Accessible For Your Convenience
Lyric Opera of Chicago
The magnificent Civic Opera House, home to the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1954, first opened in 1929. In the mid-1990’s, a massive $100-million renovation modernized and expanded both public and backstage facilities. The opera house has a level entrance with push-button doors. Elevators access all levels except the Opera Club. Wheelchair seating for up to 40 (with fixed companion seating alongside) is dispersed throughout all sections, and 50-80 swing-arm aisle seats are available. Accessible restrooms and drinking fountains are located on most levels. Assistive listening devices for persons requiring amplification and high-powered opera glasses for patrons with low vision are available at the checkroom on the main floor. Captioning of opera librettos is a standard service for all patrons. Large print programs are available on request. A TDD phone is located near the front office.