Directions and Parking
Please allow extra travel time: Due to street preparation surrounding the City of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday, March 17, there will be potential road closures, street barricades, and limited garage access throughout the weekend (Friday and Saturday). Street closures are Columbus from Roosevelt Rd. to Wacker Dr. All East/West streets in those boundaries may be closed as early as 7:00 AM. Recommended reroutes are Lake Shore Dr. and State St. The parade route runs on Columbus Dr. from Balbo Dr. to Monroe St. For more information about the parade route, please visit the City of Chicago website here.
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is located at 205 E. Randolph Drive at the north end of Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. When driving, the Millennium Park Garage, located at 5 S. Columbus Dr., offers direct indoor access to the Harris Theater lobbies. Millennium Park Garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Discounted parking validation for Millennium Park Garage is available at the Harris Theater Orchestra level box office for all ticket holders prior to curtain, during intermission, or following all performances. With validation, parking in Millennium Park Garage is $19 for up to six hours allowing you ample time to attend the performance and enjoy a meal at one of the local restaurants. For further details about parking validation, please contact the box office at 312.334.7777. Regular Box Office hours are 12-6, Monday through Friday and on days with performances through intermission.
Please note: parking validation is only available for Millennium Park Garage on Columbus Drive. Validation is not available for Grant Park North or Grant Park South on Michigan Ave.
For access to the Millennium Park Garage from the south or north on Lake Shore Drive, use the Randolph Street exit and turn west. Take a left onto Columbus Drive, move to the right lane and follow signs into Millennium Park Garage.
For access to the Millennium Park Garage from the south or north on Michigan Avenue, turn east onto Randolph Drive and move to the center lane. This lane becomes the down-ramp to middle Randolph. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right at the first stoplight onto Columbus Drive and follow signs into Millennium Park Garage.
Once inside the Millennium Park Garage, turn right and follow signs that direct you toward the Randolph Street Pedestrian Exit. Parking levels 2 and 3 North offer the most convenient access to the Theater. Parking spaces reserved for those requiring special access are available near the Randolph Street Pedestrian Exit at level 2. Take the parking garage elevator to level 2.5 and enter directly into the Harris Theater Orchestra Lobby.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train stations close to the Harris Theater include the Red Line Washington Street station and Lake Street station, the Brown/Green/Orange or Purple Line trains’ Randolph Street station. After exiting any of these stations, walk east on Randolph Street to the Theater at 205 East Randolph.
For additional directions to the Harris Theater, including bus routes, call the CTA Travel Information Center at 312.836.7000 or visit transitchicago.com and complete a trip planner to find the quickest and most direct transit route to Millennium Park using CTA buses and trains.
If arriving downtown via Metra trains, taxi cabs and CTA buses are all immediately available.
From Union Station (Canal Street, between Adams and Jackson Boulevard) take CTA’s #151 bus directly to Millennium Park.
From Ogilvie Transportation Center (Madison and Canal Streets) take CTA’s #20 or #56 bus directly to Millennium Park.
From LaSalle Street Station (Congress and LaSalle Streets) take CTA’s #147 and #151 bus directly to Millennium Park.
Randolph Street Metra Station and South Shore Line Station exit directly on Michigan Avenue and Randolph, just one block from the Harris Theater and at the Northwest corner of Millennium Park.
For additional Metra station information and up to date train schedules please visit metrarail.com.