Directions and Parking
Directions to Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago is located at 20 North Upper Wacker Drive (the theater entrance is at the northwest corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive). Please take a few minutes to plan your trip and please allow for additional travel time.
By CTA subway and bus:
The following CTA “L” subway and bus stations the theater area:
Washington/Wells (Brown/Orange/Pink/Purple lines) — approximately 6 minutes from theater
Clinton (Green/Pink lines) — approximately 10 minutes from theater
Jackson (Blue line) — approximately 15 minutes from theater
Grand (Red line) — approximately 21 minutes from theater
Madison & N. Wacker (routes 20, 56, 60, 124, 157, J14) — buss stop is located just outside the Lyric Opera building
The Lyric Opera House is conveniently located near both Union Station and the Richard Ogilvie Transportation Center (formerly Northwestern Station). Union Station is bound by the following streets: Clinton (west); Canal (east); Jackson (south); and Adams (north). The Ogilvie Transportation Center is bound by the following streets: Clinton (west); Canal (east); Madison (south)/ main entrance; and Washington (north).
If you drive on Interstate 290 (Eisenhower) or Interstate 55 (Stevenson) toward the Loop, exit at 90/94 (north). Exit from 90/94 at Washington Street (east). Proceed five blocks east on Washington Street to Wacker Drive. The Civic Opera House is one block ahead on the right (corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive).
If you take Interstate 90/94 (Dan Ryan) toward the Loop, exit at Washington Street (east). Proceed five blocks east on Washington Street to Wacker Drive. The Civic Opera House is one block ahead on the right (corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive).
If you take Interstate 90/94 (Kennedy Expressway from O'Hare) toward the Loop, exit at Washington Street (east). Proceed five blocks east on Washington Street to Wacker Drive. The entrance to the Civic Opera House is one block ahead on the right (corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive).
The Lyric Opera House is at the corner of Wacker Dr. and Madison St.—just a short cab ride (or a pleasant walk) from the Art Institute of Chicago, Symphony Center, Auditorium Theatre, Harris Theatre, Millennium, the Cultural Center, and many other attractions in downtown Chicago. The opera house is also convenient to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Water Tower Place, and to several hotels and restaurants downtown and in the nearby Greek Town, River North, and South Loop neighborhoods.
Valet and Parking at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Visit ParkWhiz.com to search for and book Lyric Opera parking at self-park locations near the Opera House. Vehicles dropping off passengers with accessibility needs should approach the Opera House from westbound Madison Street or from the north on Wacker Drive.
ParkWhiz.com offers valet parking options. Valet service is available to Lyric Opera patrons beginning at 5:00pm on the day of the Awards.
Directions to Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City
Pier Sixty is housed within the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex, located at 23rd Street and the Hudson River. Vehicles may enter the complex from the West Side Highway between 22nd and 23rd Streets in Manhattan.
Due to the location of Chelsea Piers we suggest traveling by taxi, limousines, or car.
To arrive directly at the venue entrance, please instruct your driver to follow all access/parking signs. (Do not follow taxi dropoff.) Please instruct your driver to proceed through the parking gate directly to Pier Sixty, located at the tip of Pier 60. Taxis, cars, and limousines are given 20 minutes of free access in order to drop off and pick up passengers.
Parking at Pier Sixty:
There are several parking lots in the area, including:
Chelsea Piers: entrance is at 23rd Street and the West Side Highway
Edison Fast Park: 507 West 21st Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
By public transportation:
The M23 bus, which runs across 23rd Street, stops at Pier 62, the front door of Chelsea Piers. Pier Sixty is a short walk from Pier 62.
The M14 bus, which runs across 14th Street, stops at West 18th Street, adjacent to Pier 59. Pier Sixty is a short walk from Pier 59.