The Richard J. Daley Center was originally known as the Chicago Civic Center. Located in the heart of the Chicago Loop, the Daley Center was Chicago’s first major public building to be constructed in a modern rather than a classical architectural style. For more information, click here.
The Daley Center Plaza is available for private events, such as weddings, festivals, and corporate functions, in addition to civic and cultural events. We accept applications for use of the plaza on a first come, first serve basis. Applications must be received by the Special Events Coordinator no later than 30 days prior to an event. Click here for more information on our events.
Under the Picasso
The Richard J. Daley Center offers free cultural programming for visitors throughout the year that take place every weekday from 12-1pm under the Picasso. These performances include singing, dancing, flag raisings, cultural ceremonies, and so much more. To apply for a noontime performance or to see what events are coming up, click here for more information.
The Daley Center facilities have seen helicopter landings, armored tanks, police chases, bus crashes, gun-wielding criminals and elderly characters hogging the pay phones. However, every movie that has been filmed in our facilities has the cast and crew of The Blues Brothers to thank for opening the door for them. For more information on filming at The Daley Center, click here.