Theater Rental Information

Mercury Theater Chicago is one of Chicago’s premiere commercial rental venues. An end stage with 290 comfy seats, plentiful leg room and excellent acoustics, the Mercury is perfect for plays and small musicals. It has also been used for weddings, corporate meetings and film premieres.

Mercury Theater Chicago is primarily licensed for multi week runs of prime commercial theater productions, however, from time to time small slots are available. We can often accommodate late-night, off-night and daytime shows which usually must work around the scenery and lighting of the prime-time production.

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Space Dimensions 6000.0 sq ft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Mirrors, Wings/backstage space, Sound-proof, Stage curtains, Rigging points
Technology WiFi
Flooring Nonsprung wood
Stage Configuration Proscenium
Stage Dimensions 35.3 ft x 20 ft with 17.3 ft ceiling
Seating Capacity 290
Seating Arrangement Fixed, Raked, Multi level, Continental
Lighting Fluorescent, Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables
Artist Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments And Accessories Electronic keyboard, Music stands
Audio Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, Amplifier
Video Film None specified
Studio Arts None specified
Parking Street parking, Valet parking, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA-compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous AEA Approved
Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Video/Film Shoots - $1,500 $9,000 -
Rehearsals - $500 $4,000 -
Performances - $1,500 $9,000 -
Class - $500 $4,000 -
Auditions - $300 $4,000 -
Photo Shoots - $1,500 $9,000 -
Special Events - $1,500 $9,000 -
Audio Recording - $1,500 $9,000 -
Reading - $500 $4,000 -
Meetings - $500 $4,000 -