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Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events. Read More



 Rediscover The People’s Palace

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

The Chicago Cultural Center offers FREE events, performances and exhibitions year-round.

Music (Juicebox pictured)


Music performances include Juicebox, Chamber Mondays, Dame Myra Hess Concerts and more.

Exhibitions (Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural (Photo by: Marcelino Y. Fahd)


A wide range of diverse and engaging exhibitions devoted to the visual arts and contemporary culture are presented.

Theater & Dance (Chicago Dance Month, Natya Dance Theater pictured)

Theater & Dance

Ongoing performing arts series that showcases emerging and established music, theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists.

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information to plan your visit to the Chicago Cultural Center.

Accessibility Information

Accessibility Information

Find out what accessibility features are available at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Private Events & Weddings

Private Events & Weddings

Host your next event at the Chicago Cultural Center. The stunning landmark offers a variety of options for large and small gatherings.

Architecture and History

Architecture and History

Constructed over 100 years ago as the Chicago Public Library and a Civil War memorial, the Chicago Cultural Center reflects the best of Chicago.

Information and Resources

Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.

Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312.744.3316

FREE Admission

Building Hours:

  • Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm
  • Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm

Closed Holidays


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