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COVID-19 Update

Based on Chicago's key health metrics, the city is currently in Phase 4 (Gradually Resume) – allowing additional businesses and public amenities to open with limited capacities and appropriate safeguards. Although progress has been made in order to move to phase four, all residents should continue to abide by important guidance including: physically distancing and wearing a face covering; limiting non-business, social gatherings to 50 persons for indoor events and 100 for outdoors; staying at home if you are considered vulnerable, feel ill or have come into contact with someone with COVID-19; and getting tested if you have symptoms. Please refer to the Chicago Department of Public Heath’s website, chicago.gov/coronavirus, for the latest local updates on the response to COVID-19.

The Chicago Cultural Center is closed to the public. All events, programs and tours are canceled until further notice.

 
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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

Video Tours

Video Tours

Go inside the "People's Palace" 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.

Music (Juicebox pictured)

Music

Music performances include Juicebox, Chamber Mondays, Dame Myra Hess Concerts and more.

Exhibitions (In Flux: Chicago Artists and Immigration)

Exhibitions

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

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.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information to plan your visit to the Chicago Cultural Center.

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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Closed in response to COVID-19

   
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Admission is FREE
Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm
Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm
Exhibitions close 15 minutes before the building closes
(Closed Holidays)

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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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dcase@cityofchicago.org
cityofchicago.gov/dcase

 

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