Jay Pritzker Pavilion
During the 10-week Festival, most Grant Park Orchestra concerts take place on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, located at 201 E. Randolph Street.
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion, including the Seating Bowl and Great Lawn, will be closed to the public earlier in the day. Unless otherwise posted, entrances and bag check lines open 2 hours prior to the start of the concert.
The Patron Service Center, a white tent located on the upper walkway to the left of the Pavilion, opens 90 minutes before the concert.
CenterStage Concert Series
CenterStage is a Sunday afternoon concert series that brings performer and audience together on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
- Doors open at 1 PM. The concerts start at 2 PM and last approximately one hour.
- While these concerts are free, reservations are recommended. Seating is general admission.
- Late seating is permitted in the choral balcony only.
- Enter the stage door from the upper walkway beside the Patron Service tent, which is located on the left side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion (see map below). An usher will be on hand to direct you.
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance
The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance is a cozy underground venue located at the northern edge of Millennium Park. Each year, the Grant Park Orchestra heads indoors during the annual, four-day popular music festival Lollapalooza, which takes place around the first weekend of August.
- Enter the Harris at 205 E. Randolph Street or through the Millennium Park Garage.
- Please note that performance times at the Harris Theater may differ from other Festival events.
- The Lobby opens 90 minutes before the start of the concert.
- The seating area opens 30 minutes before the start of the concert.
- Visit the Harris Theater website for more information.
The Chase Promenade North Tent
Our Pre-Concert Lecture Series takes place in the Chase Promenade North Tent located on the west end of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. These lectures invite visitors to go beyond the stage with in-depth conversations between guest artists and expert music commentators. All lectures begin one hour prior to the start of the concert and are free and open to the public.
Concerts in the Parks
When the Orchestra and Chorus visit other venues around the city, including the South Shore Cultural Center and the Columbus Park Refectory, the doors open 30 minutes before the start of the concert.