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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chopin Theatre Mainstage and Studio stages available for 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.
Raven Theatre has space available during its 2022-2023 Season (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/.
City Lit Theatre has dates available in their performance space for rent from February 27, 2023 – April 23, 2023. Click here for more information and prices: https://www.citylit.org/rental-space.
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 email@example.com.
The Den Theatre in Wicker Park has space available for theatrical runs in mid to late summer in The Upstairs Mainstage (80 seat proscenium) and The Crosby (up-to 65 seat flexible space), in addition to a recently opened schedule for the 2023-2024 (September 2023 – August 2024) Season in The Upstairs Mainstage and The Bookspan (up-to 99 seat flexible space). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rivendell Theatre has performance space available at the beginning of May 9 through December 31, 2023. 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 parking available at Senn High School (until 10PM). Walking distance to many restaurants and nightlife in the lovely Andersonville neighborhood! Location: 5779 North Ridge Avenue in Edgewater. 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.
Skokie Theatre has space available during its 2023-2024 Season (August 1 – August 25, 2023 and a week or two in October 2023. Skokie Theatre includes 140 seats, a dressing room, sound and lighting booths, full light and sound inventory, and support and amenities from Skokie Theatre (Ticketing and Box Office Staff). Short term rentals available, depending on production calendar. Opportunity to use Skokie Theatre set materials and props for your production. For information, please write to email@example.com or call 847.947.2155.
The Jarvis Square Theater, located at 1439 W. Jarvis, has rental availability July 2-September 17 2023 and December 4 2023-January 28 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for rates or a tour.
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company’s rehearsal room has rental availability throughout the year. Located at 1751 W Grace St, the space is an excellent place to stage your next production, workshop an upcoming title, or host classes for your students! For more information on the rehearsal room please visit our website https://www.remybumppo.org/about-us/rrrental/ or email email@example.com for more details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.