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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)

2023-24 Use/updates:

The theater is now available for a limited number of rentals for

 winter/spring 2024.

CMC is committed to live performance; the naturally ventilated

Hamlin Park space and modular nature of audience seating

(seating is not fixed) enhances safe useage.  The park district

has now permitted 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


please feel free to contact 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

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