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Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater


205 E. Randolph St.




Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 2pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Hammond Beeby Rupert Ainge Architects, 2003


Opened in November 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. 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 partially below and shares some facilities with Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Highlights include lobby lighting design inspired by the work of artist Dan Flavin, a Louise Nevelson set piece hanging in the theater's facade, and contemporary art collections displayed in public and private event spaces.

Visitor Experience

Explore every lobby level, the auditorium, and the Donor Room of this intimate and hidden performance space.

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Part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre trail.

2019 Year of Chicago Theatre