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from$95/hr
Urban, Industrial, downtown gallery, Unique floor plan, lofty bow trussed ceiling + skylight

West Town, Chicago, IL

4.8(25)
Venue capacity icon55

Industrial Space

...Large unique gallery, dance and performance space. Current architecturalinstallation 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$90/hr
Spectrum Studios. Multiple Music Video Film Sets!!! West Town, Chicago.

West Town, Chicago, IL

4.9(330)
Venue capacity icon20

Studio

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...
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from$99/hr
Production House & Creative Space

West Town, Chicago, IL

4.9(113)
Venue capacity icon50

Studio

Lumin8 Productions. ...We do not allow parties here, this space is more suited anddedicated to film and photo production, movie premieres, sit down performances like singer songwriter or comedy. We will allow intimate parties that are more chill and relaxed. Our capacity is 50, and we...
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from$52/hr
New! Upgraded large daylight photo studio with cyclorama wall, tall windows, grand piano, and wooden platform.

Near West Side, Chicago, IL

4.9(134)
Venue capacity icon35

Studio

Large photo /video studio with tall windows and beautiful natural light for rent inChicago. Features 30ft wide corner cyclorama , 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...
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from$50/hr
Chi-1 Large blackout studio with high ceilings, a Sport Bike, controllable sound synchronized RGB Lights, and RGB Tunnel for car photo and video shoots

Near West Side, Chicago, IL

4.9(157)
Venue capacity icon30

Studio

Blackout void photo studio with controllable sound synchronized RGB Lights, and RGBTunnel for car photo and video shoots This studio is located on the ground level with a large loading gate allowing cars and bikes to simply drive-in. RGB Lights are fully controllable and...
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from$52/hr
Rainroom. Blackout photo studio with Multiple Rain Features, Bathtub, RGB lights, X Lights, with black walls and high ceiling. - Chi 4

Near West Side, Chicago, IL

4.8(153)
Venue capacity icon20

Studio

Rain room available in Chicago! Completely blackout 565 sq ft exquisite blackout rainroom photo studio, the ultimate location to capture your next creative project. With 3 photography lights (alien bees 800) , 2 pre-installed colored RGB lights, and LED X-shape lights, you can take...
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from$50/hr
Studio & White Box Theater in Old Town

Old Town, Chicago, IL

4.9(303)
Venue capacity icon40

Dance Studio

...Chairs - Tables - Parking on-site - Restrooms - Sound system - Moveable ballet barres- Dimming lights - Sprung Marley flooring - Exposed brick Ideal For: - Yoga/Dance/Fitness - Rehearsals - Performance - Training - Workshops - Fashion Events Week rates for performances available upon request. Interested in our space? Send us an inquiry...
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from$50/hr
Dance & Rehearsal Studio for Creative Use in Old Town

Near North Side, Chicago, IL

5.0(458)
Venue capacity icon35

Dance Studio

...Parking on-site - Restrooms - Sound system - Ballet barres - Dimming lights - Marleyspring floors - Exposed brick - Street level access Ideal For: - Yoga/Dance/Fitness - Rehearsals - Performance - Training - Workshops - Fashion Events Interested in our space? Send us an inquiry...
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from$30/hr
Small Dance Studio Available for Creative Use | Studio 1

South Loop, Chicago, IL

4.9(348)
Venue capacity icon10

Dance Studio

...Our dance studio is ideal for small events during the week. Ideal for yoga, dance,rehearsals, training, performances, video/photo production, etc. Space Details: - 10 person studio - 30 chairs - 5 - 6ft tables - LED track lights - Wardrobe racks + coat racks - Ceiling fans - Speakers + Amps + Mixers | DJs must...
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Pricing and popularity information in this section is based on proprietary data from bookings made on Peerspace from 2016-2024.

Rent a performance space in Chicago

Gearing up for a successful show? Whether you have a hit comedy routine to share, a rehearsal to run through, a poetry club reading, or a rock band on tour, there is no shortage of performance venues in Chicago to choose from.
Take some time to consider the sort of atmosphere your performance needs. Are you looking for an intimate venue, with tables close to the stage and a small audience? Or are you envisioning a massive stage, with seating for hundreds of people? Historic speakeasies with concerts, jazz clubs, auditorium theaters, restaurants, and bars all offer performance space for rent.
Many of the best downtown Chicago performance venues aren't entertainment venues at all, however. There's no reason why you can't rent space in a hotel conference room, museum, community center, or other location. Especially if the location and price are a better fit. Make sure to bring whatever decor is needed to craft the right mood. As well as accessories like speakers, accessory lights, and microphones. Entertainment venues tend to have these extras, which is a point in their favor.

Explore downtown Chicago performance venues

From gritty dive bars to historic auditoriums, Chicago has no shortage of places to hold a play, comedy act, or musical performance. So start by seeking out live music performance venues in Chicago. Venues that cater to a particular niche will advertise as much and website reviews can help you narrow the search down further.
Downtown venues often offer refreshments as well, especially those set in restaurants and bars. Do you want a venue with skyline views? Downtown is the place to be; rooftop bars and restaurants love live performances to spice up the evening while guests enjoy cocktails and dinner over the city. For an even more intimate feel, take your performance indoors at street level. Thousands of bars, restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops are available and offering space for a small show any time of the year.

Chicago theater venues for stage performances

Theater venues need to be chosen with even more care. The acoustics determine whether you need accessories like microphones for your audience. Is the stage large enough to accommodate the stage props and performance you have in mind? A dance recital requires far more space than a children's theater play. How much seating does your chosen venue offer? We don't want people having to stand in the aisles. Fortunately, Chicago theaters come in every size category and price point.

Reviews for performance spaces

Spencer F.
Speakeasy in the heart of Wicker Park
Was able to play and perform music as loud as i wanted with no concerns. Great night with all my friends, host was very cool. Recommend to everyone...
Kelli V.
Speakeasy in the heart of Wicker Park
We had an amazing time performing here. It was just big enough to fit everyone and was very cozy to be in. Host was very attentive and helped us with everything we needed...
Michele M.
Landmark Building with Stunning Lake Views
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 the radiators and air conditioning unit. The Norte Ecole Hall in the iconic Fine Arts Building was acoustically superior...
Robyn W.
Storefront Gallery in Up & Coming Area Near North Chicago
had a wonderful experience holding a recent performance at this space. Stan is super welcoming, communicative, and helpful. We had a great time in the chameleon-like space...
Taryn W.
Fully Equipped Off-Site Space in the Loop
the hall just outside the room. It was the perfect setup. No one felt crowded and there was still plenty of room for our performers. The staff was excellent, exceptionally professional and nice, a true pleasure to work with. I was thrilled with how the evening turned out. So happy...
Flikk T.
Centrally Located Studio Space in Wicker Park with Natural Light & Sprung Wood Floors | Back Studio
performed a group shoot here. Jessica was amazing as usual. Easy to work with, laid back, and it was a very seamless process. Always a pleasure...
Giancarlo B.
Dance & Rehearsal Studio for Creative Use in Old Town
This space was absolutely perfect for our performance. The seats were great, the staff was super communicative, it perfectly fit all 30 people, and was really nice overall...
Caryn C.
Studio & White Box Theater in Old Town
good ventilation - it was a hot day and even though we were dancing, we did not get overheated. Overall a really great space for performance, practice, or otherwise...