Photo of Nichols Concert Hall

Nichols Concert Hall
at the Music Institute of Chicago

1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Seating Chart

Seating Chart

Driving Directions

Via the Edens: Edens Expressway (I-94) to Dempster exit - East. East on Dempster, through downtown Evanston to Chicago Ave. Left (north) on Chicago three blocks to Music Institute at the corner of Chicago and Grove.

Via Sheridan Road (from Chicago): North on Sheridan Road to Dempster Street in Evanston. Left on Dempster to Chicago, right on Chicago three blocks to Music Institute at the corner of Chicago and Grove.


Metered street parking is available. Meters are in effect from 8am to 9pm Mondays through Saturdays and are free on Sundays and holidays. The charge is $1.00 per hour with a maximum time of 2 hours unless otherwise noted.

Additional paid parking at the Holiday Inn garage, one block west of Nichols Concert Hall at 1505 Sherman Avenue (lower level); park in a public spot and use the pay machine near exit.

Public Transit

CTA Purple Line to Dempster. Walk east to Chicago Avenue, then north (left) on Chicago to Grove (about 3 blocks total).

Metra’s Union Pacific North Line travels from Chicago’s Ogilvie Station to Evanston/Davis Street station. From the Evanston/Davis St. Station walk south on Maple Avenue to Davis Street. Turn left on Davis Street and walk three blocks east to Chicago Ave. Turn right on Chicago Ave (South) and walk one block to the intersection of Grove and Chicago (4 blocks total).


Enter building from ramp on Grove Street (north side of building); take elevator to lobby level.