Public Transportation to the Copernicus Center

The Copernicus Center is easily accessible by public transportation. The Lawrence Avenue bus #81 stops in front of the building. CTA and PACE buses stop at the CTA Jefferson Park Terminal, located just two blocks northwest of the Center. METRA (Union Pacific/Northwest Line) and CTA Blue Line trains both stop at “Jefferson Park.”

Transport publiczny → Autobus Lawrence Avenue (#81) zatrzymuje się przed samym budynkiem. Przystanki autobusowe CTA oraz PACE znajdują się przy stacji Jefferson Park CTA. Pociągi METRA (linia Union Pacific/Northwest Line) oraz kolejki CTA Blue Line również zatrzymują się przy stacji “Jefferson Park”.

Driving Directions to the Copernicus Center

The Copernicus Center is located on the Northwest side of Chicago at 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, one block east of Milwaukee Avenue, and two blocks west of the Kennedy Expressway (I-90), Exit 84. (watch for sign at the exit)

 Dojazd samochodem Copernicus Center znajduje się w północnozachodniej części Chicago. Nasz adres to 5216 West Lawrence Avenue, jedna przecznica na wschód od Milwaukee Avenue oraz dwie przecznice na zachód od autostrady I-90 (Kennedy Expressway exit. 84).

Get directions on Google Maps – 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

Copernicus Center PARKING MAP

VIP parking is available in the west lot adjacent to the Center. Parking rates ( $15 – $20 ) include City and County taxes.

In most cases free parking is available in the south lot directly across from the Center and the two Northwest Business College lots to the north.

Additional parking for larger shows is also available in the underground parking area under the Veteran’s Square building.

Please watch for “Copernicus Parkingsigns for directions.


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Navigating INSIDE the Copernicus Center:

  • Copernicus Center, Annex, Chicago, Chicago eventsFor events in the ANNEX, please use the separate door just off Lawrence Avenue [5214 W Lawrence Ave] rather than the main entrance.  A coat check is available in the Annex foyer.
  • Use the MAIN ENTRANCE for events in the Theater, Lobby, King’s Hall, & Classrooms.  
  • An elevator is available in the vestibule for access to the main OFFICE & Classrooms (2nd floor) and King’s Hall (3rd floor).  The Director’s office is located off the Lobby (South Lobby). 
  • NOTE: During non-event hours, the door may be locked.  Please use the intercom located at the Main Entrance doors.
  • LOADING & DELIVERIES:  Please consult with our office staff before using the Main Entrance. 773.777.8898