Getting to Symphony Center
From the north/northwest: Take the Edens Expressway (I-94) to the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94). At the Jayne Byrne Interchange, merge onto I-290 East and West Ida B. Wells Drive. Turn left onto East Congress Plaza Dr (at Michigan Avenue) and then make a right turn onto Michigan Ave. The Grant Park South Garage entrance is on the left, in the middle of Michigan Avenue.
From the west: The Eisenhower (I-290) becomes westbound Congress Parkway/Ida B. Wells Drive. Proceed east past Michigan Avenue. Turn left on to eastbound Ida B. Wells Drive, heading northwest. Turn right on to Michigan Avenue, heading north. Enter the Grant Park South Garage on the left, in the middle of Michigan Avenue.
From the southwest: Take the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Head north on DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Turn left on to eastbound Balbo Drive, heading west. Turn right on to Michigan Avenue and head north for three blocks. After Van Buren Street, the entrance to the Grant Park South Garage is on the left, in the middle of Michigan Avenue.
From the south: Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94) to westbound Roosevelt Road. Head east on Roosevelt Road. Make a left onto Michigan Avenue, heading north for seven blocks. After Van Buren Street, the entrance to the Grant Park South Garage is on the left, in the middle of Michigan Avenue.
Parking: The Grant Park South Garage is at 325 S. Michigan Ave. and has direct access to Symphony Center. Look for signs in the garage to identify the best pedestrian exit to enter Symphony Center.
Valet service at Adams Street entrance
Valet parking service is available at the 67 East Adams Street entrance of Symphony Center, for most Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Center Presents performances.
For weekday evening performances, valet service begins at 5 p.m. For matinee and weekend performances, valet service begins two and a half hours before the performance. After the performance concludes, cars need to be retrieved within one hour. The valet service is $35, cash only, and reservations are not required in advance.
Valet service is not available for Civic Orchestra concerts and rental events. To check if valet is available for your upcoming concert, contact Patron Services.
Prebook parking with SpotHero
Symphony Center and SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservation app, have teamed up to help make parking easier. To reserve a parking spot, visit spothero.com or download the SpotHero app and search for Symphony Center.
Subscriber parking card
Subscribers are eligible to receive an exclusive flat rate for up to 12 hours of parking at the Grant Park South Garage. To take advantage of this option, you will need to set up a CSO Parking Card with the Grant Park South Garage. This card will be linked to your credit or debit card, which will be charged each time you park.
Download and complete this form and return it to Grant Park South Garage by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (You can put "call me" in the credit card area and the parking garage will call you to complete your setup securely.)
Subscriber parking cards can be used anytime at any of the Millennium Garages, which include Grant Park South, Grant Park North, Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage.
2023/24 Season Rates with CSO Parking Card (for up to 12 hours per park)
Grant Park South and Grant Park North: $16.24
Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage: $14.26
For more information, call the Grant Park South Garage at 312-922-1156 and mention that you would like to set up a CSO Parking Card.
The Grant Park South Garage offers a security escort between the garage’s pedestrian lobby and your vehicle. To take advantage of this service, please call 312-922-1156 15-20 minutes prior to walking to the garage.
Parking validation machine at the Box Office
A parking validation machine is available at the Symphony Center Box Office. The validation machine rate is $20 for up to 12 hours of parking at the Grant Park South garage.
North Shore shuttle for Friday matinees
With the popular North Shore Shuttle, you can avoid the stress of driving downtown and instead sit back, relax and enjoy the company of other Chicago Symphony Orchestra patrons. The shuttle departs from Winnetka at 10:45 a.m., allowing you to arrive early enough for either the preconcert conversation or lunch downtown before the performance. The roundtrip shuttle ride is only $25 per person and advance reservation is required as space is limited. Learn more and book your ride today.
Symphony Center is conveniently located near several Chicago Transit Authority, train and bus stations. The Adams/Wabash CTA L station (Brown, Green, Orange and Pink lines) is one block west. Buses that service the area include routes 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 26, 28, 126, 143, 147 and 151.
Metra provides service to many suburbs, departing from four downtown stations.
Bike share and bike racks
A Divvy bike station is located on the north side of Symphony Center at 67 E. Adams. Bike racks are located on Michigan Avenue.