Chicago Philharmonic performs at three main venues for symphonic concerts – Pick-Staiger Hall in Evanston, North Shore Center for Performing Arts in Skokie and Harris Theater, Chicago.
The company also performs at City Winery Chicago for Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players concerts.
See below for details on each venue or visit our FAQ’s page for other queries.
Parking at Pick-Staiger Hall
Free parking is available on weekends and after 4 p.m. on weekdays in the structure located on Campus Drive. After turning onto Campus Drive from Sheridan Road, enter either the large parking garage on your right or the smaller parking structure just beyond it.
Passengers may be dropped off and picked up in the cul-de-sac at the end of Arts Circle Drive, directly in front of the concert hall.
Special Needs Access at Pick-Staiger Hall
Wheelchair accessible seating is available on the main floor at Pick-Staiger Hall.
All balcony seating is only accessible by stairs. Please call Chi Phil if you have any accessibility concerns.
NORTH SHORE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie
9501 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL 60077
Parking at North Shore Center of Performing Arts
Parking is plentiful and free at the North Shore Center. There may be traffic control officers at the facility entrances to direct you to parking areas. There is also paid valet parking located in the front circle drive for select performances.
The back parking lot directly east of the North Shore Center is available for patrons.
The parking lot in front of the North Shore Center belongs to the DoubleTree Hotel and is intended for guests of the hotel and restaurant.
Additional garage parking is available after 6pm on weeknights and all day on the weekends east of the Center’s parking lot. A second entrance to the garage is accessible off of Gross Point Road.
Enter the North Shore Center lobby from the north side of the building adjacent to our parking area.
Special Needs Access at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
The building features convenient and accessible drop-off points located at the West and North entrances as well as numerous accessible parking spaces. The theater features wheelchair accessible seating locations, for patrons who wish to remain in the wheelchair, or transfer out of the wheelchair into a theater seat. For patrons wishing to transfer to theater seats, House Management will gladly store walkers and wheelchairs during the performance and bring them to patrons at intermissions and after the show.
The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts features a ListenTech RF assistive listening system available for all shows on a first come / first served basis. We ask that patrons using these devices please leave a driver’s license, state identification card or credit card with the House Manager until the device is returned at the end of the performance.
Harris Theater at Millennium Park, Chicago
205 E Randolph Drive
Chicago IL 60601
Parking at Harris Theater
The Millennium Park Garage, located at 5 S. Columbus Dr., offers direct indoor access to the Harris Theater lobbies. Millennium Park Garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Discounted parking validation for Millennium Park Garage is available at the Harris Theater Orchestra level box office for all ticket holders prior to curtain, during intermission, or following all performances. With validation, parking in Millennium Park Garage is $19 for up to six hours allowing you ample time to attend the performance and enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants. Please note: parking validation is only available for Millennium Park Garage on Columbus Drive. Validation is not available for Grant Park North or Grant Park South on Michigan Ave.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train stations close to the Harris Theater include the Red Line Washington Street station and Lake Street station, the Brown/Green/Orange or Purple Line trains’ Randolph Street station. After exiting any of these stations, walk east on Randolph Street to the Theater at 205 East Randolph.
If arriving downtown via Metra trains, taxi cabs and CTA buses are all immediately available.
From Union Station (Canal Street, between Adams and Jackson Boulevard) take CTA’s #151 bus directly to Millennium Park.
From Ogilvie Transportation Center (Madison and Canal Streets) take CTA’s #20 or #56 bus directly to Millennium Park.
From LaSalle Street Station (Congress and LaSalle Streets) take CTA’s #147 and #151 bus directly to Millennium Park.
Randolph Street Metra Station and South Shore Line Station exit directly on Michigan Avenue and Randolph, just one block from the Harris Theater and at the Northwest corner of Millennium Park.
Special Needs Access at Harris Theater
If you are parking in the Millennium Park Garage, accessible parking is available on Level 2 North of the garage with easy elevator access to the Harris Theater’s Orchestra lobby. Elevators at each level of the Theater provide access to all lobbies, and seating in the Orchestra, Lower Balcony, and Upper Balcony. To accommodate your seat selection, wheelchair accessible seating as well as swing arm aisle seating is available on all levels of the theater. Each seating level is equipped with an accessible washroom.
CITY WINERY CHICAGO
City Winery Chicago
1200 West Randolph Street
Chicago IL 60607
“City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to our customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. We are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. We have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.”
Parking at City Winery
There is both some free street parking and some paid parking along Randolph Street and surrounding side streets on Sundays. Please take note of all street signs directing the parking rules.
The parking closest to the venue fills up quickly prior to City Winery concerts, so we suggest allowing enough time to walk from your car park.
Click here to visit City Winery’s website for more information.
Banner photo by Elliot Mandel