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Lyric Opera of Chicago

Civic Opera Building


10 N. Wacker Dr.
Enter at Wacker & Madison




Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 1pm

Sun, Oct 20: Closed

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


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 renderings of the 1909 Plan of Chicago-designed the fire curtain, stencil designs and color palette throughout the opera house.

Visitor Experience

See inside the dramatic Rice Grand Foyer and the elegant Ardis Krainik Theatre, and witness the sets being changed live onstage. Due to stage activity, no access to stage or backstage will be allowed.

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Part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre trail.

2019 Year of Chicago Theatre