Civic Opera House


20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago IL 60606

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Located in the center of downtown Chicago, the Lyric Opera House was built in 1929 and $100 million restored this majestic landmark to its original splendor. Host your next dinner, reception or meeting on our stage, backstage, in the foyer or in one of the private salons. The theater seats 3,600. Special Features include: in-house lighting, sound and projection equipment; podiums, staging, pianos, hiboys, red carpet and backstage tours as well as access to world-renowned musicians and singers!

Facility Amenities

Private Dining Available

Permanent Stage

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 3600

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 1000

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 1100

Complete Buy-out Available

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 1000

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 1100

Number of Meeting Rooms 6

Preferred Catering Providers


Number of Restaurants On-site 2

ADA Compliant

Special Interest Tours Offered

American Express




Miles from McCormick Place 5.0

Miles from Navy Pier 2.0

Miles from Midway Airport 10.0

Miles from O'Hare Airport 17.0

Maximum Group Number 3700

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