Monday, December 28, 2015

Industry Ticket Offers

The Gilded Age, a Tale of Today - City Lit Theater, at 1020 West Bryn Mawr in the historic Edgewater Presbyterian Church, is offering $15 industry tickets for performances from January 8 through February 21. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 3PM. Also Thursdays January 11 & 18 at 7:30. For tickets go to and use the code INDUSTRY. Or phone 773-293-3682 and mention INDUSTRY.

Rehearsal Space Availability with Compass Creative Dramatics

Compass Creative Dramatics offers our rehearsal studio at 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite 110 Chicago, IL in for all your rehearsal and meeting space needs!

• 350 square feet (15' x 24')
• ground Level
• 24-hour rental availability
• online booking
• multiple payment options
• wireless internet
• optional tables and chairs
• mini-fridge, coffee pot, teapot, microwave, and Brita water pitcher
• loading dock availability

4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Suite 110 corner of Ravenswood Ave & Irving Park
Free street parking
Steps from Irving Park Brown Line and #80 Irving Park Bus

5 min walk from #9 Ashland Bus
12 min walk from #22 Clark Bus
20 min walk from Ravenswood Metra Station
8 min walk from Metra to Damen Brown Line + 11 min train ride to Irving Park

$12/hour - 2 hour min with 30 min increments after minimum. or Check out our long-term rental options:
20 hours or more*
ongoing dates (i.e. weekly improv rehearsal, monthly meetings, etc) minimum 4 dates with two hour min each date.*

For more information or to Reserve: visit: or call: 847.461.3375

Monday, December 21, 2015

Industry Ticket Offers

Gotta Dance – Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, is offering $25 industry rush tickets to performances during the run through January 17, 2016 to the Pre-Broadway World Premiere musical comedy. Tickets can be purchased day-of-show at the box office with valid ID (Limit 2 per person). For more information visit

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Marketing for New (or Non) Marketers

Monday, January 25, 6-8PM
League of Chicago Theatres offices, 17 N. Wabash, Suite 520
At many small arts companies, the task of promoting a show falls to Artistic or Managing Directors, Box Office Managers, Company Managers, or other administrative staff. Come learn from your colleagues as we tackle basic marketing questions and strategies in a roundtable setting. Stemming from two years managing the Cooperative Advertising program, Mariaelena Morales, the League’s Audience Development Manager, will moderate a workshop covering data collection, targeted advertising, budgeting, and more. This workshop is intended for companies without a dedicated Marketing Department, or for emerging professionals new to the field.
This event is FREE for League members but space is limited.
Click here to RSVP.

Space Availability at Collaboraction

Book now for 50% off Rehearsal and Performance Space at Collaboraction Theatre Company in December 22 - February 28!!

Collaboraction Theatre Company’s facility at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave features three rooms available for rehearsals or performances at great low rates. Three spaces are available – The Salon, a small cabaret theater, and the Pentagon and Room 300 Black Box Theatres. All spaces are great for rehearsals, auditions, classes, planning meetings and performing!

Call at 312-266-9633 or send an email to Justin Dietzel ( to learn more!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Venue Licensing Toolkit

The City of Chicago now offers the Venue Licensing Toolkit - a new resource available at for entrepreneurs and organizations interested in presenting music, theater or other entertainment at permanent venues such as cultural centers, theaters, clubs, bars, or movie theaters. Using flowcharts, checklists, quick links to important documents and frequently-asked-questions, the step-by-step roadmap gathers the information from multiple City agencies in one centralized and transparent location and explains the application process to become either a Public Place of Amusement (PPA) or a Performing Arts Venue (PAV). The Venue Licensing Toolkit was coordinated by the Creative Industries-Music team at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, dedicated to fostering the development of Chicago's non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses.

