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Open House Chicago - Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

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Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago is presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation

Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Great Lawn in Millennium Park(click on image to enlarge)

Pritzker Pavilion is the focal point of Millennium Park and a favored gathering spot of Chicagoans and visitors alike. Frank Gehry's 2004 outdoor music pavilion is the setting for more than 100 free concerts, films and programs each year. During the summer, the historic Grant Park Music Festival (begun in 1935) presents 30 classical concerts over the course of 10 weeks. Other program series at the pavilion include: Downtown Sound, Loops & Variations, the Summer Film Series, Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz, Millennium Park Presents and the Chicago Jazz Festival. Ribbons of steel burst from the pavilion's bandshell—a trademark of Gehry's world-famous style. The 320-by-700-foot great lawn facing the stage is over-topped by a trellis of soaring, curved steel pipes that support suspended speakers. This design offers a column-free, state-of-the-art listening experience for audiences of up to 10,000.

Behind the Scenes Access: Go onstage and backstage to see areas rarely open to the public.

Architect: Frank Gehry, 2004




October 18 & 19, 2014




9 am - 5 pm




Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601








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Every aspect of Millennium Park was designed to be fully accessible to all patrons. The following services are available:

  • Wheelchair loans in the Millennium Park Welcome Center, 201 E. Randolph Street
  • Integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities
  • Assisted listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth




Public Transportation:
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Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph), Millennium Lakeside and Grant Park North.