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20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

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20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

Year opened: 1929
Capacity: 3563

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The Civic Opera House is a 3,563 seat venue, making it the second-largest opera auditorium in North America. It was originally built for the Chicago Civic Opera, but today is the permanent home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Its excellent design allows for perfect sightlines from every seat and top-class acoustics. The Lyric Opera of Chicago bought the space it was renting and the venue underwent a major renovation in 1993, which was completed in 1996.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: The King and I

    Booking until May 22

  • Tracy Morgan

    Jun 1, 2016

  • Sarah Silverman

    Jun 5, 2016

  • Alabama Shakes

    Jul 19, 2016

  • Straight No Chaser

    Dec 17, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago: The King and I

Until May 22, 2016

The King and I comes to Chicago in a union of blazing Broadway theatricality and Lyric Opera grand opulence! Set in 19th Century Thailand, it's the story of the unlikely romance that blossoms between Siam's King, and an English widowed governess, Anna Leonownes.

Tracy Morgan

June 1, 2016

Comedian Tracy Morgan returns to the road for the first time following his horrible, life-threatening traffic accident in 2014, in his brand new tour Picking Up The Pieces. Coming to fame as a stand-up, Morgan became a household name through his seven season stint on the Tina Fey created show 30 Rock, playing a thinly veiled version of himself named Tracy Jordan.

Sarah Silverman

June 5, 2016

Comedian, actress and writer who starred in her own hit TV show, The Sarah Silverman Program, as well as School of Rock, Wreck_it Ralph and I Smile Back. Be warned though - no subject is taboo for this leading comedian.

Alabama Shakes

July 19, 2016

Alabama Shakes head out on huge tour in support of the sophomore album Sound & Color, following their success at this year's Grammy Awards. The band won best Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Alt. Music Album.

Straight No Chaser

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December 17, 2016

The 10-man a-capella group, who found fame on Youtube after forming at Indiana University, continue to dazzle with their renditions of pop classic and modern chart hits, including "Let It Go", and Pharrell Williams' "Happy". The 2015 The New Old Fashioned Tour follows on the heels of their fourth album release of the same name.

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