Parking & Directions - Car, Metra & CTA - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Getting to Lyric

Directions to the Civic Opera House

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.


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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).


Valet

ParkWhiz.com also 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.


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.
  Poetry Garage

 

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

 

For out-of-towners

The Civic Opera House, home to Lyric Opera, is at the corner of Wacker Dr. and Madison St.—just a short cab ride (or a pleasant walk) from the Art Institute of Chicago, Symphony Center, Auditorium Theatre, Harris Theatre, Millennium, the Cultural Center, and many other attractions in downtown Chicago. The opera house is also convenient to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Water Tower Place, and to several hotels and restaurants downtown and in the nearby Greek Town, River North, and South Loop neighborhoods.