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All-White Storefront Production Space in Irving Park
Irving Park, Chicago, IL
Our stylish and bright venue is a great colorful canvas space for your next production project! Within our 600 sq. ft space we offer a cozy sitting area, complete with a sofa, coffee table and Instagram-worthy bamboo accent chairs. You can bring your own food...
East Garfield Park, Chicago, IL
(AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT DOING EVENTS) We are able to accommodate the following productions. 1) video productions 2) Photoshoots. 3) music video productions. Nice urban open style loft studio located in Chicago's East Garfield Park area. Friendly people and in an artist complex...
Logan Square Creative Studio | Photo & Film
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
The studio is set up for photography/videography. It is also set up as an event space. Ideal for pop up's, intimate birthday parties, performances as well as a place to host a meeting. The studio's east wall has a seamless paper backdrop set up (seamless...
Midnight Cinema Studios
Near West Side, Chicago, IL
...Welcome to Midnight Cinema Studios covering over 10,000 sqft of film sets, with over 12 years of history and hosting some of today's iconic projects for Artist's such as Juice WRLD, Fredo Santana, Future, Lil Peep, Lil Durk, Famous Dex, Twista, Riff...
Spectrum Studios. Multiple Music Video Film Sets!!! West Town, Chicago.
West Town, Chicago, IL
Important notice, please read before booking the studio: !!! 2 HOURS BOOKING MINIMUM !!! If you will book the studio less than 2 hours your booking will be declined. Thank you for understanding. This is a loft type space with multiple sets in one room...
Dance & Rehearsal Studio for Creative Use in Old Town
Near North Side, Chicago, IL
...No Alcohol | No Parties | Creative Use Only** Our dance studio is located in Old Town right by the North/Clybourn Red Line Stop. We'd love to host your next creative production project! *Note: Please inquire about availability before sending a booking request. *Building closes at...
New! Upgraded large daylight photo studio with cyclorama wall, tall windows, grand piano, and wooden platform.
Near West Side, Chicago, IL
Large photo studio with tall windows and beautiful natural light for rent in Chicago. Features 30ft wide corner Cyc-wall, 15ft high ceilings wooden podium, white grand piano. The studio's ample natural light is perfect for capturing warm and vibrant afternoon shots or soft and diffused...
A Darling Studio | Natural Light Lifestyle Studio
West Town, Chicago, IL
A darling studio is a lifestyle natural light studio in Wicker Park Chicago. This is the perfect space for photo sessions, co-working & creating, workshops and small gatherings. The space is here for you to feel inspired and taken care of as you have your...
Natural light Loft Studio in Pilsen
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
...board room area for your client with a 70 inch TV and a large boardroom table. The space is great for full film productions and photoshoots. Close to lots of the Pilsen areas that have become so popular over the years. Bathroom in the unit...

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Explore Chicago film studios for rent

Thousands of films have been shot in Chicago, including The Dark Knight, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, and Divergent. The city's role as one of America's cultural capitals comes not only from Chicago's history but also how easy it is to produce films here. The Windy City has hundreds of film studios sized for all budgets and production needs. Whether you're looking to create an independent film with a few close friends or a Hollywood blockbuster on a budget of millions, you're likely going to begin in a Chicago film studio for rent. So how do we choose the right studio rental for our production and where do you find niche sets like hospitals, junkyards, prisons, and salons?

Film studios with onsite equipment rentals

We recommend that you start by looking at the amenities on offer. One major perk of a film studio rental in Chicago is gaining access to extra technology. Because let's face it: gear is expensive. Having to purchase thousands of dollars of equipment for a film may not make much sense for a one-off production. Renting a space that comes with onsite equipment makes producing a quality film much easier. For a reasonable hourly or daily rate you can have access to the best audio-visual equipment in the industry. Technology that would otherwise be outside of your budget.
Some film studios specialize in the kind of equipment they have onsite. They may carry a wide range of light modifiers and cameras but don't have enough space for cranes, generators, or gimbals. Others may offer trucks, production staff, and generators but not camera rentals. So you'll need a list of what exactly you require and look into working with several studios to ensure your gear list is completely checked off.

Chicago warehouse film studios

For larger productions a small studio simply won't provide enough space. Especially downtown studios where space for huge groups of people and large film equipment is limited. Former warehouses make great film studios as they provide space for larger sets, blank settings that can be easily redecorated, and come with parking and other amenities. When you need hundreds of square feet even a repurposed factory loft might not be large enough.
Chicago continues to grow as a major film production hub, with warehouse studios opening up in several places. For example, the former Marshall Field's warehouse and distribution center in the Northwest Side is being repurposed into a film production location. There is no better time than now to explore studio space for film in Chicago!

Reviews for film studios

Christopher T.
Creative Gallery, Studio w/ High Ceilings & Natural Light
use your beautiful gallery for my film shoot and bringing in extras and collaborating with me from artist to artist. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and I hope that the final product of my film breathes life into your studio and provides a worthy medium to showcase...
Angela C.
Blackbox Stage for improv, sketch, theater
loved everything about it because it was enough room and clean. I will rent again someday! Angela Cobb Casting Director Deep Productions Studios Chicago...
Melissa M.
Modern Industrial Rental Studio | Throop Studio
Jeff and the whole Throop Studio team was amazing to work with! They were attentive, communicative and allowed us to transform their space for 3 videos I had filming there. The space was exactly what I was looking for for this production and was clean upon arrival. I would highly...
Christopher T.
Urban studio with earthy tones and great natural light
provide you a link with the film once it's released. I will also be giving you a special thanks and the studio a credit in the film (unless you don't want me to). Thank you so much! -CJT...
Robert Y.
Studio & White Box Theater in Old Town
at this venue were absolutely awesome! I just finished shooting a music video in this studio and it worked perfectly. The staff was very accommodating and easy to work with before and throughout the film shoot. I highly recommend this space to any Chicago Filmmakers or Artists...
Brandon J.
Upscale Lofts: Industrial Photography and Film Studio
experience was amazing. Azeez and Ayden were very nice, detailed, and communicative. Which is always a plus. The studio space was great. This is a very unique space to shoot photos, film, etc. Highly recommend them for any artistic and creative needs...
Austin E.
RAW Industrial Production Loft in Pilsen
The host was very friendly and the studio space was incredible. We filmed a music video and there were props available for use within the space as well...
John J.
Spacious Production Studio in New Center
This is where you need to be if you need a production studio in Detroit