Allan Chambers at 773.935.6860 ext 301

3 studio Theatres are available for rent year-round at affordable rates
• prime time by the week
• for off-nights events by the day
• for rehearsals, auditions, etc. by the hour


• 3 studio black boxes seating 60, 81, and 87 people
• the main stage seating 984 people
• Curtain Call Club seats 49 people – concessions, receptions and a great cabaret space


• 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


• 4 performances weekly on Thursdays though Sunday
• off-night openings free
• full box office service
• set your own ticket prices
• general admission seating policy
• 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,beer soft drinks, packaged snacks for pre-show, intermission and post-show
• ushers for performances through The Saints


• equipped with a light board and sound system
• minimum of 22 lighting instruments (10-6×9 ellipsoidals and 12-6″ Fresnels, 3-6×4.5 ellipsoidals, 2 -6×12 ellipsoidals), and assorted cable
• additional lighting instruments are available to rent on site
• additional equipment can be obtained elsewhere without restriction
• 24 hour access
• each studio theatre has its own dressing room
• all utility costs included such as electricity, heat, and air conditioning

Please note we are constantly upgrading the Athenaeum’s performing spaces. Call to confirm you have the most up to date specs.

For Technical inquiries only, contact:
Kevin Scott Technical Director, Athenaeum Theatre