Major investments

Major philanthropic investments in Lyric allow for major recognition opportunities and are the bedrock of Lyric’s artistic programming and permanent sustainability.  Explore these significant levels of support.

Sponsor Lyric productions

Play a leading role in bringing world-class music theater to our audiences. Sponsorship is a tremendous marketing, branding, and relationship building tool, Production sponsorships offer you behind-the-scenes access to artists, unique networking experiences, special invitations to exclusive events, and much more.


Power Lyric's programming

Our cherished family of Major Donors provides vital support that maintains Lyric's place in the highest echelon of performing arts in America. Entrust Lyric each season with an operating gift of $25,000 or more to join Lyric’s premier society of Major Gift donors.


Secure the future of opera

The long-term health of any non-profit organization depends upon its Endowment. Your donation will be used to help fund Lyric’s current needs while growing Lyric’s investment portfolio. Our gift officers will work closely with you to match your philanthropic interests with our menu of endowment funding opportunities.


Transform the Opera House

The Lyric Opera House is a treasured destination for music and architecture fans alike. Built in 1929, the opera house welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests each year. Your Capital investment in our ongoing preservation and modernization efforts will ensure that this treasured Chicago landmark will always be welcoming and accessible to all.


Photo credit: Kyle Flubacker, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dan Rest, Todd Rosenberg