Rental - the performance project

"a supportive environment for daring and visionary contemporary choreographers"  (WBEZ Radio, Chicago) - Hamlin Park Theater


A beautiful, intimate theater located in a 1910 prairie-style park fieldhouse.

Operated by The Chicago Moving Company in partnership with the Chicago Park District.


Performance Project - supportive, discounted rentals  of the theater for artists producing their own work.

  .  rental nights:  Thursdays, Fridays

  .  30 x 40 foot performance space (with additional raised proscenium at the back)

  .  sprung wood floor with marley overlay

  .  seats 55-75, depending on configuration; padded chairs on risers

  .  theater masking:  wings (3 on each side); back traveler curtain creates cross over and masks proscenium to create black box

   .  basic lighting and sound equipment  (please see inventory below)

  .  lobby

  .  spacious dressing room with running water

  .  piano


Tech Inventory Sheet - here (to download/view)

2022 Use/Coronavirus updates:

Two trial theater usages will be allowed in June 2022; if these go

well and can be conducted safely, additional performance rental

dates may become available for fall 2022 .

Check here for any updates.

CMC is committed to live performance; the naturally ventilated

Hamlin Park space and modular nature of audience seating

(seating is not fixed) provides for optimal observance of COVID safety

guidelines and protocols. The park district has now permitted

limited live theater use, and  our staff has made necessary

space preparations/and implemented state, city, and our own

guidelines for the safety, health of artists and audience. 


We are working to and look forward to once again--hosting

and supporting live performance at the Hamlin Park Theater.

please feel free to contact either of us  below for additional


rental inquiries:


* coincides with Hamlin Park's annual boxing show; please 

inquire what this means for your rental.







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RE|Dance in concert at the Hamlin Park Theater, January 2019