Concerts in Evanston
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- Directions to Pick-Staiger Concert Hall from the parking structure
- Driving south on Sheridan Road:
Turn left onto Campus Drive and then take a right onto Arts Circle Drive.
- Driving north on Sheridan Road:
Turn right onto Campus Drive and then take a right onto Arts Circle Drive.
- Parking and Special Needs Access:
As of Monday, June 25, 2012, Arts Circle Drive will be closed to traffic. Please allow extra time for parking.
Free parking is still available on weekends and after 4 p.m. on weekdays in the structure located on Campus Drive. After turning onto Campus Drive from Sheridan Road, enter the parking structure on your right by way of ramps leading to the upper and lower levels.
A small lot directly west of Louis Hall will have reserved spaces available after 4 p.m. on weekdays and at any time on the weekends for patrons with handicap placards. After turning onto Campus Drive, continue driving straight past the parking structure and John J. Louis Hall and park temporarily in the available turnaround space. From there, escort your guests by following the sidewalk eastward and using the ramp or stairs next to the Block Museum to access the Arts Circle Plaza, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, and Regenstein Recital Hall.
After dropping off your guest(s), you can either park in the handicap accessible spaces in the lot directly west of Louis Hall or continue south on Campus Drive and enter the parking structure on the left.
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About Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, a 989-seat venue, is located on the shore of Lake Michigan on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Wheelchair accessible seats (16) are located on the ends of rows G and H.
Since its inception the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists. A typical season of programming includes orchestral, wind ensemble, choral, opera, chamber, jazz, folk, world, contemporary, brass, and percussion concerts as well as solo recitals, lectures, master classes, and other related events.
Pick-Staiger’s diverse programming is designed to showcase the developing talent of Bienen School of Music students; to promote interaction among faculty members, students, and professional artists; and to provide affordable cultural presentations to the community at large.
Pick-Staiger is also home to professional performance organizations such as The Chicago Chamber Musicians, Chicago Philharmonic, Northshore Concert Band, Evanston Symphony Orchestra, and others who rent facilities from the Bienen School of Music.
Directions to Pick-Staiger Concert Hall from the parking structure
After parking your vehicle, walk to the north-central stairwell of the parking structure and exit to a pedestrian walkway. This path will lead you along the east side of the theatre buildings and up the stairs to the Arts Circle Plaza and Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.