In consideration of health precautions regarding COVID-19, the following adjustments have been made to performances at the Athenaeum Theatre:

Beauty & the Beast, Jr. = CANCELED
Ben Rector  = POSTPONED to Nov. 6
Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus: ROYALS = CANCELED
Chicago Academy for the Arts “Icons of Choreography” = CANCELED
The Chicago Moth  = POSTPONED to June 18 Sept. 22
CRB’s The Rite of Spring = POSTPONED to Sept. 11-13
Eclipse Theatre Co.’s 2020 Caryl Churchill Season = POSTPONED to 2021, dates TBD
Heather McMahan= POSTPONED to Jan. 22-23, 2021
Krugozor! = CANCELED
Lakeview Orchestra (March, May, & June Concerts) = CANCELED
MeatEater: Off the Air = POSTPONED to Mar. 12, 2021
The Rough Guide to the Underworld = POSTPONED to Sept. 29-Oct. 31 = CANCELED
Simon Sinek = POSTPONED to Nov. 20
Thompson Street Opera = CANCELED
Todd Rundgren = MOVED to House of Blues, Jan. 26-27, 2021
The Two-Character Play
Visceral Dance Studio = POSTPONED to Sept. 18-19
Welcome to Night Vale  = POSTPONED to Nov. 19

Walk Off the Earth  = POSTPONED to Aug. 19 CANCELED

How the Athenaeum staff has prepared the theatre for your safe and enjoyable visit:

  • Non-contact temperature readings will be taken upon your arrival.
  • All attendees and production staff are required to wear masks at all times.
  • 6 foot social distancing markers have been attached throughout all common areas.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the lobby, gallery and washrooms.
  • Washrooms, handrails and flat surface touch points will be re-sanitized every hour with UVC light wands and spritz sanitizers.
  • Every other row in the auditorium is blocked off. Seats have been assigned by household groups, with a minimum of 3 seats and/or  6 feet between household groups.
  • The auditorium will be sanitized before and between performances, and after all events.
  • Separate audience exits have been designated for patrons departure after the performance.
  • During Phase IV there will be no post show audience/artist gatherings in the Athenaeum

We look forward to welcoming back our guests!