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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Jarvis Opera Hall, Holtschneider Performance Center at DePaul University School of Music

800 W. Belden Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

The former School of Music concert hall at the south end of the Holtschneider Performance Center is now a wholly redesigned and dedicated vocal rehearsal and performance space for recitals, concerts and opera productions.

  • Parking is available on the streets near the building or in the campus garage.
  • A fifteen (15) minute intermission will take place during the performance.

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