Spectacular productions — the greatest voices in the world — and the thrilling combination of music and drama that only Lyric Opera can offer. From alumni groups to work outings, from social clubs to special celebrations, choose Lyric for your next group event and give your group the best of all of the performing arts in a single show! In addition to great discounts, you'll receive complimentary tickets for group leaders, complimentary bus parking, recommendations for dining partners, preferred reservations for backstage tours (subject to available dates) and the finest in customer service.
If you would like information about group tickets or have any further questions, please contact Joel Friend at 312.827.5927 or Sam Fain at 312.827.5613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016/17 Group Sales Information
2016/17 Season Calendar
2016/17 Group Sales Prices and Info
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Backstage Tours: Interested in bringing your group to learn more about the magic behind-the-scenes at Lyric? Let us customize a backstage tour experience for your group. Call Joel at 312.827.5927 to get started! See more on our Backstage Tours page.
FAQs about Group Sales
How many people do I need to place a group order?
Do you have special rates for groups?
Do I have to pay when I order?
How can I get the best seats?
Will my group be seated together?
What if I don't need all the tickets I have reserved?
What are the parking options if we come by bus?
Are there special group rates for students?
I have more questions. Can I talk to someone?
Q. How many people do I need to place a group order?
A. The minimum number of tickets is 10 to receive group services.
Q. Do you have special rates for groups?
A. Yes! Groups of 10 or more receive special discounts at all opera and spring musical performances (see calendar). The final price is based on the day you attend and the number in your group.
Groups receive a complimentary ticket for every 20 tickets purchased. All groups pay a one-time $9 processing fee with each order.
Q. Do I have to pay when I order?
A. No. Just call 312.827.5927 or email email@example.com to reserve your group's seats. When we confirm ticket availability for your request, usually around July 1, a non-refundable 50% payment is due by August 31. For orders placed after August 31, your initial 50% payment is due within 10 days of confirmation. Your final payment is due 30 days before the performance. Talk to our Group Sales department if you need to make different payment arrangements.
Q. How can I get the best seats?
A. Order early for seating priority. Group orders are accepted beginning in February for the following season which runs from September to May. Group orders are filled ahead of all single-ticket orders and are seated immediately after our subscribers.
Q. Will my group be seated together?
A. Your seats will generally be together in the best available location in your price section. Special seating requests, such as an aisle seat, may be made when you place your order.
Q. What if I don't need all the tickets I have reserved? Can I adjust my order?
A. Yes! The size of your group may be increased if tickets are available or decreased prior to final payment. Keep in mind the ticket price is based on the number in your group; your final ticket count will determine your final price and discount. Once we receive your payment, all sales are final. If your order drops below 10 seats, seating priority cannot be guaranteed.
Q. What are the parking options if we come by bus?
A. Buses or cars may drop off passengers on Wacker Drive near Madison Street, just a few steps from the entrance doors. See the Your Visit section for nearby parking lots for cars and small vans. Parking for large buses should be arranged by the tour bus operator. Click here for more information about motorcoach parking from Choose Chicago, the official Chicago visitor's site. Complimentary bus parking may be possible for some buses. Call our Group Sales team for more information.
Q. Are there special group rates for students?
A. Yes! Call 312.827.5927 for the latest special prices and promotions for student groups of all ages, including homeschool families. Full time college students may also register for our NEXT program.
Q. I have more questions. Can I talk to someone?
A. Please contact Joel Friend at 312.827.5927 or Sam Fain at 312.827.5613. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.