The Lyric Opera House is located at 20 N. Wacker Drive (the theater entrance is at the northwest corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive). Please take a few minutes to plan your trip and please allow extra travel time.

Get to Lyric Opera House By:

CTA ("L" Trains and Buses)
Metra Train
Driving
Lyric Bus

Learn More About:

Parking Near the Lyric Opera House
Valet Parking
Lyric Opera House Performance Traffic Plan

Getting to Lyric by CTA

Convenient CTA routes include the following “L” subway stations:
Washington/Wells (Brown/Orange/Pink/Purple lines) — walk approximately 6 minutues west.
Clinton (Green/Pink lines) — walk approximately 10 minutes southeast.
Monroe or Washington (Blue line) — walk approximately 10 minutes west.
Lake or Monroe (Red line) — walk approximately 15 minutes west. 

Bus stations near Lyric Opera: 
Bus stops for routes 20, 56, 60, 124, 157, J14 are conveniently located across the street at Madison & Franklin (westbound) and Washington & Franklin (eastbound).

Please check the CTA website for additional information and other routes at transitchicago.com or call 1.888.968.7282.

Getting to Lyric by Train

The Lyric Opera House is conveniently located near both Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago.

Union Station’s Madison Street exit deposits guests almost directly across the street from their destination. When coming from OTC, exit the building on Madison Street and head east. When you come to the corner of N. Wacker Drive, you will have arrived Lyric Opera of Chicago.

For additional information, including train schedules, visit the Regional Transportation Authority's website or contact METRA Train Information/Passenger Services at 312.322.6777.

Driving Directions

The following are suggested routes for driving to the Lyric Opera House: 

If you drive on Interstate 290 (Eisenhower) or Interstate 55 (Stevenson) toward the Loop, exit at 90/94 (north). Exit from 90/94 at Washington Street (east). Proceed 5 blocks east on Washington Street to Wacker Drive. The Lyric Opera House is one block ahead on the right (corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive).

If you take Interstate 90/94 (Dan Ryan) toward the Loop, exit at Washington Street (east). Proceed 5 blocks east on Washington Street to Wacker Drive. The Lyric Opera House is one block ahead on the right (corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive).

If you take Interstate 90/94 (Kennedy Expressway from O'Hare) toward the Loop, exit at Washington Street (east). Proceed 5 blocks east on Washington Street to Wacker Drive. The entrance to the Lyric Opera House is one block ahead on the right (corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive). 

Lyric Bus

Lyric Opera is pleased to offer luxury motor coach service from Northbrook Court Shopping Mall for select weekday matinee performances. Join us on our Lyric Bus and avoid the hassles of traffic and public transportation — plus, ride to your performance with fellow music lovers!

Parking Near the Lyric Opera House

Lyric Opera patrons enjoy a special low parking rate of $12 per performance at The Poetry Garage, located at 201 W. Madison Street. Discounted parking vouchers must be purchased in advance to receive this special rate. Visit thepoetrygarage.com to reserve parking now.

*Offer only valid weeknights from 3pm–2 m. Up to 12 hours on weekends. Weekday matinee parking can be purchased for $25 for 12 hours. Parking permits must be purchased online in advance to receive discounted rates.

Visit ParkWhiz.com to search, find, and book Lyric Opera parking at self-park locations near the Opera House. Vehicles dropping off passengers with accessibility needs should approach the Opera House from westbound Madison Street or from the north on Wacker Drive.

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Lyric Opera Valet Parking

Valet parking service is available to Lyric Opera patrons beginning at 5:00pm on performance evenings, regardless of curtain time. For Sunday matinees, valet parking is available beginning at 12:00 noon. We regret that valet parking is not available for patrons attending weekday dress rehearsals or weekday matinee performances. Valet service is $30.

Visit ParkWhiz.com for additional valet parking options.

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Lyric Opera House Performance Traffic Plan

Need to know where the best place to drop off, pick up, get a rideshare or taxi at the Lyric Opera House? In an effort to provide you with a better theater going experience, Lyric Opera of Chicago, in cooperation with the City of Chicago, implemented a special traffic control plan to help provide our guests with an improved travel experience when arriving and departing the theater.

Photos: Tales of Hoffmann (Dan Rest), The Magic Flute (Dan Rest), Cinderella (Todd Rosenberg), Don Giovanni (Todd Rosenberg), Don Quichotte (Todd Rosenberg), Wozzeck (Cory Weaver), Elixir of Love (Dan Rest), Pagliacci (Dan Rest)