Lyric Opera of Chicago

Civic Opera House

Lyric Opera's Civic Opera House is one of Chicago's historic landmarks and among the world's most beautiful buildings. Built in 1929 and fully restored in 1996, the Civic Opera House is a hybrid of Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs and a majestic setting for entertaining on any scale. The 3,563-seat theater is the second-largest opera auditorium in North America and holds the largest stage in downtown Chicago. Excellent sightlines, premium acoustics, and intricate architectural detailing make for a fantastic and unique venue. The theater, spacious back of house, lobby and grand foyer, and four private dining rooms are available to rent for public ticketed and private events.

The Civic Opera House is a world class concert venue for artists including 

David Byrne, Bryan Ferry, Seal, Andrew Bird and Wilco.


Click here for a detailed history of the Civic Opera House.


Available spaces at the Civic Opera House.

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