We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
+1 312-294-3000
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 60.00*
and up
Chicago City Tour and Chicago River Cruise
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“world class” (75 reviews)
“riccardo muti” (34 reviews)
220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-294-3000
Write a Review
Reviews (647)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 567 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank TravelingScholar60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Orchestra hall did not remove the lass structure when it weas renovated. Difficult for gallery participants to meet friends in other parts of the theater

Thank odysseusChicago
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Even though I do not live near Chicago, I have attended 50 or more Chicago Symphony concerts in Orchestra Hall since 2006. The main floor orchestra section and the lower balcony are the two areas of the hall I've heard extensively. Which is to be...More

Thank BartokBela
Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Chicago Symphony Center along with the CSO is a jewel in the crown of this beautiful city. Tickets are fairly priced and you can usually get tickets the day of the performance. Doesn't matter where you sit as the sound is exquisite even in...More

Thank Cad527
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
Nearby Restaurants
Exchequer Restaurant & Pub
520 reviews
.13 km away
Miller's Pub & Restaurant
1,450 reviews
.14 km away
Art Institute of Chicago
288 reviews
.13 km away
Russian Tea Time
477 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Art Institute of Chicago
18,360 reviews
.09 km away
Crown Fountain
1,567 reviews
.28 km away
The Loop
976 reviews
.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
18 February 2017|
Answer Show all 8 answers
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
18 May 2016|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, Trip Advisor won't allow for websites. Google CSO and you will find what you need.
10 August 2015|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Barb K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Bus and L go nearby