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Nichols Concert Hall is a 500 seat performance venue that hosts a variety of performances annually, from student recitals to week long music competitions. As the primary performance stage for the Music Institute of Chicago, students and faculty perform concerts and recitals throughout the school year, ranging in skill level from beginners to professionals. As a rental venue, Nichols Hall has hosted operas, musicals, jazz ensembles, dance companies and symphony orchestras.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Live/Work, Audio Recording, Exhibition, Meeting, Reading, Screening, Audition, Class, Special Event, Rehearsal, Performance
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use Contact the Director of Performance Activities for specific space requirements


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Contact the Director of Performance Activities to inquire about renting Nichols Hall

Hours Of Operation All event times are based on availability and contract requirements
Rental Policy Renters must agree to contract terms, which includes having liability insurance among other requirements
Cancellation Policy Within 90 days: 0% refund 180-91 days: 50% refund
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel On site manager, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Stage hands, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions -
Space Features Air-conditioned, Heated, Wings/backstage space
Technology Cell service, WiFi
Flooring Wood
Stage Configuration Proscenium
Stage Dimensions 42.5 ft x 20 ft
Seating capacity 500
Seating Fixed, Multi level, Additional Seating of up to 50 seats can be added with permission

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Natural lighting/windows, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Electronic keyboard, Percussion equipment, Organ, Drum set, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Recording equipment, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Live/Work - - - -
Audio Recording $100 - - -
Exhibition - - - -
Meeting - - - -
Reading - - - -
Screening - - - -
Audition - - - -
Class - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Rehearsal - - - -
Performance - $1,500 - -

This space was last updated on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:02AM