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Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Megan
Don't see an amenity you're looking for? Ask the host, Megan
Located in the vibrant Wrigleyville neighborhood, this theater is an eclectic hidden gem that regularly hosts cabaret, variety, and fringe theater performances. Our 30-foot wide stage can be configured with two video screens either side of the performance space or with one large screen in the center. We offer a full theater sound/lighting system (bring your own or hire a venue tech for an additional fee). The space works well for presentations, performances and theater-based team building exercises as well as events that require a sound system and theatrical AV. The immediate vicinity has many excellent restaurants and bars and is in walking distance of Wrigley Field. ***CONTENT WARNING*** Our venue has a zero tolerance policy for racism, sexism/misogyny/sex-shaming, anti-LGBQT rhetoric/practices, or anti-immigrant content. We reserve the right to cancel a booking if the show content/guest violate these terms. Please be prepared to submit a website, video, or relevant links for us to better understand what you're bringing to our space. CONFIGURATIONS: The theater holds about 90 people when configured with tables and 120 people with just chairs. We are unable to complete remove all chairs from the performance space. Due to insurance stipulations we can only do seated theater-type events. The venue PA system is not well-suited for full-scale bands but is fine for minimal guitar/keyboard setups. DANCE STUDIO: We also have a 20' X 13' mirrored/air-conditioned dance studio space down the hall, available for rent for an additional fee pending availability. PARKING/TRANSPORTATION: There is metered street parking nearby and SpotHero parking lots under the El tracks. Red Line El station (Addison) is a 5-minute walk and the Brown Line El station is an 8-minute walk. ACCESSIBILITY: Please note our venue is on the second floor of the building and unfortunately the venue does NOT have an elevator. RENTAL TIMES: Be advised that your rental request should include the TOTAL amount of time needed for the event, including load-in/set-up time and clean-up/load out time.
-- We have a bar that includes draft and bottled beers, spirits and soft drinks. Bartender is included in the rental price. Alcohol for events may only be purchased from our bar however we can also host tastings and special events for drink we don't stock provided there is enough lead time. -- All events must be seated, although tables may be removed and stored in the theater wings. -- The rental begins when you are admitted to the space and ends when we are able to lock the door after your load out. Please schedule adequate load in and out into your rental request as an additional hour payment will be requested if your load out runs past the agreed rental end time. -- Smoking is not allowed in the venue however outside catered food is allowed. There is an extra fee for cleanup if your event includes food.
Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 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 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Kathleen T. booked a film screening for 50 people
The Newport Theater is a jewel of a "black box" space, suitable for small live performances, or medium sized screenings. The projector and screen and sound system all worked well, and the room is easily reconfigured for either cafe-type or theater type seating. Our host, Megan, was a dream to work with, quickly assessing our needs, and providing solutions. Megan helped us get the best picture, audio and even signage, and was also helpful with the scheduling. Herself a performer and producer, she helped us create a warm and effective presentation in a short time frame. A++++!
Monique M. booked a performance for 75 people
I reached out to Megan with my request and she was very responsive and detailed. The event that took place was a Speaking Tour with Comedic Commentary. The space was as described and the pictures were spot on. I had no issues and would reserve the space again in the future.
Paula W. booked a viewing party for 100 people
This space was WONDERFUL. Megan was responsive and helpful beforehand (even going so far as to help me build a drink menu), she lent a hand during the event, and was polite, kind, and professional throughout the entire experience. The space is well-organized, comfortable, and flexible. This space was exactly what I was looking for!
Drew D. booked a production for 100 people
I had an excellent experience at the Newport Theater. Megan, the theater manager, was kind, responsive, and very helpful in preparing for my show. Kate, the bartender, took excellent care of every audience member. Willy, the day-of stage manager, was equally helpful and responsive. My show went incredibly well and this venue is to thank in large part.
Dawanna C. booked a film screening for 100 people
I had my event here and it was a really nice event. I appreciate megan for all her help and I recommend this place for your event. Reasonable pricing and a friendly environment.
Jeremy N. booked an event for 120 people
The BEST booking I’ve done so far!!! The hospitality was unmatchable. The space was great and they made all requested accommodations. I would book this place over and over again and fully encourage others to do the same!
Cheryl B. booked an event for 65 people
From beginning to end, this has been one of the most seamless processes I've experienced. Megan was EXTREMELY helpful and continually exhibited the attitude of "I'm here for whatever you need" We greatly appreciated her. Christian (AV Tech) & Kate (Bartender) were also AWESOME as well! We would definitely consider this space again if we are in the Chicago area