Broadway In Bronzeville

Harold Washington Cultural Center




Grab a bite before the show

Looking for pre-theatre fare and drinks? The Harold Washington Cultural Center offers a full selection of premium liquors, wines, beer, juice, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks. Concessions stand is located on the main level.  Currently, The Harold Washington Cultural Center does not sell cooked food.

The policy for taking food and drinks into the auditorium can vary from show to show; however, bottled water is always permitted. Please ask your bartender or an usher about the evening’s policy. Outside food and beverages are not allowed into the theatre.

Dining options near The Harold Washington Cultural Center:

Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles
3947 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 0653

Truth Italian Restaurant 
56 E. Pershing, Chicago, IL 60653

Two Fish 
641 E. 47th St, Chicago, IL 60653

Norman Bistro 
1001 E.43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653

Slice of Bronzeville 
4655 S. King Dr, Chicago, IL 60615

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
4-Star Hotel
Contemporary pick with dining & a pool

Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 S. Prairie, Chicago, IL 60616
4-Star Hotel 
Sleek hotel connected to McCormick Place

Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
5225 S. Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615
3-star hotel
Modern hotel with free WiFi & breakfast

Chicago South Loop Hotel 
11 W. 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616
3-star hotel
Urban lodging with 24/7 fitness center

Alcohol Serving and Consumption

For most events at The Harold Washington Cultural Center, alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. The Harold Washington Cultural Center staff is trained in the nationally recognized T.E.A.M. (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) Training program for responsible alcohol management. Alcohol sales will be limited to up to two alcoholic beverages per customer per transaction. All guests may be required to show ID to purchase alcohol. Guests are not permitted to bring in alcoholic beverages from outside and may not leave with alcohol purchased inside The Harold Washington Cultural Center. Management reserves the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest.

Please be aware that it is the policy of The Harold Washington Cultural Center to require all guests who appear to be forty (40) years of age or younger to present a valid form of ID with proof of age in order to purchase alcoholic beverages at The Harold Washington Cultural Center. Pursuant to applicable State law, we accept only the following forms of identification:
A valid driver’s license or non-driver identification card issued by the United States Government, a State Government, Commonwealth, Possession or Territory of the United States or a Provincial Government of Canada (except Canadian ID other than a valid passport will not be accepted at the Chicago Theatre)

A valid passport

A valid U.S. military ID

Getting to The Harold Washington Cultural Center

4701 S. King Dr. 
Chicago, IL 60653
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Our parking lot is located immediately south of the Harold Washington Cultural Center


The Chicago area is serviced by two major airports: O’Hare International Airport (approximately 22 miles) and Midway International Airport (approximately 14 miles). The Harold Washington Cultural Center is accessible by public transportation, car service and taxi from both airports.
Tel.:  (773) 373-1900


4701 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60615
United States of America
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