Directions to Lyric Opera of Chicago/Lyric Opera House

How to Get to Lyric Opera of Chicago

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
Metra Train
Driving
Lyric Bus 

Learn More About:
Parking Near the Lyric Opera House
Valet Parking
Uber Credit
Lyric Opera House Performance Traffic Plan




Getting to Lyric Opera. | Scene from The Magic Flute

Getting to Lyric by CTA


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

Bus stations:
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: www.transitchicago.com or call 1.888.968.7282.




Directions to Lyric Opera by Metra Train | Scene from Cinderella

Getting to Lyric by Train


The Lyric Opera House is conveniently located near both Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center. 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 left. When you come to the corner of N. Wacker Drive, you will have arrived at your destination.

For additional information, including train schedules, visit Regional Transportation Authority's website or contact METRA Train Information/Passenger Services at (312) 322-6777.




Driving Directions to Lyric Opera | Scene from Don Giovanni

Driving Directions


The following routes are suggested 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).


TRAFFIC ALERT:
Please be advised that the demolition of the Randolph Station and Platform is scheduled to take place through the end of November. An extended lane closure north of Randolph on the west curb line is scheduled to go into effect on Monday, September 11 at 6 am. No parking signs have been posted on the west curb lane from Randolph to Lake to coincide with the street closure. Please visit: loopchicago.com/get-around/advisories for more information about this closure and additional Loop advisories.




Take the Lyric Bus to the Opera | Scene from Don Quichotte

Lyric Bus


Lyric Opera is pleased to offer motor coach service from Northbrook Court Shopping Mall for select weekday matinee performances. Parking is easy and enjoy round-trip transportation to the Lyric Opera House for just $20! Learn more.




Valet and Parking near Lyric Opera of Chicago }| Scene from Wozzeck

Parking Near the Lyric Opera House


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

*Offer only valid weeknights 3pm–3am. Up to 12 hours on weekends. Weekday matinee parking can be purchased for $20 for 12. Vouchers must be purchased online in advance to recieve discount. 


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


Valet 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. Please note: for Die Walküre weekend matinees, valet parking begins at 11:30am. 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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Traffic Pattern for Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera House Performance Traffic Plan


Need to know where the best place to drop off, pick up, get a rideshare or taxi is? 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. Learn More.




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), The Mikado (Dan Rest)
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