The Joffrey’s performance home, Lyric Opera House, is located in downtown Chicago.

Whether you plan to arrive via car, train, bus, we'll help you find the way from your home to the stage.

Take a few minutes to explore your options for getting to Lyric Opera House and where to park nearby. Please allow extra time for your travels to be sure to get to the theater before the lobby bells chime.

Address and Map

Lyric Opera House Address

20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL, 60606

The theater entrance is at the corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive.

Driving Directions

The following are suggested routes for driving to Lyric Opera House.

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 5 blocks east on Washington Street to Wacker Drive. Lyric 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 5 blocks east on Washington Street to Wacker Drive. Lyric 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 5 blocks east on Washington Street to Wacker Drive. The entrance to Lyric Opera House is one block ahead on the right (corner of Madison Street and Wacker Drive). 

Getting to Lyric by Train

Lyric Opera House is conveniently located near both Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago.

Union Station’s Madison Street exit deposits guests almost directly across the street from their destination. When coming from OTC, exit the building on Madison Street and head east. When you come to the corner of N. Wacker Drive, you will have arrived at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

For additional information, including train schedules, visit the Regional Transportation Authority's website or contact METRA Train Information/Passenger Services at 312.322.6777.

Getting to Lyric by CTA

Convenient CTA routes include the following “L” subway stations:

  • Washington/Wells (Brown/Orange/Pink/Purple lines)—walk approximately 6 minutues west.
  • Clinton (Green/Pink lines)—walk approximately 10 minutes southeast.
  • Monroe or Washington (Blue line)—walk approximately 10 minutes west.
  • Lake or Monroe (Red line)—walk approximately 15 minutes west. 

Bus stations near Lyric Opera House: 

  • Bus stops for routes 20, 56, 60, 124, 157, J14 are conveniently located across the street at Madison & Franklin (westbound) and Washington & Franklin (eastbound).

Please check the CTA website for additional information and other routes at transitchicago.com or call 1.888.968.7282.

Parking Near Lyric Opera House

Discounted Parking

Joffrey patrons enjoy a special low parking rate of $12 per performance at The Poetry Garage, located at 201 W. Madison Street. Discounted parking vouchers must be purchased in advance to receive this special rate.

Reserve Parking at the Poetry Garage

*Offer only valid weeknights from 3pm–2am. Up to 12 hours on weekends. Weekday matinee parking can be purchased for $25 for 12 hours. Parking permits must be purchased online in advance to receive discounted rates. The Joffrey does not validate parking.

Self-Park Locations

Visit ParkWhiz to search, find, and book Lyric Opera parking at self-park locations near the Opera House.

Valet Parking

Valet parking service is available to Joffrey patrons beginning at 5:00 PM on performance evenings, regardless of curtain time. For Sunday matinees, valet parking is available beginning at 12:00 PM. We regret that valet parking is not available for patrons attending weekday dress rehearsals or weekday matinee performances. Valet service is $35.

Visit ParkWhiz for additional valet parking options.