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Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center

Address

220 S. Michigan Ave.

Neighborhood

Downtown

Hours

Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: Closed

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect/Year

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.

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.