Athenaeum Theatre Productions is firmly committed to providing the Chicago non-profit performing arts community a welcoming shared space to incubate new projects and collaborations by providing high quality and below cost performance, rehearsal, office and reception space supported by a staff of theatre professionals.
The Athenaeum Theatre is home to a 950-seat opera house; Chicago’s oldest, continuously operating off-loop theatre, as well as three “black box” studio theatres accommodating between 65 and 90 audience members. Their theatres are competitively priced and are fully supported by their in-house technical team, Break and Roses, and their expert front-of-house management team. All clients receive box office and marketing support services, as well as consultations with their staff as needed. They view their rental clients as artistic and administrative partners all working toward common fiscal and aesthetic goals.
As many as twenty non-profit arts and education organizations call the Athenaeum their artistic home, either for performance space, office space or both. Their partner clients reflect the exceptional diversity of professional artistry and talent that Chicago has to offer. The Athenaeum is home to union and non-union companies including Congo Square, Teatro Vista, Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus, DANCE Chicago, Emerald City Theatre, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, The Saints and the list continues to grow. With shared resources, shared space, and shared experiences, these artists have the opportunity to collaborate, allowing each organization to thrive and continue to create their own unique art.