Rivendell Theatre Ensemble is proud of its permanent home in the vibrant Edgewater community! From our inception in 1994 until 2011, Rivendell was itinerant—until we opened our current space at 5779 N. Ridge Avenue.

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A Custom Fit

Renovations of the 1,600 square foot double-storefront were completed in February 2011, 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 received 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!


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


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