The Ravinia Festival strives to be a safe and fun experience for everyone involved. Please read the following rules and adhere to them during your stay – this is to ensure the best possible experience for you and other guests.

For Lawn Events:

The Ravinia festival is unique in that it allows guests to bring full picnics. Guests may bring chairs, tables, blankets and as much food and drink as you like, including alcohol! (Please drink responsibly – no minors!)

On sold-out nights, the lawn events can become very crowded. Please be mindful and do not reserve more space than you need – if patrons are found to be taking up excess space, Ravinia staff reserve the right to relocate patrons to ensure all guests are allowed to have an enjoyable experience at the festival.

Password-free complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the park under the network name “Ravinia”.

Pavilion Events:

Water is permitted, as are drinks purchased in Ravinia’s special souvenir cup. Other food and drink is not permitted – please enjoy your picnics on the lawn prior to the concert. Picnic equipment may be stored on the pavilion’s perimeter, however, this is unsupervised and guests use this area at their own risk.

Seating begins half an hour prior to the concert start time. Late seating is at the discretion of the management and latecomers may not be permitted entry until a suitable break in the performance.

Photographic, video, or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited in all performance spaces

Prohibited Items in ALL AREAS of the Ravina include:

  • Grills
  • Beer kegs
  • Sports equipment
  • Balls or frisbees
  • Bicycles, scooters, or inline skates (bike racks are located outside of the box office)
  • Pets (other than service animals, please contact the venue beforehand with your requirements)
  • Tents
  • Umbrellas over six feet in diameter
  • Canopies of any size
  • Weapons
  • Personal stereos
  • Drones

Most importantly: Be respectful and mindful of those around you and don’t forget to enjoy the show!

For more a brief background on The Pavilion at Ravinia and for more information, please check out the The Pavilion at Ravinia information page.