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Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
+1 312-294-3000
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Gallery level seats are excellent!

I visited today's concert very instantly and adhoc, so got only a gallery seat (the most highest... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ville M
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Kaarina, Finland
via mobile
Glorious Harry Potter Concert Expoerience

This was our first visit to the symphony here. It was a near perfect experience. (read other recent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff S
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New York City, New York
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220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Symphony Centre, Chicago, IL 60604-2596
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I visited today's concert very instantly and adhoc, so got only a gallery seat (the most highest level). The experience was excellent! Acoustics of the hall is brilliant, so it really sounded a lot better than on main floor seats on many halls (disclaimer: I...More

Thank Ville M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the symphony here. It was a near perfect experience. (read other recent reviews, November 2017, all accurate.Carol S, David H and Mdinsec) We are from New York but had not yet seen a live music film performance and it...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The experience of watching a no ie with all the original music played by an orchestra directly in front of you is breathtaking. I was not sure what to watch, the move, the orchestra, or the audience. I was amazed how seamless the transitions were...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first experience seeing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and we could not have been happier. It was a most enjoyable evening. Arabella Steinbacher's playing was amazing, and the highlight was Schubert's Symphony No. 9 (Great). We are so appreciative to have experienced such...More

Thank Mdinsac
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Symphony Center is a beautiful orchestra hall that is constructed to be acoustically perfect. I attended many holiday performances at this center. When the orchestra played with the Chicago Choir, it was a magical experience. The center is well maintained and worth a visit.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Can't recall all the times I've been to Symphony Center, to hear the CSO, or a visiting orchestra, or an esteemed soloist. So many memorable musical moments have happened here for me and my friends. I've experienced renovations to the interior that improved the acoustics,...More

Thank Jeffwithtwoels
Reviewed 10 November 2017

There is always something wonderful to hear at Symphony Center. Their selection of classical offerings is always exciting, but they also offer seasonal concerts, international/global programs and sometimes come up with something completely unexpected, like the group Chicago, backed up by Chiciago Symphony Orchestra. THAT...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

First visit to the CAP and wondering if it's always so spectacular or was it a lucky exception. Will most definitely visit again our next time in Chicago and will akso seek out Sir Andras Schiff should he visit our home area. Absolutely worth every...More

Thank ThankxgivingTraveler
Reviewed 6 November 2017

As a new Season ticket holder for the CSO, I am very pleased with that which I have experienced thus far. The price for the tickets are very reasonable. The seating is comfortable and it seems that all seats have a good view and the...More

Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 29 October 2017

First time at this symphony hall. Interior design is lovely with convenient seating. Staff friendly during interaction. Located in area that have restaurants and shops surrounding it. Public transportation available outside of hall.

Thank wanderingintrovert
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Downtown / The Loop
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flavor. This central business district boasts
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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
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wanderingintrovert
22 October 2017|
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Response from Stan Z | Reviewed this property |
Have observed many inquires regarding restaurants around Symphony Center, The Art Institute, and other Michigan Avenue venues. There are ample upscale restaurants in the area. The Symphony complex has one, there's also... More
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tiredkz
17 February 2017|
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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
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