When one thinks of a national landmark, he imagines statues, castles and battlefields; rarely an exquisitely-designed theatre. The Auditorium Theatre building is both an architectural marvel, a US National Historic Landmark and a theater and concert venue all in one imposing, yet beautiful edifice. Due to its location smack-dab in the center of the Chicago Loop and the number of popular acts, the Auditorium Theatre parking areas fill up fast. Located west of the Buckingham Fountain and east of the Harold Washington Library, the Auditorium Theatre has a capacity of 3,929 seats. With a dedication by President Benjamin Harrison in 1889 and the architectural genius of Adler and Sullivan, the Auditorium Theatre gleams with star power. Since it attracts such talent to Chicago, parking can be hectic, but with the help of ParkWhiz, you don’t have to be a star to book a sweet spot for Auditorium Theatre parking.
The auditorium proper is resplendent with yellowish light and an incandescent sense of calmness that permeates both the seats and the stage. Its crystal chandeliers ply their mellow hues on the ruby-red and sandy-yellow color scheme, making the whole place familiar, yet fashionable. This wonder began with the commissioning of the building by Ferdinand Peck, who hired the fabled Adler & Sullivan architectural firm to apply their craft. Through a masterful manipulation of the structure for acoustical purposes, along with then-modern conveniences such as the first central air conditioning system and the first theatre lit only by state-of-the-art light bulbs, the building was a marvel to behold. At the time, Frank Lloyd Wright worked at Adler & Sullivan as a draftsman, making it possible that the famous architect contributed to the design of the Auditorium Theatre. Both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the now-defunct Chicago Civic Opera began at the Auditorium Theatre, though over time the purpose of the theatre changed. After reopening in 1967 with an eight-year stint as a rock & roll venue, it was purchased by Roosevelt University, who still owns it to this day. Concerts, plays and even the Joffrey Ballet perform at the Auditorium Theatre, often making it hard to find a place to park if one doesn’t book parking spaces ahead of time. With a policy of no late seating, making sure you have a place to park at the Auditorium Theatre is imperative, but you won’t miss the show if you book with ParkWhiz.
ParkWhiz makes it easy to find Auditorium Theatre parking; select the show that you need Auditorium Theater Chicago parking for, select what time you want to park at Auditorium Theater on the event date, print out your Auditorium Theater parking pass (or use your mobile pass) and enjoy the music!
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ParkWhiz is the leading transactional platform that enables drivers, fleets and connected vehicles to find and book parking. The company offers the largest inventory of parking spaces for drivers to reserve before reaching their destinations, saving both time and money. Working with all major parking operators, it delivers transactional parking as a value-added service to major brands in sports and entertainment, travel, automotive and navigation. ParkWhiz has built partnerships with brands including Ford, Ticketmaster, Groupon, Madison Square Garden and others. The company operates two consumer-facing brands of its own—ParkWhiz and BestParking—available for Apple, Android and Amazon Alexa. ParkWhiz has parked over seven million vehicles and is operational in over 190 cities in North America and expanding rapidly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
Parking purchased on a partner website or as part of a parking package are non-refundable.
How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
For a seamless, no-printer-required experience, check out the ParkWhiz app! Thousands of space at your fingertips. Rest assured that if searching and booking on a mobile device, we won't show you any locations that require a printed pass! At least not until cars come equipped with printers!
If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.