Rent the Rivendell Theatre Space!

Permitted Uses: performances, rehearsals, classes, readings, auditions, special events

Rental Includes: equipment, instruments, heating/air conditioning, Wi Fi, two restrooms, two dressing rooms, and space in the lobby and in the front windows for promotional signage; NOTE: box office staff is not included


Hours of Operation:

Thursdays through Sundays – flexible hours available
Wednesday evenings
Saturday afternoons
Opening nights can be any night of the week and include time for a reception until 1 AM

Rental Payment: Cash and checks

Cancellation Policy: Security deposit is non-refundable once contract is signed

Space Features:

  • 1596 total sq. feet of column-free space
  • Wood and non-sprung wood flooring
  • Black box theatre with flexible stage and seating capacity of up to 50
  • Stage dimensions of 19 ft by 20 ft with a 13 ft high ceiling
  • Fully licensed and ADA compliant wheelchair accessible venue (no stairs) with two patron restrooms
  • Two dressing rooms (8 actors capacity)
  • Central heating and air conditioning
  • Wall to wall grid for added flexibility
  • Ample dimming capacity and power to run 48 -1800W channels (approx. 20,000 watts maximum)
  • Sound system; 16 ceiling and wall speaker jacks, no cabling required; all jacks lead to a permanent amp rack and patch panel powered by 3 dedicated circuits
  • Permanent amp and in-ceiling speakers in both dressing rooms and lobby for a dedicated program feed backstage and front of house
  • Pre-wired for ClearCom wireless communications; front-of-house, booth, and backstage are on line when you plug in headsets
  • Flexible booth location (three possible locations to accommodate your set design)
  • Sound-proofed theatre; traffic and street noise will not disrupt your show/event
  • Free parking at Senn High School one block west (area street parking is also available)

 Included Equipment:

  • Lighting: Fluorescent, Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
  • Furniture: Chairs, Risers
  • Artist Amenities: Dressing rooms, Wifi, Water fountain, Mini-fridge
  • Instruments & Accessories: Ask us for a complete list
  • Audio: Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD

 For more info, to set up a tour, or to arrange a rental contract, email

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Theatre: 5779 N. Ridge Avenue
Office: 5775 N. Ridge Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660


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