Your visit

The staff and artists at Lyric Opera of Chicago look forward to welcoming you at the theater and helping make the most of your experience. Here is some information we hope you will find helpful in planning your visit.

Directions & parking

The Lyric Opera House is located in downtown Chicago, making your trip to the opera a convenient excursion. Whether you plan to arrive via car, train, bus, or magical horse-drawn carriage, we'll help you find the way from your home to our stage.

Directions & parking

Weekday matinee bus

Audience programs

Whether you're a life-long aficionado or a first-time opera goer, Lyric offers a growing number of introduction and enrichment experiences to choose from. These unique initiatives enable Lyric to more deeply engage its patrons while providing new audiences an opportunity to explore the world of opera.

All audience programs

Pre-opera talks

The Opera Insider Series

Backstage Tours

Audience programs

Whether you're a life-long aficionado or a first-time opera goer, Lyric offers a growing number of introduction and enrichment experiences to choose from. These unique initiatives enable Lyric to more deeply engage its patrons while providing new audiences an opportunity to explore the world of opera.

All audience programs

Pre-opera talks

The Opera Insider Series

Backstage Tours

Restaurants & dining

Whether you're looking for an elegant way to begin your night at the opera, a casual pre-matinee bite, or an exclusive members-only experience, our on-site restaurants offer a convenient and delicious accompaniment to your performance.

Restaurants & dining

Audience services

Have questions about your tickets? Need help building the perfect subscription package? Want to exchange from a Wednesday night to a Sunday matinee? Our Audience Services department is here to help you.

Audience services

Seating chart

Facilities & services

Audience services

Have questions about your tickets? Need help building the perfect subscription package? Want to exchange from a Wednesday night to a Sunday matinee? Our Audience Services department is here to help you.

Audience services

Seating chart

Facilities & services

Accessibility

Lyric strives to make the opera experience accessible for all patrons by providing services for those who may need assistance.

Services include accessible seating for those in wheelchairs, FM and Telecoil loop assisted listening devices, touch tours, audio-described performances, braille and large-print programs, high-powered opera glasses, accessible restrooms, and automatic exterior doors.

 Accessibility at Lyric

Performance running times

Find the approximate running times for all of Lyric's operas, musicals, and special events.

Performance running times

Performance running times

Find the approximate running times for all of Lyric's operas, musicals, and special events.

Performance running times

Hotel specials

Book a hotel near Lyric Opera of Chicago and get from their lobby to ours in no time at all. These Chicago hotels offer a convenient stay near the Lyric Opera House and special rates for our guests.

Hotel specials

Opera Shop

Celebrate the music lover in your life or treat yourself to an opera souvenir with merchandise from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Opera Shop.

Opera Shop

Opera Shop

Celebrate the music lover in your life or treat yourself to an opera souvenir with merchandise from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Opera Shop.

Opera Shop

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Michael Brosilow, Jaclyn Simpson, Todd Rosenberg