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Collaboraction Studios would love to host you and provide space for your rehearsal, music video, reading, live performance, recording session, small wedding, or community get-together! We are located in the thriving artist's community of Chicago’s Flat Iron Arts building, within the sprawling community of Wicker Park/Bucktown. Walking around the Flat Iron transports one to an aesthetically compelling maze, with shortcuts and secret passageways full of paintings, installations, and hidden stages. (don’t worry, we can provide a map) We have two unique stages for you to choose from and transform into the ideal space for your needs, anywhere from a few hours to a couple of months. Collaboraction’s mission is theatre for social change through work in justice, equity, and inclusion. Our radically inclusive space is rooted in those values and well-equipped to hold you and your work or event.

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Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Audio Recording, Exhibition, Meeting, Special Event, Reading, Performance, Rehearsal, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use We have an anti-discrimination policy that extends to all performances and engagements at Collaboraction.



Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

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Hours Of Operation Space is available 24 hours a day, general building access is from 7 am to 10 pm. Access available from 10 pm to 6 am with security.
Rental Policy Rental contracts customized to your needs, ranging from 4-hour rehearsals to several weeks of production. Willing to negotiate on rates posted, and to accommodate groups based on need.
Cancellation Policy -
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel Security, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Stage hands, Box office staff, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card, Payment plan, Barter
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 1000.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Stage curtains, Rigging points, Industrial sink, Raw, Uninterrupted wall space, Two spaces are available, The Pentagon is roughly 1,000 square ft, The Salon is roughly 1,000 square ft with 480 square feet of performance space. Both include all of the above, additionally the Salon features a fridge and bar area.
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Wood, Nonsprung wood
Stage Configuration Flexible stage, Black box, There are multiple options for stage configuration in The Pentagon, see images for ground plans
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity -
Seating Multi level, Seating risers, Flexible seating, The Pentagon seats 70, The Salon seats 55

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Green room
Instruments and Accessories Electronic keyboard, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, additional items available for rent are a fog machine and a small inventory of props and furniture
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Bike rack
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Patron restrooms, Freight elevator
Audience Services Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Audio Recording $25 - - -
Exhibition $25 - - -
Meeting $25 - - -
Special Event $25 $600 - -
Reading $25 - - -
Performance $25 - $1,800 -
Rehearsal $25 - - -
Class $25 - - -
Audition $25 - - -
Photo Shoot $25 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $25 - - -
Screening $25 - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Audio Recording $18 - - -
Exhibition $18 - - -
Meeting $18 - - -
Special Event $18 $400 - -
Reading $18 - - -
Performance $18 - $1,400 -
Rehearsal $18 - - -
Class $18 - - -
Audition $18 - - -
Photo Shoot $18 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $18 - - -
Screening $18 - - -

This space was last updated on Monday, March 09, 2020 at 12:59PM