2016 CityArts Program Grant Application

The CityArts Program provides general operating support to Chicago-based nonprofit arts and culture organizations with annual budgets under $2,000,000 that offer vibrant artistic or cultural programming to the city's residents. This year's grant applications open in January and close in February. Free grant training workshops will be offered at the Chicago Cultural Center:
• Wednesday, January 6, 4-6:30pm
• Friday, January 8, 10am-12:30pm
Workshop registration here. For grant criteria and information, visit

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Industry Ticket Offers

Guys and Dolls –  Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson in Evanston, is offering half-price industry tickets on December 26 at 2 and 8 pm, December 30 at 2 pm, and January 1 and 2 at 8 pm. For tickets call 847-920-5360 or visit and use coupon code "luck." Tickets must be purchased in advance. No door sales.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Technology for Access: Innovation, Inspiration and Implementation

Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Museum Of Contemporary Art Kanter Meeting Center
220 E. Chicago Avenue
Click here to RSVP

This workshop will explore innovative and inspirational technology being used or considered by cultural organizations to help improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities. From web accessibility to use of apps and emerging assistive technologies, the session will feature a range of potential options for cultural organizations to explore. We will discuss the process of incorporating accessibility with technology, demonstrate some assistive technologies in use, and have an opportunity to share and show off new and upcoming uses of technology for access in cultural spaces.

Panel will include:
• Sina Bahram - President, Prime Access Consulting, Inc.
• Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli - Director of Digital Media, Museum of Contemporary Art
• Susan Chun - Chief Content Officer, Museum of Contemporary Art

Who Should Attend CCAC programs are always free of charge and open to the public. For this program, we recommend:
• mid-level cultural administrators from museums, theaters, zoos, gardens and other cultural spaces
• those who officially (or unofficially) are responsible for accessibility at your organization

Entrance: Use theater lobby entrance, via the street-level doors at the corner of Pearson & Mies van der Rohe (behind Watertower Place.) The Kanter meeting room is located adjacent to the theater lobby.

Parking: Discounted parking ($12 for up to 6 hours) is available for the MCA garage, at 220 E.Chicago Ave. Parking vouchers will be distributed at the program.

Public Transportation: The MCA is located four blocks east of the Chicago El stop on the CTA Red Line. Three CTA bus routes stop in front of the building, #3 King Drive, #10 Museum, and #66 Chicago Ave., and several Michigan Ave. bus routes have stops within 3 blocks west of the building.

Accessibility: The event space is accessible to wheelchair-users and visitors who need to avoid stairs. Open Captioning and Assistive Listening Devices will be available. For further accessibility information or to request additional accommodations, please contact us at least two weeks in advance by email at or by calling Lynn Walsh at 708-921-1980.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Space Availability from ShPIeL at Theater Wit

ShPIeL has space available for a sublet at Theater Wit on Belmont in the Lakeview area. The available time is Dec 21-Jan 3, 2016. We are asking $500 per use with a returnable deposit, but it is negotiable. Please contact David Y. Chack directly at

Moving Sale at Strawdog Theatre

Strawdog Theatre is moving and we have a lot to clear out of our space! Items available include most furniture, costumes, props, scrap lumber, storage cabinets/containers, used sound and lighting equipment. CHEAP prices! To set up an appointment, contact

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Production Availability at Corn Productions

Corn Productions, or the Cornservatory, is located at 4210 N. Lincoln avenue and has availability for from We have availability from March 20th - April 16th.

Corn is easily accessible by the Brown Line and there is ample parking in the neighborhoods. Our main-stage space seats up to 60 persons.

For a tour or more information, please contact Lindsay Bartlett, the Rentals Manager, at or visit our website at

Monday, December 7, 2015

Industry Ticket Offer

Thodos Dance Chicago – Sono’s Journy + Mixed Rep – Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, is offering $20 industry tickets for the January 9 performance . Use code INDUSTRY. Tickets available online at or at the box office at 50 E Congress Pkwy.

The Orchestra - Akvavit Theatre at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge, is offering $10 industry tickets every Thursday and Sunday through January 10. Plus a special industry performance on Monday, January 4 at 8pm. Tickets available at or email

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

25% off Rehearsal and Performance Space at Collaboraction Theatre Company in December and January

Collaboraction Theatre Company’s facility at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave features three rooms available for rehearsals or performances at great low rates. Three spaces are available – The Salon, a small cabaret theater, and two black box theaters. Since moving into our space, we are proud to have welcomed dozens of small theatre companies to share our space for rehearsals, auditions, classes, planning meetings and more!

All spaces offer individually controlled heat and air and use of our tables and chairs as available. We are also located very close to drug stores, bars, restaurants, etc.

Call at 312-266-9633 or send an email to Jo Cattell ( to learn more!