The Copernicus Center is a performing arts and event venue northwest of downtown Chicago near the Jefferson Park Transit Center CTA Station on the blue line. In addition to cultural events and performances, festivals take place here each year including the Taste of Polonia Festival and The Magic of Christmas.

Things to Know

  • The blue line operates 24 hours a day and connects with O’Hare International Airport
  • Walking time from the Jefferson Park Transit Center station to the venue is about five minutes (view map)
  • Most of the nearby restaurants are casual/fast food. Stop by the Gale Street Inn for craft beers, ribs and other American food before or after a show.

CTA Directions

Board a blue line train marked O’Hare if you are commuting from downtown Chicago. The Clark/Lake CTA Station is a major transfer location between all line except red if you need to transfer to the blue line. Use Jackson or Monroe to transfer between the red and blue lines.

Upcoming Events

View the Copernicus Center event calendar and tickets for sale