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Athenaeum Theatre

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Athenaeum Theatre Productions is firmly committed to providing the Chicago non-profit performing arts community a welcoming shared space to incubate new projects and collaborations by providing high quality and below cost performance, rehearsal, office and reception space supported by a staff of theatre professionals.

About Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theatre Productions (ATP) is Chicago’s premiere performance arts service organization, providing our Chicago and Illinois’s vibrant and diverse non-profit arts community with below cost performance and rehearsal spaces, and affordable office space supported by a staff of theatre professionals encouraging the community to incubate new projects and collaborations. Founded in 1911 - The Athenaeum Theatre is home to a 985-seat opera house; Chicago’s oldest, continuously operating off-loop theatre, as well as three “black box” studio theatres accommodating between 60 and 90 audience members. Our theatres are competitively priced and are fully supported by our in-house technical team, Bread and Roses, and our expert front-of-house management team. All clients receive box office and marketing support services from ATP, as well as consultations with our staff as needed. We view our rental clients as artistic and administrative partners all working toward common fiscal and aesthetic goals.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Transportation & Parking

There is a parking lot behind the theatre, which is shared with St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Enter this parking lot on Oakdale St. There is a second parking lot on the corner of Southport Ave. and Oakdale St. Enter this parking lot on Southport Ave. Note: The St. Alphonsus lots have a “Pay and Display” system in place. $2.00 an hour (increments of $2, only). There is a $6.00 (3 hour) maximum until midnight. There is no overnight parking in these lots. Parking lot meters will not provide change.