Venues

The Opera Festival of Chicago’s 2024 Festival will take place at a variety of Chicago’s historic venues. Day-of ticket sales will be available in the box office at each event.
Below is a list of venues the Opera Festival of Chicago often uses.

Cahn Auditorium

600 Emerson St, Evanston, IL 60201

The largest auditorium on Northwestern University’s campus, Cahn Auditorium was built in 1940 and seats over 1,000 attendees. The auditorium was named for civic leader Bertram Cahn, donor, trustee, alumnus (class of 1899) of Northwestern University.

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

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Athenaeum Theater for Thought & Culture

2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

The Athenaeum was originally founded by the Redemptorist Fathers of St. Alphonsus, as “a home for the intellectual, physical, and social intercourse” of their parishioners. Since its opening in 1911, the Athenaeum has continually served as a place for beauty, community, and the arts. It is Chicago’s oldest continuously operating Off-Loop theatre..

  • Parking is available on the side streets in the parking lot behind the venue.

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Artifacts Events

4325 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Located on Chicago’s north side in the arts district of the Ravenswood neighborhood, Artifacts Events is a unique space for performances and events. This was also the host venue of our Dante 700 show in 2021.

  • Parking is available on the street in front of the building
  • A fifteen (15) minute intermission will take place during the performance.

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