Plan Your Visit

An itinerant theatre company since our inception in 1994, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has a permanent home as of 2012! All Rivendell productions are now at 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago's vibrant Edgewater neighborhood.

For directions and free parking information, click here!

A Custom Fit

Renovations of the 1,600 square foot double-storefront were completed in February 2012, and include a 50-seat flexible black box theatre, lobby, dressing rooms, administrative office, and rehearsal space.

Thank you, Driehaus!

None of this would be possible without the crucial help we recieved from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation special PAV grant program. They provided the essential funds to kick-start the renovations and helped transform a dilapidated storefront into a beautiful, intimate theater venue.

See the Raw Space

The new space was gutted down to the studs. Watch the video below to see Rivendell ensemble members cavort in the bare bones of their new home. Then plan a visit to see our beautiful new theater space!


Construction Photo Gallery

Visit this page often to see photos as our new space evolves from a raw storefront into a beautiful, intimate theatre!