Rent Our Facilities - Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

CYSO spaces are a great option for your next rehearsal, recital, meeting, or event. Our convenient location in Chicago’s Loop combined with the historic charm of the Fine Arts Building and affordable rates make us a great option for your next event. 

Prime location in the historic Fine Arts building at 410 S. Michigan Ave.

Pianos, music stands and percussion equipment included

A/V equipment, chairs and tables availble for a custom room setup

The Right Place with the Right Space

Curtiss Hall 10th Floor

Perfect for recitals, meetings, rehearsals, lectures and auditions for up to 200 people. Stage has Wendl & Lung 7’ grand piano with additional music, meeting and A/V equipment available.

$130/hour or
$900/full day (7+ hours)

Suite 833

Perfect for rehearsals, meetings and auditions for 80-120 people. Includes a Kawaii RX-1 piano and Wenger “Symphony” chairs with additional music, meeting and A/V equipment available.

$100/hour or
$750/full day (7+ hours)

Suite 802

Perfect for chamber group rehearsals, meetings and auditions for 40-60 people. Includes Steinway 6’ piano with additional music, meeting and A/V equipment available.

$100/hour or
$750/full day (7+ hours)

Room 838

Perfect for rehearsals, meetings, and auditions for 80-120 people. Includes a Kawaii RX-1 piano and Wenger “Symphony” chairs with additional music, meeting, and A/V equipment available.

$100/hour or
$750/full day (7+ hours)

Room 820

Perfect for small meetings and coachings for up to 10 people. Includes a lounge style table and 10 chairs with additional A/V equipment available, including laptop stands, projectors and microphones.

$30/hour or
$200/full day (7+ hours)

Still Have Questions?

What is the minimum rental time?

All rentals are a 2 hour minimum, which must include set-up and tear-down time. After the 2 hour minimum, rental time is booked in full hour increments. Each space is rented “As Is”. Set-up is not provided.

Example: An event from 6:00 – 7:00 PM should be booked for 5:30 – 7:30 PM (at a minimum) to a) meet the minimum time requirement and b) allow for set-up, tear-down, entrance and exit of attendees, etc.

What amenities come with each room?

Curtiss Hall rentals include 100 banquet chairs, Wendl & Lung 7′ grand piano (on stage), music stands, up to 8 six-foot rectangular tables (upon request and based on availability), and the A/V equipment listed below.

Suite 833 rentals include 120 Wenger “Symphony” chairs, up to 8 six-foot rectangular tables (upon request and based on availability), 70 music stands, Kawai RX-1 piano, and the A/V equipment listed below. Large percussion rental is available at an additional fee.

Suite 802 rentals include 60 hardback chairs, up to 8 six-foot rectangular tables (upon request and based on availability), music stands, Steinway 6’ piano, and the A/V equipment listed below. Large percussion rental is available at an additional fee.

Suites 838 and 820 rentals include chairs and stands that fit the max capacity of each space.

Can you provide A/V equipment?

CYSO can provide the following A/V equipment at no additional charge, pending availability:

  • Powered speakers and stands (833 and Curtiss Hall only)
  • PA System (833 and Curtiss Hall only)
  • One handheld microphone (833 and Curtiss Hall only)
  • 4 tabletop microphones (833 and Curtiss Hall only)
  • 2 laptop stands
  • 2 projectors
  • 2 projector screens
  • 2 USB microphones

Do you have any recommendations for where I can rent a/v equipment that you don’t provide?

A/V Chicago
Avchicago.com or 312 429 7254

What is the seated capacity of each space?

Curtiss hall – 130 (100 banquet chairs provided, additional plastic chairs can be supplemented from the 8th floor)

Room 833 – Max 80 theater style, 120 orchestra rehearsal with minimal percussion set-up

Room 802 – Max 40 theater style, 80 standing

Room 838 – 20

Room 820 – 10

What are the building hours?

Monday – Friday:  7:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday:  7:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday:  9:00am – 9:00pm

There are two elevators running during weekday, daytime hours (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) with the exception of the elevator operator breaks, and only 1 during “off-peak” hours. The elevators are small and run slowly, so plan extra time to get up & down through the elevators. All guests must be out of the space by the building’s close time, otherwise you will have to take the stairs to the main floor (10 flights for Curtiss, 8 flights for 8th floor spaces)

Can we rent past the building closing time?

No. All rentals must be finished, torn down, and cleared out of the building by the building closing time.

Can we hire an extra elevator operator?

No

Can we bring in or rent extra tables, chairs, etc?

No. Only what is provided in the space is allowed.

Can we have access to the freight elevator?

No, anything brought in for your event must come through the front passenger elevators.

Can equipment be brought in earlier in the day or left overnight?

Yes, however you will need to include this as part of your rental time and will be charged for the amount of time equipment is stored. You only have access to the space during the time it is rented, so any personal belongings or extra equipment can only occupy the space during the time you have it rented.

Is there staff on-site for my event?

No. Rentals do not come with staff support. Renters are responsible for set-up & tear-down, as well as requesting the number of chairs & tables needed in the space prior to the event. All table, chair, piano use, and other requests must be made prior to receiving a rental agreement.

Can we have food and beverage?

Yes, non-alcoholic beverages and pre-prepared & pre-packaged foods are allowed (think Corner Bakery or Jewel Osco food trays). Absolutely no food may be prepared on-site or held hot with sterno heaters, electric hot boxes, or other heating methods. Alcohol is not permitted.

Can we serve alcohol?

No, alcohol is not permitted.

Does my rental include the use of the piano? 

Yes, in rooms that have a piano (see “Rate & Amenities” for room details). You must request use of the Curtiss Hall piano in advance and the piano lock combination will be emailed to you. If you do not request use of the piano, the instrument will be locked.

How often are the pianos tuned?

Every 6-8 weeks. If you would like a fresh tuning for your rental, the charge is $150. We will do our best to have it tuned as close to your rental as possible.

What type of lighting is available in the space?

All spaces have overhead lights with on/off switches. There are no dimmers, with the exception of Curtiss Hall’s stage lights.

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