Jay Pritzker Pavilion

building in Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, also known as Pritzker Pavilion or Pritzker Music Pavilion, is a bandshell in Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Four images of the same bandshell: top left is a large crowd seated on a lawn beneath a large metal trellis hung with speakers. The crowd, seen from behind, is watching a performance in a bandshell framed by curving shiny metal, with large buildings in the background. Top right is an aerial side view of the bandshell and trellis in a green park, with a large road running horizontally at bottom and a row of skyscrapers behind it at top. A curving metal bridge crosses the road. Bottom left is a large stage with a full symphony orchestra and two choirs behind it on risers. The stage walls and ceiling are paneled in wood. Bottom right is a large green lawn with scattered people playing on it. The trellis is overhead and the bandshell and skyscrapers are behind.
Views of the pavilion, clockwise from top left: 2009 Grant Park Music Festival season-ending performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony; aerial view from the east; from the Great Lawn; stage during rehearsal.
AddressMillennium Park
201 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Parking2218 (shared with Millennium Park)[2]
OwnerCity of Chicago
Capacity11,000 (4,000 fixed, 7,000 lawn)[1]
Current usePerforming arts
OpenedJuly 16, 2004
Years active2004–present
ArchitectFrank Gehry
City of Chicago Millennium Park

It is located on the south side of Randolph Street and east of the Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District. The pavilion was named after Jay Pritzker, whose family is known for owning Hyatt Hotels. The building was designed by architect Frank Gehry. The pavilion was constructed between June 1999 and July 2004, opening officially on July 16, 2004.


  1. "Facts and Dimensions of Jay Pritzker Pavilion". City of Chicago. Archived from the original on August 14, 2007. Retrieved September 20, 2007.
  2. Kamin, Blair (July 18, 2004). "A no place transformed into a grand space – What was once a gritty, blighted site is now home to a glistening, cultural spectacle that delivers joy to its visitors". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 6, 2008.

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