""Great balls of fire! Here's a hit! A palpable hit!""
- - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


For information regarding shows currently playing in the Apollo Studio, pleas click on the links to the right.

The Apollo Theater is proud to boast an intimate second stage located at the basement level of the same address. Aptly named The Apollo Theater Studio, the new 50-seat space officially opened its doors on June 16, 2005 with the interactive comedy, Auditions Tonight. The Apollo Theater Studio, located just steps from the main stage,( in the space formerly occupied by the popular Act One Book Store), offers opportunities for smaller scale, in-house and rental productions, as well as space for classes and rehearsals. The Apollo Studio can offer black box intimacy while providing the Apollo’s professional, full-service, theater support in one of Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods.

The Apollo Theater Studio is a casual, flexible space, allowing either a theater-style or cabaret-style setting. Beverage service is available prior to, and even occasionally during, performances and a piano is available for cabaret artists and small-cast musicals.

Competitive Daily, Weekly, Daytime, off-night and late night rental packages are available and include the following;

  • Lighting Package including ETC SmartFade 12/24 Controller, 24 ETC SmartPack dimmers, and ample lighting instruments from Apollo inventory.
  • Sound Package including Yamaha EMX62M Powered Mixer, 2 AS108 Speakers, Compact Disk and Mini Disk Player
  • Full-Service, 7 day/week Box Office Support using Ticketmaster Sales system.
  • Exposure through The League of Chicago Theaters
  • In-House Marketing and Group Sales Services available.
  • Convenient access to CTA Brown, Red, and Purple Lines and bus service.

In-House Marketing and Group Sales Services are also available, for additional fees.

For Rates and Additional Information, please contact 773-935-9336.

Now Playing in the Studio

Thirsty Thirsty 
September 18 - December 19, 2015