Greenhouse Theater Center
About Greenhouse Theater Center
The Greenhouse Theater Center is a nonprofit performance venue located at 2257 N Lincoln Ave, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Their complex offers two newly remodeled 190 seat main stage spaces, two 60 seat studio theaters, an in-house rehearsal room, and Chicago’s only dedicated used theatre book store.
In 2014 alone, The Greenhouse Theater Center provided space for nearly 1,000 ticketed performances and served more than 54,000 patrons. Among these events were at least 30 productions by Greenhouse's resident companies, including the celebrated American Blues Theater and Remy Bumpo Theatre Company. Through their Trellis Program, they offer the community affordable access to their work by housing Chicago’s only dedicated used theatre bookstore, located on the second floor of the complex, as well as offering a free reading series each Tuesday night where local artists workshop their latest scripts.
In 2016, the Greenhouse Theater Center embraced the true spirit of growth and launched its own producing entity. With the announcement of their 8 month long Solo Celebration Series, helmed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey, they will produce 10 solo plays from June 2016 to February 2017. Through this inaugural effort, they hope to expand the solo play cannon while also cultivating a larger conversation about the possibilities of the one person play.
With new ideas always incubating, the Greenhouse Theater Center is flourishing.