The Edge Theater is a performing arts rental venue dedicated to bringing an array of entertainment and arts experiences to Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.

Located on the corner of Broadway and Catalpa, The Edge houses two performance spaces: The Edge Theater, a sleek 104-seat proscenium stage, and The Edge Off Broadway, an intimate 45-seat black box. Many beloved companies call The Edge home, not just for performances, but also for rehearsals, auditions, workshops, presentations, and meetings. Any producer, patron, or performer that steps within our walls can expect to be met with the kind of hospitality that leaves a lasting impression.

Here Now & Up Next

To purchase tickets, please click on a poster to go to the Producer's website.

Here Now

The Edge Off Broadway

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
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Up Next

The Edge Theater

Keep Hanging in There
Keep Hanging in There
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The Edge Off Broadway

You are Stronger than You Believe
You are Stronger than You Believe
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See a Show & Plan Your Visit

Explore Our Spaces

The Edge Theater contains six, well-maintained spaces to accommodate a multitude of gatherings. We invite you to peruse the photo carousel below to best understand the unique personality of each space. Thank you for considering renting from The Edge!

Proscenium Theater Lobby

Bar service, cocktail tables, and window seating make this space perfect for events that call for fluid attendance, mingling, and wandering. With a spanning view of Broadway, our picturesque lobby takes the name storefront up a notch to venue.

The Edge Theater

Our proscenium theater has hosted all kinds of events: plays, musicals, concerts, festivals, and even corporate presentations. With 104 seats in the audience including four ADA seats this stage is ideal for hot ticket shows. Elevate your production value with our extensive lighting and sound inventories, electric fly system, LED projector, and Clear-Com intercom. 

Multi-Purpose Room

Need room to spread out? We recommend the Multi-Purpose Room, or MPR for short. Perfect for rehearsals, auditions, workshops, and meetings, this space is big enough to accommodate large casts and ensembles, as well as multiple, simultaneous breakout sessions. The room’s walls are lined with chairs and tables available for your use. 

Flex Space

It’s called “flex” for a reason—this space is as malleable as it gets. First read-through? Arrange the chairs to seat your cast and creatives around our easily movable tables. Time to rehearse? Slide the furniture away and put your odds and ends on the shelves to free up more space. Not a theater company? The Flex Space is great for board meetings and workshops, too!

The Edge Off Broadway Lobby

With its elegant light fixtures, spacious box office, well-stocked bar, and gender-neutral bathrooms, the lobby of our black box provides a warm welcome to your audiences. Enjoy a relaxing, before-the-show drink, or stick around for an after-the-show chat with the cast.

The Edge Off Broadway

This black box is popular among many companies who are looking to transform a space to fit their creative needs. Arrange seating however you please, and utilize our modern lighting, sound, and projection equipment to curate the atmosphere you desire. In our black box, the possibilities are endless!

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Follow Us on Social Media

We use social media for three equally important tasks:

  • SHARING Edge-related news
  • PROMOTING our artists, employees, and contractors
  • CIRCULATING useful resources about the Edgewater neighborhood

Follow @edgetheaterchi to see what we’re up to! We’re always looking for relevant content to share, so if you have any suggestions or requests, email socialmedia@edgetheater.com.

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