Getting To Lyric

The Civic 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. 



ADDITIONAL SERVICES

For use of oxygen tanks and other equipment, please contact us when placing your ticket order so we can better address your needs.

PURCHASING TICKETS AND REQUESTING SERVICES

Please call Audience Services at 312.827.5600 if you have questions, require assistance with seat selection and services, or would like to purchase tickets over the phone. All of our Audience Services Representatives can assist you with services to fit your needs.

Phone: 312.827.5600

In Person: The Ticket Department is located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 840, Chicago, IL 60606. Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Box Office Hours: During the opera season, the Civic Opera House Box Office (at the corner of Wacker and Madison) is open from noon to 6:00pm Monday through Saturday (noon through the first intermission for evening performances), and noon through intermission on Sundays if there is a matinee.

TTY: 312.332.0249


CTA

Please check the CTA website for specific information: www.transitchicago.com or call 1.888.968.7282.

By Train

The Civic Opera House is conveniently located near both Union Station and the Richard Ogilvie Transportation Center (formerly Northwestern Station). Union Station is bound by the following streets: Clinton (west); Canal (east); Jackson (south); and Adams (north). The Ogilvie Transportation Center is bound by the following streets: Clinton (west); Canal (east); Madison (south)/ main entrance; and Washington (north). For additional information, including train schedules, visit Regional Transportation Authority's website or contact METRA Train Information/Passenger Services at (312) 322-6777. 


By Car

The following routes are suggested for driving to the 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 Civic 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 Civic 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 Civic Opera House is one block ahead on the right (corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive).

NEW! Opera Bus

Lyric Opera is pleased to launch motor coach service from a central North Shore location for weekday matinee performances. Park at a central location and enjoy a round-trip transportation to the Civic Opera House for just $20!
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Parking

Discounted parking is available for Lyric Opera customers! Discounted rate of $14.00 ($12.00 for Lyric Opera subscribers) applies when parking is purchased here.  

Offer only valid weeknights 3pm–3am. Up to 12 hours on weekends. Not valid for weekday matinee performances.

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. 

Chicago Parking

Valet

ParkWhiz.com offers valet parking options. Valet service is available to Lyric Opera patrons beginning at 5:00pm on performance evenings, regardless of curtain time. For Saturday/Sunday matinees, valet parking is available beginning at 12:00noon.

Chicago Parking

We regret valet parking is not available for patrons attending weekday dress rehearsals or weekday matinees performances.

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