Space Available

On this page you will find information about spaces available for productions, rehearsals, classes, and more. You can contact the venues directly using the contact information below. If you would like to let the theatre community know about a rental opportunity at your organization, please email the information to Hayley Stover, Marketing Director, hayley@chicagoplays.com.

The Raven Theatre houses two proscenium stages – the 85 to 130-seat Johnson Stage and the 56-seat Schwartz Stage – as well as a lobby and parking lot! Raven’s spaces are ideal for performances of all kinds, as well as special events, concerts, meetings, readings, workshops, and auditions. For more information check out our website https://www.raventheatre.com/rentals/.  Send all rental requests through the form on the website!

Open Space Arts, located in Uptown close to the Wilson Red Line and the Broadway and Clark buses, has space available for full productions, classes, meetings, and one time events. Events must conclude by 10:30 pm and are strictly non-smoking.  OSA can accommodate up to 25 guests and offers limited light and sound tech support. Please be aware that OSA is located four steps below street level, which may pose accessibility challenges. Additionally, there is no separate lobby space, so plan accordingly for auditions or callbacks. For scheduling a visit or checking availability, simply send an email with “RENTAL” in the subject line to openspacearts2022@gmail.com. For inquiries about rates for other events or any further assistance, please call 773-773-8657. Visit for more information: https://openspacearts.org/rent-our-space

Rivendell Theatre has performance space available. This intimate fifty-seat theatre comes with a full lighting package and sound equipment, beautiful exposed brick lobby, dressing rooms, air conditioning and heat, WiFi, and wheelchair accessibility. Close to the Red line stop at Bryn Mawr and Clark street bus with free on-street parking available. Walking distance to many restaurants and nightlife in the lovely Andersonville neighborhood! Location: 5779 North Ridge Avenue in Edgewater. Rent: $1200 per week for mainstage rentals / $250 per day. Contact: info@Rivendelltheatre.org or call 773-334-7728 for more information. Visit Rivendell Theatre on ChicagoPlays.com or visit our website at Rivendelltheatre.org .

The PrideArts Center (PAC), located in Uptown, has daytime and night time rental availability throughout 2024.  Our black box theatre can seat up to 85, depending on the configuration of the audience platforms.  Rental includes use of our light and sound systems – both of which were upgraded last year.  For rates and more information, please email Michael at prideartstheatre@gmail.com.

Theatre Y, located at 3611 W Cermak Rd Chicago, Il 60623, is available to rent year-round. With an eclectic variety of mix-and-match spaces, our venue invites experimentation among and across creative disciplines, and offers unique, customizable audience experiences. Situated at the nexus of Chicago’s North Lawndale and Little Village (aka South Lawndale) neighborhoods, Theatre Y serves as a lively hub for unconventional and innovative work by both local and national artists who are committed to nurturing vibrant urban communities. Four-story industrial building perfect for hosting fundraisers, performances, classes/workshops, film screenings, auditions, photo/video shoots, gallery pop-ups, corporate events, vendor fairs, and more! Depending on the number/combination of spaces booked, this location can accommodate between 60 and 150 people. Email Melissa Lorraine at info@theatre-y.com to learn more.

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company’s Rehearsal Room is available to rent year round; Rental dates and times are subjected to availability, form is available on the website below; Address 3759 N Ravenswood Ave on the corner of Ravenswood and Grace St; 1300 sq feet of space, including 1000 sq ft main room, an entrance vestibule and a semi private area. Air filtered to SDC and AEA specifications, street access from Gace St via smart lock. Central heat and air conditioning. Natural lighting. WiFi available. 65″ TV with webcam and HDMI cable. 6 folding tables and 50 chairs available. Upright piano. Mini-fridge; Rental rates: Nonprofits or individuals – Starting at $19/hr, For Profit companies – Starting at $35/hr; Contact info@remybumppo.org or call 773-244-8119. https://www.remybumppo.org/about-us/rrrental/

Shattered Globe Theatre‘s Ravenswood rehearsal studio has rental availability throughout the year. Discounts are available for non-profits and long-term agreements. For photos and more information please visit sgtheatre.org/rent, and email lswanson@shatteredglobe.org to inquire about rates and booking.

The Athenaeum Center in Lakeview has multiple performance, rehearsal, and office spaces available this year. Popular venues include our 985-seat Historic Main Stage proscenium theatre, Black Box Studios seating up to 87 people, and a brand new 200+ event space for pre- and post-show events that opens in August. Our services include a fully staffed venue for all performances: ticketing, box office, tech staff, ushers, concessions, and more depending on your needs. More information can be found online or by emailing: rentals@athenaeumcenter.org.

The Edge Theater is a performing arts rental venue dedicated to bringing an array of entertainment and arts experiences to Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. Located on the corner of Broadway and Catalpa, The Edge houses two performance spaces: The Edge Theater, a sleek 104-seat proscenium stage, and The Edge Off Broadway, an intimate 45-seat black box. Learn more at https://www.edgetheater.com/.

Theater Wit has three black box theatres seating up to 98 patrons each. Theatre One and Two are proscenium spaces, Theatre Three is a flexible performance space. Rentals include phone and online box office, lobby access and in building display. Please email rental@theaterwit.org with any questions you may have, and visit https://www.theaterwit.org/space for more info.

The Greenhouse Theater Center offers renters diverse options for productions of all sizes and scopes. Featuring five stages, a rehearsal room, a full bar, two lobbies, and new renovations. Learn more at https://www.greenhousetheater.org/rentals.

The Annoyance Theater has 6 studio classrooms to rent for rehearsals, meetings, and auditions. They may also be rented for commercial use (classes/workshops) at their commercial rates. Their Small (40 seat) and MainStage (100 seat) theatres are also available for rental for corporate/special events and parties. Learn more at https://www.theannoyance.com/.

Rehearsal and event space available at the Fine Arts Building. Available for rehearsals, workshops, audition hosting, classes, or small events, the Fine Arts Building’s Annex Studios are three unique and historic facilities that can accommodate the short term needs of your company or production. Starting at $30/hr and with daily, weekly, or monthly rental options available. To rent, please visit fineartsbuilding.com/rent. With any questions, please email us at rentals@fineartsbuilding.com.

Madison Street Theater in Oak Park has rental space available. A 9000 square foot nonprofit performing arts facility houses a mainstage 192-seat theater with dressing room and lobby space,  a 40 seat Black Box theater with its own lobby space, 2 rehearsal rooms and a dance studio. Available for performances, rehearsals, auditions, workshops, classes or events. Hourly/Daily/Weekly rates are available. Ticketing, theater technicians, and bar/concessions are available. For more information email info@madisonstreettheater.org or visit madisonstreettheater.org/rental.

The Chicago Independent Venue League has created a website they are using to let patrons know what the requirements are at each venue. They are inviting theatres to participate in this website – you can access the website here and you can sign up by filling out this form.