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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ballroom


Ascending the grand staircase of the SAIC Ballroom, your guests are transported to another era. Like a scene out of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the gilded jazz age of the Roaring 20s, your special event will radiate classic elegance. Formerly the Illinois Athletic Club, this room has been restored to reflect the look and feel of its 1927 splendor. Winner of numerous awards for architectural excellence, the Ballroom boasts 26-foot ceilings, marbleized columns, and a terrazzo dance floor. Complemented by permanent bars on the main floor and balcony, a performance stage, theatrical lighting, and customized sound system, the Ballroom is the perfect venue for any event. The SAIC Ballroom is located at 112 South Michigan Avenue, in the heart of Chicago's Loop, within walking distance of many hotels, theaters, and parking garages.

The Ballroom

300 seated | 600 reception-style

Lectures and Symposia

300 theatre-style

or visit us at

112 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603


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