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.

GreatWorks Theatre’s Ravenswood rehearsal studio is available for short term and long term rehearsal use. 1600 sq feet on two levels, including 22’ deep x 32’ foot wide raised stage area. Lots of natural light, gas heat and A/C, guest WiFi in space, easy to reach via public transit. Very competitive rates. For more info, please contact jill@greatworkstheatre.com.

Raven Theatre’s Schwartz Stage space has 2 rental slots available: 11/7/2022 to 12/18/2022, and 1/2/2023 to 2/12/2023. The Schwartz Stage space is a 56-seat purpose-built proscenium, which includes a dressing room, enclosed booth, pipe grid, full lighting/sound inventory and control boards. You can have up to 4 performances per week (Thursdays through Sundays). Reach out to lorenzo@raventheatre.com for more information.

Chopin Theatre Mainstage and Studio stages available December 2022/Spring 2023. Rental of flexible seating theaters (Main Stage 200+; Studio stage up to 100) includes full light, audio and projection systems. Contact Info@ChopinTheatre.com for more details.

In September 2022, Red Tape Theatre will be permanently vacating 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.

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 Factory Theater has a rental slot available for the Spring! The slot can accommodate 5 weeks of rehearsal, tech week, preview weekend, and a six-week run–mid-April thru end of May. The Factory Theater is a 72-seat, 3/4 thrust blackbox space located at 1623 W Howard Street in Chicago. For more details, please email rentals@thefactorytheater.com.

The Jarvis Square Theater, located at 1439 W. Jarvis, has rental availability July 3-September 10 2023. 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.

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/.

Raven Theatre has space available during its 2022-2023 Season (January 2 – February 12, 2023 & February 14 – March 26, 2023). Raven’s Schwartz Stage includes 60 seats, a dressing room, enclosed booth, pipe grid, and light/sound inventory and control, and support and amenities from Raven (Ticketing and Box Office Staff). Short term rentals available, depending on production calendar. For info and submission form, visit https://www.raventheatre.com/rentals/.

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.

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