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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
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$100/hr
Modern Ravenswood Café
Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL
9
Side Practice is a cafe that brews entrepreneurship, creativity, and community �� ✏️ ✊🏽 Our space is perfect for all types of events - such as art shows, private parties, workshops, and more. Interested in having a barista behind the bar during your event? Message...
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from$250/hr
HUGE Event Loft Studio in Pilsen
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
169
This space is a 3000 Sq ft brick and beam loft that has amazing sun pouring through the three sides of windows all day long. Sunset is something to behold in this space as it literally is unobstructed and makes the place glow. There is...
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from$99/hr
Warehouse A , 5000sq. ft! Refurbished. Amazing! | Silent Funny
West Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
418
Welcome to Silent Funny. CREATIVE WAREHOUSE SPACE! OVER 5000 sq. ft. THE WHOLE SPACE IS INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL. 3 CONTIGUOUS ROOMS. EVERYTHING IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND SPOTLESS. There is a site plan detailing the layout and sq. footage in the photos. HEATED!!! FEATURES...
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from$75/hr
Whiskey Point Event Space and Garden
Belmont Cragin, Chicago, IL
28
An intimate, adaptable event space located at the historic Whiskey Point intersection in Chicago's Belmont Cragin neighborhood that is ready to make any gathering come to life! This unique studio loft has 23 vintage theater seats, sound-treated theater curtains, exposed brick, 11-foot ceilings, original wood...
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from$50/hr
Dance & Rehearsal Studio for Creative Use in Old Town
Near North Side, Chicago, IL
431
**No Alcohol | No Parties | Creative Use Only** Events may be affected by Covid-19 guidelines for the City of Chicago. Please inquire by message before sending a booking request. Our dance studio is located in Old Town right by the North/Clybourn Red Line Stop...
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from$99/hr
Production House & Creative Space
West Town, Chicago, IL
109
...design w/ LED lights, Ice Tub, and plenty of prep space. Microphones. Projection System with Electric drop down screen. Party / Dj Lighting, Concert level PA system, and Fog machine. Extra items included with rentals : Several basic light stands. A booming C Stand. A heavy duty...
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from$100/hr
Luxury Downtown Penthouse with Killer Views
Near South Side, Chicago, IL
193
About this Space: Perfect space for all types of shoots and luxury or modern content creation! **Photography and Videography allowed** - True floor to ceiling windows throughout the unit that gives natural light at anytime of day. The night view is breathtaking, and the day...
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Renting a concert venue in Chicago

Once you've held your last rehearsal, it's time to take your performance out into the world and share it with eager audiences. That means renting a venue to showcase your latest hits. Whether that's flashing neon amidst deep shadows in a cozy bar or steady stage lights in an historic auditorium, Chicago concert venues are more than up to the challenge.
Not to mention the Windy City is a prime location for touring groups of all genres. Jazz, rock, classical, and hip-hop groups all come through to impress audiences of hundreds. The city has concert venues that loom large in American cultural history for their antiquity and beauty as well as spots that you might never have heard of if you weren't enmeshed in the music subculture…And there are even pop-up venues that exist for a month and are never seen again. What kind of concert rental venue in Chicago is best suited to your performance?

The best places to rent a concert venue in Chicago

Choosing a concert venue in Chicago need not be a painful matter. There are a few considerations to take in before you commit, though. Is the venue well known for your kind of performance? If so then you're more likely to attract the kind of people who love your genre of music.
Concert venues should also be chosen based on how close you are to other venues. Guests will love being able to walk a couple blocks to other bars, restaurants, and cafes before or after your performance. Unless you're already world-famous it might be hard to convince folks to visit if your venue is in an out of the way location.
Is your venue technologically well equipped? Many concert spaces include audio-visual tech as part of the rental like microphones, speakers, projectors, accessory lighting, and video cameras. How are the acoustics? We don't want outside sound distracting the audience if the performance is on the quieter side. Soundproofing and surround sound help the concert venue feel even more isolated from the world during the performance.

Outdoor concert venues in Chicago

Outdoor venues offer a very different feel from indoor concert spaces. Instead of close walls, tight seating, and bold lighting the feel is more spacious, with breezes, ambient sounds, and room to stretch out a bit. Outdoor venues are popular for summer concerts in Chicago parks but are excellent for any sort of performance. Additional sound equipment and even a stage are valuable, though, to make sure everyone can see and hear you beyond the hubbub of the big city!

Reviews for concert venues

Chloë A.
Unique Event Venue: Professional HD Television Studio
rigging up lighting, providing a platform for the stage, and letting our sound technician use their PA. This space was perfect for my solo concert with an audience of about 50 people...
Kyle L.
Upscale West Loop Music Studio
was absolutely fantastic. Jim (the booking manager) and John (our on-site technician) were both great. They had everything we needed for a small concert event - we came way over-prepared as they had everything ready to just plug right in. Space was clean, sound system was GREAT, venue as...
Sam S.
Speakeasy in the heart of Wicker Park
This was the perfect place for our concert. The space was clean when we arrived, and the employees were very kind and helpful. Thanks Galina...
Brian S.
Refurbished Spacious Warehouse
HIGHLY RECOMMEND SPACE. Management is beautiful and flexible. The space was perfect for me to have an art gallery and concert all in one venue...
Dan D.
Former Funeral Chapel: 21+ Event Space in Heart of Logan Square
it for a private party/concert (band & a DJ, we brought our own sound system) with around 80 people. Very cool vibe inside for a concert. The staff was extremely helpful/flexible and the space was perfect for what we envisioned. I would highly recommend and I suspect we will be back...
Dusty H.
The Renovated Church — Party Venue Creative Space Fully Furnished
the right seating for the event, even at the last minute. The space was just like the pictures and was great for an intimate concert...
Michele M.
Landmark Building with Stunning Lake Views
Ayse was such a delightful and welcoming host. She arrived before our engineers and had the room set up for the concert and recording. Ayse went above and beyond for us. She made sure that the room was also at a temperature the performers were comfortable in playing by monitoring...
Kareen W.
Wicker Park Intimate Bar/Live Performance Venue
had a great experience with my Wicker Park booking. I'm a Music Agent and was looking for a location to hold a concert for Chicago Hip-Hop Artist KNG SVN. Jim, the venue manager, was very accomodating and attentive when I reached out for details in collaboration with this...