Our reviews speak for themselves! We are a great venue with a team committed to helping you create the perfect event. Our job is to make you look good! We love parties, fundraisers, film screenings, wedding receptions, corporate off-site and more… We have a PPA license, please let us know if you are planning a ticketed event. Our facility can accommodate up to 180 for a sit-down dinner, play, recital, screening… to 200+ for a stand-up reception. Please note that the posted rental rate is an average, please request a quote for your event. Some weekdays can be lower and most Saturdays higher. We also have special rates for non-profits. Because weddings require special attention to insure a perfect event, wedding planners are encouraged to inquire for wedding rates, which vary depending on day and time of year. See below. Furnishings: We have 220 banquet chairs, six 24”, twenty-six 48” rounds, six 60” rounds, a buffet table and several 6’ tables and two high-tops. Food and Beverage: For catering we have a staging kitchen with 3-compartment sink, commercial refrigerator, ice maker, convection oven, microwave and stainless prep table. There is an extra charge for using the kitchen. We require that all beverage be purchased through our full bar. Our prices range from $3 for soft drinks, $6 to 8 for beer, $7 to 9 for spirits and $6 to 9 for wine. We can do a host bar or cash or credit for guests. Sound, Lights, Stage and Tech: The space features a 16’ x 10’ stage with a simple light plot, board and spotlight. We have video projection capabilities and a wide format screen. We also have several wired and wireless microphones and a plug in play sound system. The venue also has wifi. Depending on the extent of your tech needs there may be an extra charge to have our tech person on-site. Location: We are located in Lakeview on Belmont between Sheffield and Racine. We are two blocks west of the Red, Brown and Purple lines. We are also on multiple 24/7 bus routes. A nearby parking lot is available for an extra charge. The venue has two large bathrooms and two private, unisex bathrooms. There is also a dressing room with iron, steamer, washer and dryer. We always have a staff member and, if needed, bartender available for your event. Please be sure to include any set-up, tear down, and load in/out time you and/or your vendors when making your booking. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Wedding Packages available and include: -Full use of our venue for 8 hours. -Use of our inventory of tables, chairs, sound and lights, a complete inventory list is available on our website. -Wireless internet -Private dressing room and bathrooms for bridal party. -On-site planning meeting in which we create a timeline for your event, plan how the venue will be set and to address any questions or special needs. -A dedicated staff person who will work with you to ensure all of your expectations are met and your wedding goes off without a hitch! -On site staff person for your event. -Bar packages starting at $21 per person for three hours. Contact us for Wedding Rates.
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 90 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 90 days and 14 days before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Cancellations submitted less than 14 days before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Steven M. booked a martial arts class for 12 people
Professional. Ryan was a great host and made everything as easy as possible. If I'm looking for a place again, I'll be looking here.
LaSonya C. booked an event for 250 people
First off, I will use this venue again and again. It is the perfect setup for any gathering. Bill the owner was absolutely awesome. He worked well with me as I was coordinating with him from out of town. When I got there I didn't have to have him do anything. Here ans his sound man great.
Stacey M. booked a 60th birthday party for 200 people
Bill was great from the beginning of the booking process. He was very responsive to ALL of my questions about our event details. The day of he helped me unload a truck full of decor, food, and supplies and he and his staff helped us put linens down and chair covers on. He showed up with his Dolly and jumped right in! He was also very helpful throughout the entire process. The venue is a very nice space that offers everything you need for an intimate event. I would have another event there in a heartbeat! Bill and his staff are very nice and super attentive and did more than I expected to help our event go off without a hitch! The price was right for the location and space and I think anyone would be happy with hosting at event with Chicago Theater Works!
Sharonda B. booked an event for 130 people
Overall, the space was the perfect size and setup according to our specifications. The staff was very friendly and responsive to emails. Street parking is very limited. Booking the space was not easy. The rental rate was increased by owner from what was initially advertised because he wanted to be sure he made a profit. However, we were able to agree on a rental rate and bar minimum after a few back and forth communications.
Carla G. booked a 50th birthday party for 150 people
Lisa, Ryan and Bill are amazing people to work with. The whole process of booking, visiting the venue, going over details and concerns was pleasant. You can feel that it truly is their pleasure to help and make your event a success. As for the venue, the pictures online is beautiful, but it doesn't depict the true essence of the space. The space is a gem! It's very charming with a great vibe! The space is easy to work with because it's pretty much set up. All you'll needed to do is add your finishing touches. I had my husband's 50th surprise birthday there and my guests commented on how much they love the venue! Kudos team! Special thanks to Lisa and Ryan for everything! It's been a pleasure! Carla