Plan Your Visit

CYSO rehearsals and administrative offices are locations in the Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Ave on Chicago’s Cultural Mile.

Public Transportation

Taxis are almost always available on Michigan Avenue. You can also reach the Fine Arts Building by Metra, CTA bus and CTA train.

Taxi:

Ask the cab driver to take you to 410 S. Michigan. The closest cross streets are Michigan and Congress, or Michigan and Van Buren.

Checker Taxi  312-CHECKER (312-243-2537)
Yellow Cab  312-TAXI-CAB (312-829-4222)

Metra:  M

  • The Van Buren Metra station is only a short walk away.
  • From Union Station (located at Canal and Adams), take CTA bus 60 or 126.
  • From Olgilvy Center/Northwestern Station (at Madison and Canal), take CTA bus 20.
CTA bus:

Many CTA bus lines serve the Fine Arts Building.

  • Bus lines North – South along Michigan Avenue are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 20, 56, 60, 147, 151.
  • 126 runs East – West along Jackson to Michigan.
  • 29, 62, 146 and 148 drop off two blocks West on State Street.
CTA train:  EL
  • Take the Brown, Purple, Orange or Green line to the Library El stop for the Fine Arts Building.
  • Take the Red line to Jackson/State subway stop.
  • Take the Blue line to Jackson/Dearborn subway stop.

For more information on these and other routes, call the RTA Travel Center Hotline at (312) 836-7000, or visit the CTA at www.yourcta.com or Metra at www.metrarail.com.


Driving Directions & Parking

Directions to the Fine Arts Building from the City, Suburbs and O’Hare Airport are below. Our preferred parking garage and discount information are also included.

Driving Directions:

From the City, north of the loop
Take Lake Shore Drive south. Exit on Randolph. Take Randolph to Michigan Avenue and turn left. The Fine Arts Building is on your right just past Van Buren Street.

From the City, south of the loop
Take Lake Shore Drive north past Soldier Field. Before Grant Park you will make a left at Balbo. Make the second right, which is Michigan Avenue. The Fine Arts Building will be on your left just after Congress.

From the Northern Suburbs
Take I-94 to the Kennedy Expressway, I-90/94. Continue through the city. Take the Monroe Street exit east to Michigan Avenue. Make a right on Michigan. The Fine Arts Building is on your right just past Van Buren Street.

From O’Hare Airport and the Northwestern Suburbs
Use I-90 east to the Kennedy Expressway, I-90/94 heading towards Chicago. Continue through the city. Take the Monroe Street exit east to Michigan Avenue. Make a right on Michigan. The Fine Arts Building is on your right just past Van Buren Street.

From the Western Suburbs
Take the Eisenhower Expressway, I-290 east through the city on Congress until you reach Michigan Avenue. Make a left at Michigan. The Fine Arts Building will be on your left just after Congress.

From the Southwestern Suburbs
Take I-88 east, which becomes the Eisenhower Expressway heading towards Chicago. Follow that through the city on Congress until you reach Michigan Avenue. Make a left at Michigan. The Fine Arts Building will be on your left just after Congress.

From the Southern and Southeastern Suburbs
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-90/94 north to the Lake Shore Drive exit. You are now on I-55 east. Take the Lake Shore Drive North exit and follow Lake Shore Drive north to Balbo. Make a left on Balbo and then your second right, which is Michigan Avenue. The Fine Arts Building will be on your left just after Congress.

Parking:

CYSO’s preferred parking garage, Millennium Garages’ Grant Park South, is located at 325 S. Michigan Avenue between Jackson Blvd and Van Buren St. Entrances to the garage are located in the middle of Michigan Avenue while driving both north and southbound. The garage has 1,350 parking spaces and a vehicle height capacity clearance of 6’8″. Click here for a map and directions.

CYSO families are entitled to a special discount rate at Grant Park South parking garage. Contact the CYSO office at 312-939-2207 to request information on how to sign up to receive the discount.

Visitors to all CYSO events may receive a discounted parking rate of $13.50 for up to 12 hours. To receive your discount, please pick up a rebate voucher from a CYSO staff member during your visit.

Additional Parking

SpotHero is a parking app that allows you to plan ahead by comparing and paying for a parking spot near your destination via their app or website. For first time SpotHero users, use the code CYSO at checkout to donate $5 to CYSO and get 5% off your parking reservation.

 

Preferred Hotel

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CYSO’s preferred hotel is the Chicago Athletic Club Association Hotel at 12 S Michigan Avenue.