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Chicago Theater Directions

Wirtz Theatre in Abbott Hall. Main entrance located on the southeast corner of Lake Shore Drive and Superior Street.

Located in Downtown Chicago, right off of N Lake Shore Drive. One block east from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 

From the North (via I-94)

  • Take I-94 E south to the Ohio St. exit
  • Follow Ohio St. (east) past Michigan Ave.
  • Left (north) on McClurg Ct.
  • Right (east) on Huron St.
  • Left into A-Lot: Abbott Lot

From the North (via Lake Shore Drive)

  • Take Lake Shore Dr. south to the Chestnut St. exit
  • Right (south) on inner Lake Shore Dr.
  • Right (west) on Huron St.
  • Right into A-Lot: Abbott Lot

From the West (via I-88 or I-80)

  • If taking I-88, take I-290 East to Congress Pkwy.
  • If taking I-80, take I-55 North to I-90/I-94 West and exit at Congress Pkwy.
  • Follow Congress Pkwy. (east) until it ends at Columbus Dr.
  • Left (north) on Columbus Dr. It will turn into Fairbanks Ct.
  • Right (East) on Huron St.
  • Left into A-Lot: Abbott Lot

From the South (via I-57)

  • Take I-57 north and merge with I-94 West
  • Take I-94 west to the Ohio St. exit
  • Follow Ohio St. (east) past Michigan Ave.
  • Left (north) on McClurg Ct.
  • Right (east) on Huron St.
  • Left into A-Lot: Abbott Lot

From Indiana (via I-80)

  • Take I-80 west to I-94 west
  • Take I-94 west to the Ohio St. exit
  • Follow Ohio St. (east) past Michigan Ave.
  • Left (north) on McClurg Ct.
  • Right (east) on Huron St.
  • Left into A-Lot: Abbott Lot

From the South (via I-55)

  • Take I-55 north to Lake Shore Dr.
  • North to the Illinois St./Grand Ave. exit
  • Left (west) on Grand Ave. to ./Fairbanks Ct.
  • Right (north) on Fairbanks Ct.
  • Right (east) on Huron St.
  • Left into A-Lot: Abbott Hall

From Northwestern Evanston Campus

  • Take Sheridan Rd to US-41 S
  • Exit onto N Lake Shore Dr
  • Turn left onto E Lake Shore Dr
  • Turn right onto E Huron St.
  • Right into A-Lot: Abbott Hall

Taking the Metra/EL

  • Red, Brown, and Purple Lines have stops walking distance from Abbott Hall

Parking

Parking is available in the Abbott Hall Parking lot located at 710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.

Parking is free after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. The Abbott lot is located right off N Lake Shore Drive and is directly next to the performance space in the Wirtz Center Chicago.