket per opera as well as two tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar, you will be charged a total of $21.00 in fees.  If purchasing an all eight opera fixed subscription of two tickets each as well as four tickets to Fellow Travelers, you will be charged a total of $56.00 in fees.

Subscribers to fixed 4-, 5-, or 6-opera series may trade one opera in their lineup for one that is not. A $10 TRADEONE fee per ticket will be applied to your subscription. If trading from a weekday performance to a weekend, an additional $20.00 per ticket is applied.

Lyric Opera offers are subject to availability and not applicable to Main Floor Prime or Box seating. Offers are not valid on previously purchased tickets or in combination with another offer. Only specially-allocated seat locations can be assigned. Prices are subject to change. Exchanges are not guaranteed and discounts may not carryover to exchange dates. Fees apply. Promotions may expire at the discretion of management.

Updated June 29, 2015

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to and by entering this site you are agreeing to be bound by all applicable laws and have entered into a binding contract with us containing the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth herein.

Proprietary Rights and Restrictions on Use

The contents of the website, which include, without limitation, text, audio, graphics, music, video, data, images, software and web site appearances and design ("Contents"), are the property of Lyric Opera of Chicago, or third parties, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, patents and other proprietary rights and laws. In addition, the Contents are copyrighted as a collective work/compilation. The names, marks, logos and other identifications of Lyric including without limitation, "Lyric Opera,"  "Lyric," "Lyric Opera of Chicago," “LyricU," "Lyric Unlimited," “Ryan Opera Center,” “LyricNotes" and "Lyric Opera News" ("Names"), are the property of Lyric Opera of Chicago. All rights in and to the websites, their Contents and the Names are reserved, and no part of them may be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without our prior express written approval for each use. You acknowledge that any use or reproduction of the Names or the Contents, except as expressly permitted herein, will cause irreparable damage and you consent to the entry of injunctive relief against such use.

The Contents are available for your own use, for non-commercial and educational purposes only. Such use is subject to additional restrictions or laws that govern individual files or programs. If you are permitted to use any part of the Contents, you must cite the author and source of the Contents along with the URL each time you do so. Except as set forth herein, you may not copy, publish, reproduce, transmit, frame, hyperlink, upload, post or distribute in any way, or create derivative works from the Contents, in any form or in any medium. Modification of any of the Contents, use of any of the Contents for any other purpose, or use of any of the Contents on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited and is a violation of Lyric’s proprietary rights.


The Contents and the website are provided without warranty that they will meet your requirements, or that they will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free. There is no warranty of any kind as to the results obtained, or the accuracy or reliability, validity or completeness of any information obtained. Any downloading of any contents is at your own risk, and you are solely responsible for any damage done to your computer system or loss of data which may result from such download.

Lyric Opera of Chicago website is provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Lyric Opera of Chicago  disclaims all warranties including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, title, noninfringement of intellectual property and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions contained on the website or in the contents will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server(s) that make the website available are free of viruses or other harmful or destructive components. Nor do we warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the contents in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You, and not Lyric, assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. If applicable law does not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, such exclusion may not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

You expressly agree that Lyric Opera of Chicago  shall not be liable under any circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, for any loss or damage whatsoever, direct, indirect, consequential, punitive, actual, incidental, special, exemplary or otherwise, including, without limitation, loss of profits, business interruption or loss of information, arising out of the use of or inability to use Lyric Opera of Chicago website or the contents, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, even if we are advised of the possibility of such loss or damage. By using Lyric Opera of Chicago website, you waive any claims you may have against Lyric which may result from your use or inability to use the sites. If you are dissatisfied with the website or the contents, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the sites. Because applicable law may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the exclusion thereof may not apply to you, but will, in any event, apply to the maximum extent permissible, and, in no event shall Lyric Opera of Chicago total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action (whether in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence) or otherwise exceed the amount paid by you for accessing the website.


You agree, at your sole cost and expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Lyric Opera of Chicago, their officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates and subsidiaries, from and against any and all claims, demands, judgments, losses, deficiencies, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees, costs of settlement, and costs of litigation or mediation) incurred in connection with, or arising out of, your violation or alleged violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use or the law of any jurisdiction or in connection with your use or inability to use Lyric Opera of Chicago website or any product or service related thereto.

Tickets and Merchandise

Your purchases of tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago, of merchandise from Lyric Opera of Chicago or of other items offered on the sites are subject to additional laws, rules and policies that will appear in the shopping cart when applicable.

Lyric Opera ticket purchases include an order handling fee, and a Historic Building Fee of $2.50 per ticket on package seats, $3.50 per ticket on individual seats, and $4.00 per ticket on the musical. Contribution level, as well as date of order, is taken into account when package and special event seats are assigned. Gifts of $500 and more are acknowledged in the season program.

Your Account

When you register as a user of Lyric Opera of Chicago website, you will create a unique user name and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of them and will be responsible for all activities that occur under your user name and password. Please notify us immediately if you suspect unauthorized use or a breach of security of your username or password or otherwise with respect to the website at

Other Sites and Products

You acknowledge that third-party sites that may be linked to Lyric Opera of Chicago website are not under the control of Lyric Opera, and you agree that we are not responsible for the content, advertising, products or other materials presented on such sites and shall have no liability for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of such third-party sites. Any concerns regarding any services or resources provided by any such site should be directed to that site. You further acknowledge and agree that any links to third-party sites provided by us do not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, acceptance or favoring by Lyric Opera of Chicago of that site, any products offered therein, opinions or any content thereof.

Each Use Constitutes Acceptance

We may amend these Terms and Conditions at any time, and your use of Lyric Opera of Chicago website constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions stated and in effect at the time of each use.


These Terms and Conditions, and all relations between you and Lyric Opera of Chicago, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any controversy, claim or action at law or equity arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your use of Lyric Opera of Chicago website or any of the Contents shall be resolved only in a State or Federal Court in Cook County, Illinois, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction, venue, and forum exclusivity of such courts.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision is and shall be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. To the extent anything in or associated with Lyric Opera of Chicago website is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence and control. Lyric's failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement against you or anyone else is not and shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision against you. Headings of sections contained herein are meant for convenience only and do not limit in any way the applicability or force of any provisions herein.

You further agree that regardless of any law or statute to the contrary, any controversy, claim or cause of action arising out of or relating to Lyric Opera of Chicago website and/or these Terms and Conditions must be filed within one (1) year of the date the controversy, claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred as untimely.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire Agreement between us and you relating to the subject matters herein and shall not be modified except as provided herein or in a writing signed by you and Lyric Opera of Chicago.