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Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center

Address

220 S. Michigan Ave.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: Closed

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 2pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

D.H. Burnham & Co., 1904

Website

cso.org

Description

2,521-seat Orchestra Hall is home to the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The CSO shared the nearby Auditorium Theatre from 1891 to 1904 before commissioning season ticket-holder Daniel Burnham to design a smaller, more appropriately-sized venue. Originally named after the CSO’s first director Theodore Thomas, Orchestra Hall is now part of the larger Symphony Center, which was created during 1995-1997 renovations that added a beautiful atrium and new office space. Symphony Center is also home to the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

Behind the Scenes

Take in the magnificence of one of Chicago's most beautiful and storied performance spaces.