Main Stage

THE ATHENAEUM THEATRE MAIN STAGE

The main stage is available for rent year-round at affordable rates
• prime time by performance or by the week
• for special events by the day


A UNIQUE PERFORMANCE COMPLEX

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Photo by Paul Grigonis


• the main stage seating 984 people
• 3 studio black boxes seating 67, 81, and 89 people
• Curtain Call Club seats 55 people – concessions, receptions and a great cabaret space








PUBLIC AMENITIES

• location — 2936 North Southport Avenue between Wellington and Oakdale in Chicago
• in the Lakeview neighborhood
• great restaurants with theatre discounts
• convenient public transportation
• two metered parking lots — at Oakdale and Southport and on Oakdale behind the theatre building
• street parking is available


THEATRE AMENITIES

• full box office service
• set your own ticket prices
• notice on the Athenaeum’s web site and in regular electronic newsletters
• one time use of the mailing list
• creation of a mailing list of customers attending your event
• advertising discounts through the ART League, the League of Chicago Theatres, TheatreMania
• concession service – wine and beer- pre show, intermission and post-show
• full front of house provided, staff house manager and ushers for performances through The Saints

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Photo by Paul Grigonis

TECHNICAL AMENITIES

• grid height is 41′ 9″ and the roof height is 56′ 2″
• proscenium opening is 42′ 8″ wide by 20′ 8″ high.
• stage dimensions: from Center to SL Wall is 44′ 0,” from Center to SR Wall is 44′ 1,” from Center to the back wall is 32′ 6
• equipped with a light (Strand 520i) and sound system
• electrical service capacity of 800 amps/400apms per contact/single phase
• 141 dimmers — 1-24 @ 2.4kw, 25-39 @ 3.6kw, 40-45 @ 6kw, 46-141 @ 2.4 kw
• rep light plot – 90 elipsoidals, 18 Fresnels, 30 Source 4, 20 Source 4 PAR & more
• additional lighting instruments are available to rent on site
• additional equipment can be obtained elsewhere without restriction
• seven dressing rooms with bathrooms and 1 shower
• loading door is 7’5″ from the ground, opens directly onto the upstage wall, forklift rental may be needed
• all utility costs included such as electricity, heat, and air conditioning

Mainstage tech Rider

Athenaeum – Main Stage – Stage Ground Plan

RENTAL INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Allan Chambers at 773.935.6860 ext 301