Plan Your Visit

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2022 Festival season. Below are details for attending our events. If you have any questions about our events, feel free to contact us.

COVID-19 Policies

The Opera Festival of Chicago is dedicated to presenting a comfortable and safe musical experience for its patrons, musicians, and staff.

To ensure everyone’s safety and to abide with CDC and venue regulations, the Opera Festival of Chicago is following the latest guidelines. If you have any questions about the policies, please contact us at admin@operafestivalchicago.org.

  • Masks: All attendees, including staff, backstage crew, and audience members, are encouraged to wear a mask while attending any Opera Festival of Chicago event; regardless of vaccination status.
  • Ticketing: To better facilitate a more touchless experience, digital, emailed tickets will replace paper tickets.
  • Exposure: Any person who feels unwell or is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or has tested positive or been in contact with someone who has tested positive in the past 14 days, agrees not to come to the performance, and we will work with them to exchange their tickets for another date, donate their tickets, or provide a refund, with no fees or penalties.
  • Risk: Attendees understand the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 at any public event where people are present. All who attend a Opera Festival of Chicago event readily assume any risk of exposure and agree to maintain all protocols as outlined by Opera Festival of Chicago and the Illinois and Chicago Department of Health.
  • Compliance: Everyone must follow the outlined health and safety protocols while attending an Opera Festival of Chicago event. Opera Festival of Chicago reserves the right to require attendees who do not follow our protocols to leave immediately.

Ticketing

  • This season’s tickets will be completely virtual. Upon purchasing a ticket you will be emailed your virtual tickets with further details about the event.
  • To change your reservation or view your account via the My Account page.
  • For more information about setting up or accessing your account, please head to the Account Help page or contact us.
  • Box office sales will be available in venue at each performance. Availability of tickets and ticket levels may vary.

Venues & Parking

You can learn more about the legacy of these historic Chicago venues on our Venues Page.

Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

  • Parking is located in the back of the auditorium and additional street parking is available on the surrounding streets.

Ganz Hall430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

  • The hall is located  on the 7th floor of Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Building. Entrance is available through the Wabash St. entrance. Attendees will be required to present tickets upon entering the building. Please plan accordingly.
  • Street parking is available along Wabash Street. We also recommend the following parking lots:
    • Loop Auto Parks, 538 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
    • SP+ Parking, 55 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603

Cahn Auditorium600 Emerson St, Evanston, IL 60201

  • Parking is available in the Visitor Center Garage located off of Sheridan Road.