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Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center

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220 S. Michigan Ave.




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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2016 , 2021 , 2023