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from$100/hr
We are currently under construction and will be back with a larger Cyclorama for you all. We expect to be up and running again early February. Thank you for your patience.
Canaryville, Chicago, IL
245
Along with our Cyclorama we have 1 set as of now. Currently working on building our second set. Your rental includes 2 pure white GVM led lights that can be moved to light what ever you need lit plus great over head lightings on our...
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from$150/hr
River North European Style Café
Near North Side, Chicago, IL
13
Our beautiful European style cafe is approximately 1,200 sqft with high ceilings and seating for up to 75 people. The entire cafe is yours with your rental and the space is highly configurable to meet your needs for an unforgettable event. Perfect for off-site meetings...
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from$50/hr
Unique Studios At Downtown Chicago #3
Near North Side, Chicago, IL
187
...Shoot, Film Shoot, Promotional Video, Web Series Shoot, Documentary Shoot, Production, Kickstarter Video, Workout Video, Filming, Fitness Video, Music Video, Video Shoot, Casting, Apparel Shoot, Clothing Shoot, Commercial Photoshoot, Fashion Shoot, Head Shot, Photo Shoot, Photo Studio, Portrait Photoshoot, Product Shoot, Promotional Photoshoot, Workshop, Class...
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from$175/hr
Gaming Lounge with bar | Midlane Esports
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
2
Welcome to Midlane Esports. This is a Chicago-based esports venue and gaming lounge that provides high-end gaming computers, tournaments, viewing parties, social gatherings, and a service bar. Our venue can provide organized tournaments, LAN parties, and corporate & social gathering events. We have a range...
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from$30/hr
Large Focus Room Located On Michigan Avenue!
Near North Side, Chicago, IL
230
Our large focus room, which fits up to eight people, is where you can work hard with your team, as well as impress your clients. This space offers a unique design, natural lighting and a modern feel. On North Michigan Avenue with more than 6,000...
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from$50/hr
Unique Studios At Downtown Chicago #2
Near North Side, Chicago, IL
1102
...Shoot, Film Shoot, Promotional Video, Web Series Shoot, Documentary Shoot, Production, Kickstarter Video, Workout Video, Filming, Fitness Video, Music Video, Video Shoot, Casting, Apparel Shoot, Clothing Shoot, Commercial Photoshoot, Fashion Shoot, Head Shot, Photo Shoot, Photo Studio, Portrait Photoshoot, Product Shoot, Promotional Photoshoot, Workshop, Class...
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from$30/hr
Flexible Meeting Space in Wicker Park
West Town, Chicago, IL
51
Perfect for team meetings, rehearsals, or casual celebrations, The Freight Room is an industrial space flexible enough to suit a variety of needs. The Freight Room is located in the heart of Wicker Park, within walking distance of the neighborhood's best restaurants, bars, cafes, and...
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from$95/hr
Urban, Industrial, downtown gallery, Unique floor plan, lofty bow trussed ceiling + skylight
West Town, Chicago, IL
25
Large unique gallery, dance and performance space. Current architectural installation consists of a series of overlapping green screen runways. Boasting a raw industrial atmosphere, the space has bow trussed ceilings, exposed brick and concrete walls. Great for photos shoots, independent film shoots, and creative events...
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from$100/hr
Bright Pilsen Photo Studio
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
13
...Bright 2600 square foot open floor plan Pilsen photography studio. A clean and creative environment for your next photo shoot, video production, castings, workshops, off site meetings and selective special events. The studio loft features stunning daylight, reinforced stained plywood floors, high ceilings, an open...
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Discover unique casting locations in Chicago

As a top American metropolis, Chicago is a cultural hub and an excellent place to scout out new talent. Entertainment brands of all sizes have been working out of the city for decades. So it's no surprise that Chicago rooms for casting are plentiful and easy to match to the needs of your production. From intimate studio casting rooms to auditoriums that seat hundreds, renting space at a casting location in Chicago is the first step to seeing final production come to a close.

Choosing a Chicago casting space

What you need in a Chicago room for casting depends on a few elements. If you're looking to audition large numbers of people, or a few at the same time, a spacious room is preferred. Theaters, acting studios, and auditoriums offer space, professional lighting, and seating for many people. Larger spaces also have plentiful bathrooms, water fountains, and other amenities in close proximity.
For smaller productions or a more intimate feeling, rehearsal rooms, offices, and conference rooms are preferred. Spaces custom-tailored for casting calls will have professional audio equipment, lighting, sound-proofing, and other technology.
Don't forget about parking for your audition attendees. Too little parking is a perpetual problem downtown and can result in people being late to the casting call. Many places to host a casting in Chicago will be located close to the city's excellent public transportation network.

How to plan a casting call in Chicago

Once you have your Chicago room for casting it's time to start preparing. Each of the roles should be explained using a script breakdown. Each of the roles is broken down with clarity, with age, gender, race, and skill requirements. The script breakdown should be clear but also written in a way that entices potential actors to take a role on. They should feel as passionate about their role audition as you are in having them work on your production.
The casting call should be posted in as many venues as possible and with details like the audition dates and pay rate. Social media and industry networking websites are major outlets to post in. Also reach out to industry professionals like talent scouts and agents who will be able to find just the right people for your Chicago casting call.
Hosting a casting call in Chicago is all about preparation and patience. Once you've chosen your space and got the word out, the talent is sure to follow.

Reviews for casting spaces

Coyote Sun P.
Rehabbed Chicagoland Apartment in Convenient Fulton Market Location
It is a wonderful space. We used this place for the cast fitting and rehearsals for a film, and it was spacious enough to have 10 people comfortably. The owner was always so quick to respond and with easy street parking, it is located in perfect spot within the City...
Re L.
Large Focus Room Located On Michigan Avenue!
loved this space it was perfect for my Casting call Auditions
Cameron D.
Modern Conference Room in Pilsen
Mike is a GREAT HOST!!! He communicated very well. He accommodated me and the cast and crew. Will book again in the future
Michael G.
(WE ARE NOW DOING DAY EVENTS TILL 9PM) also (THE NORMAL COLOR FOR ALL WALLS IS WHITE) The color of the walls vary depending on project. PLEASE ASK OR REQUEST A NEEDED COLOR We allow the following: 1) video productions 2) Photoshoots. 3) music video productions.Nice urban open style loft studio located in Chicago's East Garfield Park area | ROC STAR STUDIO
Great space, very helpful hosts! The cyc wall is a GREAT size, and accommodated our larger music video cast. Would definitely use again and recommend! Shout-out to Michael who was there to assist with lighting needs, and was super friendly...
Liam P.
Industrial River North Conference Room
Lindsay's space was great! Hosts were super accommodating, great use of apple tv to cast for presentation, room gets a lot of light...
Samantha H.
Centrally Located Studio Space in Wicker Park with Natural Light & Sprung Wood Floors | Back Studio
Great space and easy to work with! Was perfect for our casting needs. Thank you
Aaisha S.
Centrally Located Studio Space in Wicker Park with Natural Light & Sprung Wood Floors | Back Studio
The energy of the space was amazing and perfect for a video shoot. Parking was easy for my cast and crew to come by. It's a huge space for video or photo shoots and more Jessica was an awesome host and very helpful...
Sandy T.
Multipurpose Program Room in Old Town
We used this space to host a casting call for a fashion show. This place was in an ideal location because it is accessible via CTA and had a parking lot that guests can use. The staff was great to work with as well...