The Chicago Loop is an incredibly busy place, with traffic speeding by, money to be made and people to be seen, and in the case of the Lyric Opera, people to be heard. The fact that a world-famous Opera House is located within this small area has its plusses and minuses; it is much easier to get to for people who work in its environs already, but for everyone else commuting to the city, it is much harder to find Lyric Opera parking spaces. Located at the Civic Opera House on Wacker Drive south of the confluence of the Chicago River’s branches, the Lyric Opera has been providing entertainment and musical splendor to Chicago since 1954. In the recent past, some productions have been such shows as Susannah, Sweeney Todd, Doctor Atomic, and the Great Gatsby. These shows are incredibly popular, and with around 3,500 seats, it is often hard to find parking near the Lyric Opera. If you plan ahead, you can book Lyric Opera parking in advance with ParkWhiz, so you don’t have to worry in the least!
The Lyric Opera is a rather popular venue, so much that the attendance averaged around 100% between 1988-2002, and over 90% up to the present following that period. The structure itself is impressive, designed by the famous architectural firm Graham, Anderson, Probst & White. One of the most famous movies of all time, Citizen Kane, included an opera house inspired by the Civic Opera House. With a theme harkening back to Ancient Greece and Rome, the edifice is easily identifiable with classical columns and statues on the outside. Inside the lobby are gold leaf-girdled columns, illuminated chandeliers and the kind of ambiance that only an art-deco building can deliver. The auditorium itself shines with gold the color of a noonday sun, muted dark orange seats and a lavish red curtain.
The famous opera singer Carl Fox made her home at the Lyric Opera from 1954-80, always pressing the theatre and its performers for the highest quality of work and artistry. The Chicago Loop has only gotten busier as the years have gone on, making it much harder to find parking as the glass and concrete jungle grows ever-higher. Luckily, you can book a Lyric Opera parking space before the show with ParkWhiz, so you can enjoy the show rather than worry about parking.
ParkWhiz makes it easy to find Chicago Lyric Opera parking; select the show that you need Chicago Lyric parking for, what time you want to park at Lyric Opera of Chicago on the event date, print out your Chicago Lyric Opera parking pass (or use your mobile pass) and enjoy the show!
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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.
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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.