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Filament has a 2000sqft Blackbox storefront with 15ft ceilings (no columns), and a 120 maximum occupancy. The space is equipped with a full sprung floor, full grid, seating risers (easily movable), chairs, a sound system and a theatrical lighting system. Other amenities include a large dressing room/green room, kitchenette, lofted booth, storage space, a large lobby, and a separate rehearsal room (about 800sqft).

Filament is located at 4041 N Milwaukee in the heart of the Six Corners Shopping District accessible via the Irving Park Blue line/ Irving Park Bus or the Milwaukee Bus.

In the immediate neighborhood, there is a coffee shop, a frozen yogurt shop, a Jimmy Johns, a gastro pub directly across the street, and more! Also across the street is the Portage Theater (a 1300 seat movie palace).

Filament Theatre is on the ground floor of a 4 story arts center including the National Veteran's Arts Museum, Jeff Semmerling's InsideOUT Art Studio & Mask Shop, and soon the Chicago Ballet Center.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening, Reading, Meeting, Studio Art, Exhibition, Audio Recording
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use We do not currently have our liquor license; however, this is in the works.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Please email We will do our best to reply promptly for all requests including last minute requests.

Hours Of Operation Open Availability
Rental Policy Renters who will be producing shows at Filament must provide their own insurance.
Cancellation Policy A 20% non-refundable deposit is due upon contract signing.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel 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

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 4000.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Stage curtains, Rigging points, exposed brick
Technology -
Flooring Sprung wood
Stage Configuration Black box
Stage Dimensions 35 ft x 52 ft with 15 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 120
Seating Seating risers, Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano
Audio Equipment Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Paid garage/lot parking, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Freight elevator, Backstage
Audience Services Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

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

This space was last updated on Saturday, November 08, 2014 at 12:43PM