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Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center


220 S. Michigan Ave.




Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


D.H. Burnham & Co., 1904



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.

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Visitor Experience

Visitors will have access to the Michigan Avenue and Adams Street lobbies, Orchestra Hall, Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center Arcade, Buntrock Hall and Rotunda spaces. There will be self-guided and station-by-station information.