Lyric Opera and LLoyd’s Chicago

Civic Opera house:  Home to Chicago’s Lyric Opera

Located on 20 N. Wacker drive is one of North America’s most magnificent Opera houses.   Blocks away from Willis tower, the magnificent mile, & Chicago’s theater district, the Civic Opera house has been standing tall since its opening in 1929.   The building has a rich history and housed many famous singers over the years.

Five fascinating facts about the Civic Opera house!

  1. The Civic Opera house opened 6 days after the stock market crash of 1929
  2. The architectural firm that designed the Field Museum also designed the Civic Opera house
  3. Look up!  The theater has never been fully repainted; instead skilled artisans from around the country were commissioned to hand-stencil and hand-detail all of the ornamentation on the ceilings.
  4. The building itself is massive limestone creation with a 45-story office tower and two 22-story wings.
  5. A utility billionaire of the 1900’s, Samuel Insull’s vision of safety, excellent sight lines, comfortable seating, gracious surroundings, and premium acoustics inspired the design of the Civic Opera house.

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Just a step away from the Civic Opera house is Lloyd’s Chicago on 1 S. Wacker drive.  As a tasty accompaniment to any theater or opera show, Lloyd’s Chicago offers American comfort foods at comfortable prices.  Parking is also available at 1 S. Lower Wacker Dr. after 5:00 PM.  Parking is located on the East side of lower Wacker Drive. 
  Lloyd’s is offering a rate of $8.50 with the purchase of 2 entrees.  This parking charge will be added to your guest check.  Present your parking ticket to your server when you are greeted and you will receive a voucher ticket. Put this into the machine in the parking garage right before you pull out and the gate will open.

Here are a few recommendations from the Chef for when you dine at Lloyd’s Chicago before the next concert or show.

Appetizer: Flash fried Point Judith Calamari with cocktail sauce, asiago, & lemon

Entrée: Pulled Pork Roll with BBQ sauce & crispy onions on a toasted brioche

Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake with graham cracker crust & topped with a dollop of whipped cream

Drink recommendation: Oskar Blues’ G’Knight Double Red IPA

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