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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
+1 312-294-3000
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220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-294-3000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really one of the top orchestras anywhere in the world, always a very high quality experience. Lots of nice restaurants nearby. Seats are a little on the small side.

Thank Marianne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely building from the outside, but it's inside that the true magic happens. So many great seats- don't worry that your seats are way too high- they aren't as the sound resonates beautifully throughout the grand Symphony Center. Big shows, small shows, loud, bombastic...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Chicago Symphony for the second time and Plan on going as often as possible. O honestly would pay double what they ask. Its Beautiful and even Heavy music with so much class in such a Gorgeous building. If you have never been...More

Thank soxfun
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Symphony Center is worth a stop if you are in Chicago and enjoy music. Years ago I was privileged to hear the Chicago Syphony with Charles Dutoit conducting while I was traveling through. This past May, I got to hear a smaller component of the...More

Thank thshetron
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have seen a host of shows herald have throughly enjoyed them all from Classical to POP, to Jazz. You will not be disappointed and say Hello to Diane Pritchard she in Charge, and Great lady.

Thank charliechan007
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have been here many times with my husband. This is always a fabulous place to go to and I have always had a fantastic time! This is a must if you are considering it.

Thank Julianamarie13
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I've seen many shows here over the years including my own kids performing circus arts in collaboration with the symphony and CircEsteem, and a massive, annual showcase of children's choirs and orchestras via The Merit School of Music. The building is a downtown Chicago gem...More

Thank zbluesun
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I took in a night of Jazz at the CSO. A tribute to Oscar Peterson was put on. We sat main floor just off the aisle - 4 rows from the back. Great sound , and you can get out quickly for...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Choose your own performance and the occustics will be grand. There is not a bad seat in the house and a lovely setting

Thank CaptMc
Reviewed 22 June 2017

There is history in this hall, and it is palpable. Chicago is the city where symphony orchestras in America had their true beginnings, with Theodore Thomas conducting the Chicago in the last years of the nineteenth century and the very first years of the twentieth...More

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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Response from Yolie G | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Sorry for the late reply, just came back from NZ. Lawry's in Chicago is the BEST Prime Rib Restaurant, is a little pricey, but you will have an unforgettable experience. The place, the food and the ambience are 1st... More
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Response from Barb K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Bus and L go nearby