Planning Your Visit

  • The Ruth Page Center for Arts is located in Chicago’s Near North Side just steps from Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile, Chicago's shopping, dining and cultural mecca. The historic 1927 building in which the Center resides sits on a lovely tree-lined street in the heart of Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is a historic district roughly bounded by North Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, Oak Street, and Clark Street.

    Ruth Page Center for the Arts
    1016 N. Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL 60610


    If you will be attending class or visiting The Ruth Page Center and need parking, parking options are listed below:

    •• Newberry Plaza, 1030 N. State Street, just around the corner from The Center
    $8 for 3 hours (Ruth Page Student rate is $6 for 3 hours); $12 for 6 hours; $15 for 12 hours
    Purchase Discount Parking "Chaser Card" at Ruth Page Center front desk after you've parked.

    •• On-street Metered parking is also available throughout the neighborhood.
    $4.50 per hour, with a 2-hour max.

    •• During select performances only, valet parking is offered for $15 through Chicago Valet Inc.  Valet is typically available 2 hours prior to curtain time. 

    Public Transportation
    The Ruth Page Center is near the Red Line (Clark and Division stop) and #22, #36, #70 and #156 bus lines.

    Shopping and Dining

    Shopping in the Gold Coast is of an upscale nature; shoppers fill the streets carrying shopping bags with internationally recognized names. Apart from smaller, one-of-a-kind boutiques, there are popular stores such as Madewell, Urban Outfitters, The Frye Company, and The Dr. Martens Store. More elite shops can also be found, such as Prada, Hermes and Kate Spade.

    The Gold Coast is one of the most famous districts in Chicago for dining, with a very high concentration of restaurants and bars. Many of them are located on famed Rush Street. A densely packed area known for its energy and its lights, Rush is awake long after the Loop has gone to sleep. Even in cold weather, throngs of people can be found mingling outside each of the restaurants and bars in this area. It is, to many, the place to be. Many establishments, aware of the draw of Rush Street, use the moniker when naming their business. There is the Rush Street Restaurant, Phil Stefani's 437 Rush and Tavern on Rush, to name a few. Restaurants that are unique to Chicago include Carmine's, Gibson's, Lou Malnati's, and Morton's Steakhouse.  Foodies and lovers of finely crafted drinks and atmosphere are sure to love Chicago Q, Maple and Ash, Blue Door Kitchen and Garden, and Nico Osteria.  For faster food, visitors can try Velvet Taco or The Goddess and Grocer. After hours, check out Sparrow, Hugo's Frog Bar, Eight Bar and Luxbar.