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Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater

Address

205 E. Randolph St.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 14: Closed

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect/Year

Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge Architects, 2003

Description

Opened in 2003 in Millennium Park, this 1,499-seat state-of-the-art theater was the first multi-use performance venue to be built in downtown Chicago since 1929. The theater has exceptional acoustics and unencumbered sightlines.

Today, the Harris Theater features the most diverse offerings of any venue in Chicago, and has earned national recognition as a distinctive model for collaboration, performance, and artistic advancement. It is built partially below Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and the two performance spaces share some facilities. Highlights include lobby lighting design inspired by the work of artist Dan Flavin, a Louise Nevelson set piece hanging on the theater's fa├žade, and contemporary art collections displayed in public and private event spaces.

Visitor Experience

Take a self-guided tour of the lobbies and auditorium for a closer look at the architecture and the visual art in the space.