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Founded in 1990, Chopin Theatre has grown into one of America's most active arts centers, producing, co-producing and presenting over 500 theater, music, film, literary and social events each year.

Located in the heart of Wicker Park, the Chopin Theatre Main Stage is PPA licensed with occupancy up to 226 persons. With 25' high ceiling and 40'x50' stage/floor area, the Main Stage can be used for various staging and seating configurations. Space has excellent sight lines and live acoustics and comes equipped with ETC theatrical lights (70 Source Four instruments) and a full PA system (32 channel mix board, speakers and amplifiers). Steinway Model B grand piano and film projection equipment (13.5x10 DaLite electric screen, Hitachi 6000 lumen Real HD projector) are also onsite and available. The backstage has three separate green/actors rooms with facilities and lots of storage.

At the gate of Wicker Park’s restaurant and entertainment district, the theater is located across the Blue Line Division stop and provides complimentary parking as well. More info:

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Audio Recording, Meeting, Reading, Screening, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Audition, Class, Special Event, Performance
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use -



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How To Book

Please contact Lela Headd Dyrkacz, for rental inquiries with customized rental fees. Be sure to include ideal dates (start/end), description, particular technical requirements, organizer and contact info.

For special singular event inquiries please include the above plus number of guests and hospitality needs.

Hours Of Operation Daily
Rental Policy -
Cancellation Policy -
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel On site manager
Performance Personnel Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities -

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions -
Space Features Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Fly space/theatrical rigging, Stage curtains, Rigging points, Industrial sink
Technology WiFi
Flooring Wood, Carpet
Stage Configuration Flexible stage
Stage Dimensions 50 ft x 40 ft with 25 ft ceiling
Seating capacity -
Seating Seating risers, Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Performance piano, Electronic keyboard, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, CD player, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

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Parking Street parking, Free garage/lot parking
Accessibility Accessible without stairs, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Audio Recording - - - -
Meeting - - - -
Reading - - - -
Screening - - - -
Video/Film Shoot - - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Audition - - - -
Class - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Performance - - - -

This space was last updated on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:52PM