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WTTW11 & 98.7WFMT Celebration 2012: FAQ

Q: How can I purchase tickets?
A: Tickets are available by calling (773) 509-5525.
Please note: After April 30, physical tickets will no longer be issued for this event. Your ticket(s) will be available at will call located on the Performance Level at the Harris Theater.

Q: How can I attend the celebratory dinner?
A: Individuals, foundations, and corporations wishing to support WTTW and WFMT at a higher level may reserve individual seats and/or full tables at the Celebration 2012 dinner that will follow the performance directly at the Rooftop Terrace in Millennium Park. Please contact Elliott Teller in our Development Office at (773) 509-5434 or by email at eteller@wttw.com for more details. All proceeds benefit WTTW and WFMT.

Q: What recognition will I get for supporting WTTW and WFMT at a higher level?
A: Recognition varies depending on the level of support. For more information, click here or call Elliott Teller at (773) 509-5434.

Q: Is the Harris Theater handicapped accessible?
A: The Harris Theater is handicapped accessible, with an experienced front of house staff ready to assist you. If you are parking in the Millennium Park Garage, handicapped accessible parking is available on Level 2 North of the garage with easy elevator access to the Harris Theater's Orchestra lobby. Whether entering the Harris Theater on the lower level or on upper Randolph, you will be greeted by an Audience Service Attendant. They will be happy to help you and any member of your party to your seat or any theater amenity. Elevators at each level of the Harris Theater provide access to all lobbies, and seating in the Orchestra, Lower Balcony, and Upper Balcony. To accommodate your seat selection, wheelchair accessible seating as well as swing arm aisle seating is available on all levels of the theater. For your comfort, each level is equipped with a family/accessible washroom. In order to ensure that your needs are thoroughly met, please call the Harris Theater Box Office in advance at (312) 334-7777.

Q: Will parking be validated?
A: You can self-validate your parking slip and receive a discount on your parking fee in the Millennium Park Garage. Any usher in the Harris Theater can direct you to the validation machine located in the Harris Theater's orchestra level lobby.

Q: How long is the performance?
A: The performance will run approximately one hour.

Q: When should I arrive?
A: Doors open at 5:30 pm. We strongly encourage you to arrive at least a half hour prior to curtain. This performance will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Seating will begin at 6:00 pm. Early arrival will provide you with plenty of time to park your vehicle, pick up your tickets and use the facilities. If you arrive late, you can listen to the concert over the monitors in the Harris Theater lobbies. Since it is such a brief performance, ushers will try and seat latecomers if possible. If you have to leave the performance before it ends, please do so between program works.

Q: Is there an ATM close by?
A: ATMs are located across the street from the Harris Theater at the Aon Center and in Millennium Park at the Park Grill.

Q: Can I easily find a taxi from the theater?
A: Harris Theater's location near Michigan Avenue ensures that you will find taxis with relative ease. There is also a taxi stand across the street from the theater.

Q: Can I bring my cellular phone?
A: You may, but please turn off your phones, alarm watches, and/or electronic paging systems when attending the performance.

Q: Can I take pictures?
A: Unfortunately, cameras as well as other recording devices are not permitted in the Harris Theater.

Q: Can I bring my children?
A: Children eight years old and over are welcome to the performance.

Q: How can I get to the Harris Theater?
A: The Harris Theater is accessible by car and by public transit. Following are directions to the Theater:

Driving
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is located at 205 E. Randolph Drive at the north end of Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. When driving, the Millennium Park Garage offers direct indoor access to the Harris Theater lobbies. Millennium Park Garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With validation, parking in Millennium Park Garage is only $14 for up to six hours, allowing you ample time to attend the performance. Regular box office hours are 12:00 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday and on days with performances through intermission.

From the south or north on Lake Shore Drive, use the Randolph Street exit and turn west. Take a left onto Columbus Drive, move to the right lane and follow signs into Millennium Park Garage.

From the south or north on Michigan Avenue, turn east onto Randolph Drive and move to the center lane. This lane becomes the down-ramp to middle Randolph. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right at the first stoplight onto Columbus Drive and follow signs into Millennium Park Garage.

Once inside the Millennium Park Garage, turn right and follow signs that direct you toward the Randolph Street Pedestrian Exit. Parking levels 2 and 3 North offer the most convenient access to the theater. Parking spaces reserved for those requiring special access are available near the Randolph Street Pedestrian Exit at level 2. Take the parking garage elevator to level 2.5 and enter directly into the Harris Theater Orchestra Lobby.

Parking is also available at Grant Park North Garage and Monroe Street Garage.

CTA
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train stations close to the Harris Theater include the Red Line Washington Street station and Lake Street station, the Brown/Green/Orange or Purple Line Randolph Street station. After exiting any of these stations, walk east on Randolph Street to the Harris Theater at 205 E. Randolph.

For additional directions to the Harris Theater, including bus routes, call the CTA Travel Information Center at (312) 836-7000 or visit yourcta.com and complete a trip planner to find the quickest and most direct transit route to Millennium Park using CTA buses and trains.

Metra
If arriving downtown via Metra trains, taxi cabs and CTA buses are all immediately available. From Union Station (Canal Street, between Adams and Jackson Boulevard) take CTA's #151 bus directly to Millennium Park.

For additional Metra station information and up to date train schedules please visit metrarail.com.

 
 
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