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Civic Opera House- Chicago

Updated on February 19, 2008

Civic Opera House

Chicago's CivicOperaHouse is a 45 story tower that has 22 different wings that is located in the center of downtown Chicago. This grand opera house has an interesting Art Deco interior, which has noted it as one of the most beautiful opera auditoriums.

It opened on November 4, 1929 so to see many years of wonderful operas, singers, and arts.

The Civic Opera House is the second largest auditorium in the entire North American continent, housing 3,563 seats.

The opera house is the permanent home to the Chicago Lyric Opera. After they, actually, purchased the Civic Opera House, the Chicago Lyric Opera made several major renovations that would bring the old and aging opera auditorium back to its original splendor. They made upgrades and renovations that included repainting and reupholstering the chairs and seats, replacing all the old, musty carpet, and re- stenciling the gilt painting. After three years, they finally finished their changes in 1996.

This opera house is the has hosted a good number of Broadway shows that include "Sunset Boulevard" and "The Phantom of the Opera." The opera house has, also, seen the singing of Bjork and Frank Sinatra, as well as many other great and famous singers.

You can rent out the Civic Opera House for private parties and social gatherings. You can rent out one of the four different rooms that include the Ardis Krainik Theatre, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer, William B. and Catherine Graham Room which, or the Malott Room. The Ardis Krainik Theater seats up to 3,600 people and is great for a theatrical or concert event. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Ricd Grand Foyer is perfect for weddings, as it seats between 100 to 700 people. The Catherine Graham Room is a magnificent ballroom that would be perfect for an elegant setting for a meeting; the Malott Room is, also, great for small meetings.

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