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The Athenaeum Theatre, located at 2936 North Southport Avenue, opened in 1911 . The Athenaeum Theatre has a main stage theater which seats 984 people and three studio theaters seating 67, 81 and 89 people. On the main floor there is a spacious lobby and a food and drink concession in the Curtain Call Club. The theater is convenient to public transportation and to the many restaurants in the Lakeview neighborhood. There are two metered parking lots and street parking.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Audition, Photo Shoot, Special Event, Meeting, Video/Film Shoot
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre
Restrictions On Use Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays are scheduled after noon and no later than 2PM .There are no performances on the main stage in 2012 on January 1, February 4, April 5, 6, 7, 8 and June 10 and September 28, 29, 30. There are no performances on July 4, November 22, December 24, 25.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book -
Hours Of Operation Negotiable
Rental Policy The basic package includes: box office, house management, ushers (through the Saints), notice on the Athenaeum's web site, notice in regular electronic newsletter, one time use of the current mailing list, creation of a mailing list of customers attending the client's event, discounted advertising options. Clients set their own ticket prices. Tickets can be purchased over the Internet through the Athenaeum's web site as well as in person or by phone. The basic package also includes all utility costs, 7 dressing rooms with bathrooms and one shower. The stage from PL to back wall is 32' 6" at CL. The proscenium is 42' 8" wide by 21'0" high, 47' 6" to the gridiron. There is a cyclorama and a stock of curtains. There is a sound system, electrical service capacity of 800 amps/400apms per contact/single phase with dimming equipment and a complement of lighting instruments. The client provides its own technical personnel. Clients must provide general liability coverage ($1,000,000), workers compensation, and property insurance. A security deposit is required upon contract signing.
Cancellation Policy Call for details
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Building engineer, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Box office staff, Ushers, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Rosin use, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 1344.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Fly space/theatrical rigging, Orchestra pit, Sound-proof, Stage curtains, Rigging points
Technology -
Flooring Wood, Sprung wood, Marley available
Stage Configuration Proscenium, Thrust
Stage Dimensions 42 ft x 32 ft with 20 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 984
Seating Fixed, Raked, Multi level, Handicapped seating on main floor

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, DVD player
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
Audience Services Staffed concession, Vending machines, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous AEA Approved

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance - - - -
Audition - - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Meeting - - - -
Video/Film Shoot - - - -

This space was last updated on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:05AM