Photo: Symphony Center's Rotunda, by SnapDoc/Flickr
Chicago's theater venues have more than just space around a stage. From a sleek, six-level rotunda to a grand, ornamented foyer, learn about the amenities and capacities of several city theaters.
Loop • 175 N. State St. • Contact Form
Within the historic theater best recognized by its iconic C-H-I-C-A-G-O marquee on State Street lies the Grand Lobby, modeled after the Royal Chapel at Versailles. The elegant space stands five stories tall and features promenades, chandeliers and a grand staircase inspired by Paris Opera House, ascending to various levels of the Great Balcony.
Reception: 250 • Banquet: 100 • Theatre: 150
Loop • 20 N. Wacker Dr. • 312-827-5600 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The three levels of this Art Nouveau and Art Deco hybrid — home to the Lyric Opera of Chicago — make the Grand Foyer a versatile venue for any type of event. Guests enjoy the hand-detailed ornamentation adorning the ceiling, balconies and fixtures; meeting professionals appreciate amenities like backstage tours and costume displays; and vendors enjoy direct access from Madison Street.
Reception: 400 • Banquet: 150 • Theater: 356
Loop • 220 S. Michigan Ave. • 312-294-3260
The Symphony Center is a 111-year-old hall that is home to the Grammy Award®-winning, world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra
— and the interior spaces are just as impressive as the orchestra itself. For an eye-catching option, consider the naturally lit Rotunda as your venue. All six levels offer dynamic views of the sleek spiral staircase and atrium skylight, adding a dose of drama to your next event.
Reception: 200 • Banquet: 80
Lincoln Park • 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. • email@example.com
In the spring of 2006, Victory Gardens moved into the historic Biograph Theater, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Prince Charitable Trusts Event & Rehearsal Room is set behind the theater's historic façade and overlooks the recognizable marquee through large, beautiful Palladian windows.
Reception: 200 • Banquet: 90