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Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Harris Theater for Music and Dance EditEdit Description

In 1990, a study by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation identified a need for a state-of-the-art downtown performance venue in Chicago for use by some of the city’s world-renowned and emerging, but itinerant performing arts companies. Vital to these not-for-profit groups was the creation of a facility that would be affordable to rent, offer superior technical facilities, and have the flexibility to serve a range of performance needs. Many of Chicago’s major philanthropic organizations and resident performing arts companies formed a partnership to bring the project to life. Today, the Theater is proud to be the home of a myriad of Chicago’s most exciting music and dance companies, as well as serve as host to internationally renowned companies and artists.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

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


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book -
Hours Of Operation Hours of rental are from 8am - 11pm
Rental Policy Usage dates are confirmed upon full execution of the Theater Use Agreement. A deposit of no less than one day’s usage fee is required with the signed contract. All Usage Fees will be due in advance of the engagement, according to the schedule in the Theater Use Agreement.
Cancellation Policy Should company cancel an engagement, the theater usage fees are non-refundable. In the event, however that the Theater is able to secure a substitute booking, the Usage Fee for the cancelled Usage Date, less costs to obtain a replacement booking, will be returned to the company.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Stage hands, Box office staff, Sound technician, Light technician, Technical director, Ushers, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Rosin use, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 2025.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Barres, Wings/backstage space, Fly space/theatrical rigging, Orchestra pit, Sound-proof, Acoustic panels, Stage curtains, Rigging points
Technology WiFi
Flooring Wood, Sprung wood, Marley available
Stage Configuration Proscenium
Stage Dimensions 45 ft x 45 ft with 30 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 1500
Seating Fixed, Raked, Multi level

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input
Video/Film Equipment -
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Paid garage/lot parking, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Freight elevator, Infrared system/assistive listening, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsal $7,400 $7,400 - -
Performance $7,400 $7,400 - -
Class $7,400 $7,400 - -
Photo Shoot $7,400 $7,400 - -
Audio Recording $7,400 $7,400 - -
Reading $7,400 $7,400 - -
Meeting $7,400 $7,400 - -
Video/Film Shoot $7,400 $7,400 - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsal $5,250 $5,250 - -
Performance $5,250 $5,250 - -
Class $5,250 $5,250 - -
Photo Shoot $5,250 $5,250 - -
Audio Recording $5,250 $5,250 - -
Reading $5,250 $5,250 - -
Meeting $5,250 $5,250 - -
Video/Film Shoot $5,250 $5,250 - -

This space was last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 12:28PM