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  = CANCELED
Chicago Academy for the Arts “Icons of Choreography” = CANCELED
Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus: ROYALS = CANCELED
The Chicago Moth  = POSTPONED to June 18 Sept. 22
CRB’s The Rite of Spring = POSTPONED to Apr. 9-11, 2021 CANCELED
Eclipse Theatre Co.’s 2020 Caryl Churchill Season = POSTPONED to 2021, dates TBD
Heather McMahan= POSTPONED to Jan. 22-23, 2021 Aug. 12-13, 2021
Lakeview Orchestra (March, May, & June 2020 Concerts) = CANCELED
MeatEater: Off the Air = POSTPONED to Mar. 12, 2021 CANCELED
The Rough Guide to the Underworld = CANCELED
Simon Sinek = POSTPONED to Nov. 20 TBD
Small Town Murder = POSTPONED to Aug. 14, 2021 March 12, 2022
Theatre L’Acadie: The Two-Character Play = CANCELED
Todd Rundgren = MOVED to House of Blues, Jan. 26-27, 2021
Visceral Chicago Dance: SpringSEVEN = POSTPONED to Sep. 18-19 Apr. 16-17, 2021 CANCELED
Visceral Dance Studio = CANCELED
Welcome to Night Vale  = POSTPONED to May 26, 2021 CANCELED
Walk Off the Earth  = 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!