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Reopening Wednesday, June 2

COVID-19 Update

For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, DCASE is taking necessary precautions for all its programs. For the latest updates on the response to COVID-19, please refer to the Chicago Department of Public Health's website, chicago.gov/coronavirus.

 
Chicago Cultural Center Slideshow

 

Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events. Read More

 

 

 Rediscover The People’s Palace

Tours

Tours

Tour the historic Chicago Cultural Center virtually or go on a video tour with cultural historian Tim Samuelson.

Buddy - Online Store

Buddy - Online Store

Public Media Institute's shop in the Chicago Cultural Center that gives Chicago's artists and small manufacturers a place to showcase and sell their goods and artwork.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

The Chicago Cultural Center offers FREE events, performances and exhibitions year-round.

Exhibitions (Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations pictured)

Exhibitions

A wide range of diverse and engaging exhibitions devoted to the visual arts and contemporary culture are presented.

Learning Lab

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is a place to engage and experiment with aspects of all DCASE cultural programming.

How to Host a Public Event at the Chicago Cultural Center

How to Host a Public Event at the Chicago Cultural Center

The ArtsSpace grant program offers opportunities to non-profit arts organizations.

Private Events & Weddings

Private Events & Weddings

Host your next event at the Chicago Cultural Center. The stunning landmark offers a variety of options for large and small gatherings.

Accessibility Information

Accessibility Information

Find out what accessibility features are available at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Architecture and History

Architecture and History

Constructed over 100 years ago as the Chicago Public Library and a Civil War memorial, the Chicago Cultural Center reflects the best of Chicago.

 

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Admission is FREE
(Closed Holidays)


Find us:

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Take CTA to Chicago Cultural Center

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by Michigan Avenue buses 3, 4, 19, 20, 26, 60, 66, 124, 143, 147, 151, 157 and Washington St. buses 4, J14, 20, 56, 66, 147

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Contact us:

dcase@cityofchicago.org
cityofchicago.gov/dcase