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  • Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

    Until Dec 27, 2022

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago - Hansel and Gretel

    Jan 25 - Feb 5, 2023

  • Joffrey Ballet - Anna Karenina

    Feb 15 - 26, 2023

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago - Carmen

    Mar 11 - Apr 7, 2023

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago - Proximity

    Mar 24 - Apr 8, 2023

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker Poster

Joffrey Ballet - The Nutcracker

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Until December 27, 2022

The Joffrey Ballet's annual holiday ballet returns following a critically acclaimed reinvention by the iconic Christopher Wheeldon in 2016. The previous Joffrey version ran for many years, becoming the Number One Chicago Christmas tradition, and returned annually to the Auditorium Theatre to wow their die-hard fans since 1987.

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Hansel and Gretel Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Hansel and Gretel

January 25 - February 5, 2023

One of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's most favored productions, Hansel and Gretel return to the Civic Opera House by popular demand! A glorious confection of fairytale whimsy originally directed by Richard Jones, Eric Einhorn steps in to direct this revival, with original sets and costumes by John McFarlane.

Joffrey Ballet - Anna Karenina Poster

Joffrey Ballet - Anna Karenina

February 15 - 26, 2023

Described by Dostoyevsky as a 'flawless work of art' Leo Tolstoy's sweeping epic of desire, forbidden love, jealousy and rage still resonates across the world today as evidenced by this exciting new world award-winning adaptation by Yuri Possohkov for the Joffrey Ballet, with costumes and sets by Emmy-Award winning designer Tom Pye.

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Carmen Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Carmen

March 11 - April 7, 2023

With a libretto by Henry Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy and of course, a sizzling score by Georges Bizet, Carmen first premiered in Paris in 1875 and has come to be regarded as one of the art form's greatest achievements. The ultimate tale of a free-spirited heroine and how her ruthless behavior leads those around her astray - including the quiet, sensible Don Jose, who cannot control being seduced into chaos.

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Proximity Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Proximity

March 24 - April 8, 2023

Three important facets of modern life form the basis of this trio of operas from the Lyric Opera of Chicago, painting a stark triptych of 21st-century issues, including how to connect in a world ruled by technology, the devastation wrought by gun violence on our cities and towns, and our impact on the earth and its precious resources.

Civic Opera House

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20 North Wacker Dr, 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.

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