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Rental Information

General Manager:  Rich Regan  312.827.3575
Events & Sales Manager: 312.827.3580

Facility rental brochure.


Ardis Krainik Theatre 

The Ardis Krainik Theatre seats up to 3,600 and is available for concerts, graduations, presentations, productions and more.

The stage is also the perfect setting for private dinners, galas and standing receptions. Experience the possibilities that exist behind the curtain!


Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
The beautiful theatre lobby accommodates standing receptions for up to 400 (700 with the mezzanine) and is ideal for gala auctions, weddings, cocktails, meetings, or seated dinners for up to 150.


William B. and Catherine Graham Room
This versatile space features five adjacent salons with rich decor. Accommodates up to 238 for a standing reception, 100 theatre style and 150 seated.


Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room
The beautiful Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room, a gorgeous space designed to echo the décor and architecture of the Civic Opera House, is located at street level just off the Rice Grand Foyer. Amenities include restaurant-style seating, elegant bar, prep kitchen, house sound system, and private restrooms. Dining capacity 72. Standing capacity 100.


Florian Opera Bistro
The lively Florian Opera Bistro – located off the third-floor theater lobby – provides a European bistro-style atmosphere, featuring a stunning collection of photographs and costume display from Lyric’s celebrated past and exciting present. Amenities include restaurant-style seating, ample bar, prep kitchen, house sound system, and elevator access. Dining capacity 136. Standing capacity 200.

Malott Room
This intimate salon accommodates 75 for a standing reception or theatre style and 50 seated.