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” rounds, twenty 48” rounds, six 60” rounds, a buffet table and several 6’ tables and two high-tops. We also have six sections of 12’ pipe with black drape. 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.
Not available to be used as a concert venue. Your booking includes one site visit prior to your event; be sure you have identified everyone who will need to see the space before you schedule your pre-event visit. Additional site visits that require we schedule a staff person to open the facility are billed at $50 for the first hour and $20 for each additional hour. Your booking should also include any time needed for you and your vendors to load in and out. If you arrive early or stay late we are required to bill you for the additional time. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows glitter (or decorations made with glitter), confetti, rice, bird seed… are FORBIDDEN to be used in the venue. If any of the above are used in the venue a $350 cleaning fee will be added to your rent. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows that no tape other than painters tape may be used on any surface in the venue. If any damaging results a touch up fee of $250 will be added to your rent. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows that NO SMOKING of any kind is allowed in the facility. A $250 fee will be added to your rent if there is any smoking in the facility. Be sure everyone involved with your event knows that NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES of any kind are allowed in the facility. A $250 fee will be added to your rent if there are any outside beverages consumed in the facility. We have an excellent sound system and require DJs to plug use our amplification.
Chicago Theater Works was phenomenal to work with and I attribute a large part of the "success" of my Masquerade Ball birthday party to their professionalism as well as providing the ambiance I was looking for. I searched high and low for a place that was not only beautiful, but flexible in their amenities and would allow for me to have full control to customizing my event exactly how I wanted it. Bill C. the representative I worked with at Chicago Theater Works, was wonderful to work with. He listened to all of my ideas and worked closely with me and my decorators to create an amazing birthday drink and a phenomenal atmosphere for the party. In addition, he and his staff worked tirelessly on the day of the party so that the entire party ran so smoothly. We had many guests from out of town and everyone was commenting on how beautiful the venue was, and how amazing the service was. The service they offered was very attentive and they catered to everyone so well. The venue was so incredible, so many of my friends/family raved about it afterwards! Again, I felt like Bill listened to what I wanted, and with his impeccable professionalism, was able to take my ideas and turn them into reality. The special drink they made (which everyone said was absolutely delicious) fit my Masquerade theme so well and made my party even more special! I believe it is the little details that really makes an event, and Chicago Theater Works is phenomenal in providing those details. #Bestkeptsecret
We hosted a Christmas party for 90 guests! Host was responsive in answering my questions! Space appeared even better than advertised! Lots to work with in this space and for such a great price!! Fun to decorate and make your own :)
The venue was absolutely perfect for my event! The staff was attentive and helpful with every aspect of what I wanted. The size of the venue was perfect for the amount of people I had, which was about 115 people. The decorations around the venue we’re simple and pretty, enough that I didn’t need to bring my own decorations in. Overall, the venue and CTW team were wonderful!
Everyone at Chicago Theater Works was amazing! So helpful, kind, and organized- not to mention extremely friendly. They made everything so easy and were there for everything we needed. Overall such a great space! Perfect place for our wedding reception, but also such a versatile space I could see a variety of events there. Loved it!
This space was totally perfect for our purpose. Bill and his staff was so helpful and patient with us. Everything we asked for was a gracious yes. He was very nice and professional to the core. I will for sure recommend this place to all my friends. The Place is beautiful. Thank you Bill.