Lyric Opera of Chicago (Civic Opera House)
20 N. Wacker Dr.
Enter at corner of Wacker & Madison
Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 4pm
Sun, Oct 16: Closed
Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, 1929
This throne-shaped 49-story skyscraper is home to the internationally renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago. It features Art Deco and Art Nouveau styling and ornamentation, musical motifs and an impressive arcade that runs the length of the east facade. The 3,563-seat theater is the second-largest opera auditorium in North America. It also holds the largest stage in downtown Chicago. Jules Guerin—famous for his Plan of Chicago renderings—designed the fire curtain, stencil designs and color palette throughout the opera house.
Behind the Scenes
See inside the dramatic Rice Grand Foyer and the elegant Ardis Krainik Theatre.