Afternoon tea at the opera

October 13. 2019 - June 07. 2020

Upcoming Dates

October 13. 2019 - June 07. 2020

Afternoon tea at Lyric Opera

Enjoy afternoon tea from your own special vantage point: a cozy table on the mezzanine level of the Lyric Opera House, overlooking the gorgeous art deco lobby. Featuring signature pastries, scrumptious finger sandwiches, and the finest Kilogram teas, Lyric Opera of Chicago's afternoon tea is a tea-lightful pre-show experience. 

Pre-opera tea service service begins one and a half hours before curtain time at every Sunday matinee. You can enjoy this reservation-only experience for $44 ($54 with one glass of sparkling wine) on the American Airlines Mezzanine level of the Lyric Opera House. Additional glasses of sparkling wine may be purchased at $11/glass.

Afternoon tea menu


(1 each per guest)

  • Herbed chicken salad with parsley

  • English cucumber with low fat mint cream cheese

  • Smoked salmon with dill, lemon, and cucumbers

  • Egg salad with radishes and dill

  • Mini lobster roll



(1 each per guest)

  • Seasonal petite scone (nut-free)

  • Mini carrot cupcake with cream cheese icing

  • Chocolate caramel brownie bites



  • Ginger peach green tea

  • Emerald green tea

  • Jasmine green tea

  • Earl grey

  • Breakfast blend

  • Chamomile

  • Blend 333