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 Kara Jackson, Membership Manager, kara@chicagoplays.com.

The Jarvis Square Theater, located at 1439 W. Jarvis, has rental availability May 27-September 8, 2024.  All other dates have been booked up that were previously available. The rental includes a 30-50 seat theater and a free week of tech rehearsals. Contact tony@theatreatl.org for rates or a tour.

Chopin Theatre, located in the center of Wicker Park,  is available February – March 2024.  Fully equipped with lighting, sound and projection systems at competitive rental prices. For more information, please contact manager Lela Headd Dyrkacz, info@ChopinTheatre.com

The Den Theatre in Wicker Park has space available for multi-week theatrical runs in early 2024 in The Bookspan (up-to 99 seat flexible space), The Upstairs Mainstage (80 seat proscenium), and The Crosby (up-to 65 seat flexible space) between January 1, 2024 and March 31, 2024. Comprehensive lighting & sound inventory, ticketing and Box Office staff, and full Bar amenities included. For more information or further inquiries, please visit thedentheatre.com/booking or contact booking@thedentheatre.com.

City Lit Theater, located at 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. (inside Edgewater Presbyterian Church), has space available for December 18, 2023 through February 25, 2024. The rental package includes: 99 seats (20 are flexible), Stage – 27×26, use of lights and light board, use of costumes, use of furniture and prop stock, use of flats and platforms, and discounted rehearsal space. Please email sdykes@citylit.org for more information or to schedule a time to come see the space!

Chicago Children’s Theatre has space in its upcoming season January and February, 2024, and is looking for one or multiple theatres to rent its space! It’s a 140-seat flexible black box theatre in the West Loop. The theatre comes fully equipped with a sizable inventory of lighting (both conventionals and LEDs), sound, risers, seating, and two dressing rooms. Additional support for front of house, load in, and crewing can be discussed on an as-needed basis. The rate is $3500/week, which includes access to our parking lot adjacent to the building for staff and patrons. Please reach out to Director of Production, Will Bishop, at wbishop@chicagochildrenstheatre.org to discuss further.

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/

In September 2022, Red Tape Theatre permanently vacated our artistic home, The Ready. We’re looking for a company interested in taking over the venue and keeping it a theatre. The 75 seat black box theatre and lobby occupies 3 storefronts and is located steps from the Western Brown Line in Lincoln Square. Act now to secure the below-market lease rate offered by the landlord along with any of Red Tape’s inventory. For a tour or for inquiries, email max.truax@redtapetheatre.org.

Chicago Theater Works at 1113 W Belmont, Chicago IL 60657 is for sale. Capacity: 175. Business Sale Only. Asking: $149,000. All furnishings, equipment and inventory (excluding liquor) included. Reason for sale: Post-COVID owners workload and business volume at their Minnesota location has been all consuming. The venue has a full liquor license and a PPA License. This cabaret style venue has flexible staging, stage lighting, sound system, large dressing/green room (with two private bathrooms), laundry room. Lease has options to extend through 2030. Current rent $8400 p/mo 2022 revenue $300k+. The business generates revenue through rental income and full bar service. Nearby parking lot can be rented for events. Prior to our remodeling venue had a full kitchen (hood system is still in place). There is currently a staging kitchen. Contact: ChicagoTheaterWorks@gmail.com. See additional photos and info:

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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.