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Top Film Shoot locations in Chicago, IL

Constantine's Castle - Curated Vintage Apartment
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Industrial Refurbished 1962 Urban Warehouse
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (19)
  • 19
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Photography And Video Studio Loft
  • $85/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Sunny Corner Studio Backdrops & Equipment included
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Commercial Space for Filming
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Chicago, IL
✨Spacious & Bright Loft with Exposed Brick✨
  • $35/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (9)
  • 9
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL

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What people are saying about Film Shoot on Giggster

Mai T.
$ 850
34 hours
15 people
4 years ago
Kenzo's place is very awesome, clean and spacious, with all the amenities you need for a production. He is also a great host, definitely a great place, I will be booking again!
Jerry B.
$ 250
2 hours
15 people
a month ago
This Place Is wonderful Great Host They will definitely make sure you have a great event in what ever you are doing here I and my team enjoyed the time Being!!-SOB Jerro
Andre T.
$ 1800
18 hours
5 people
3 months ago
This place was perfect ! Very accommodating ! I would recommend any thats need open work space to definitely book ! ACW did ! And we loved it !
Draysta F.
$ 200
2 hours
15 people
6 months ago
Best spot ever!! Love using this place and working with Jose!! Very accommodating! Will DEFINITELY use again and again and again........

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Frequently Asked Questions about Film Shoot venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Chicago?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Chicago on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Chicago?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Chicago at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Film Shoot locations are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 316 Film Shoot locations available in Chicago.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Chicago bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Chicago guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Chicago locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Chicago?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Chicago. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Chicago booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Chicago?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Chicago is $462 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Chicago?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Film Shoot locations in Chicago, IL?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $35 to $1765.
Which Film Shoot locations are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2023?
How do I book a Chicago location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Chicago reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Chicago

Located at a strategically and commercially important portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, Chicago has been a cultural and economic hub for the Midwest since the early 19th century. Rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1871 that destroyed nearly a third of the city, Chicago’s architecture is a marvel unto itself, with its multicultural heritage resulting in many unique building styles, such as skyscrapers with neoclassical elements and Polish cathedrals.

The city features structures by many famous architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright. Inspired by its history, Chicago is a thoroughly modern city, with a thriving nightlife scene in Logan Square and River North, and a diverse food scene that includes specialties not found anywhere else. You’ll also find a wealth of museums, public art, professional sports and other activities.

Chicago is a bustling mix of historic and modern. The city was once the leading edge of architecture and innovation, leaving many unique structures perfect for both traditional and performance art as well as special events.

Film Shoot Location Options in Chicago

The city of Chicago has many stories, and just as many options for places to tell those stories. Whether you’re portraying the gritty, urban feel of West Loop or the posh mansions in Lincoln Park, you’ll find a host of available buildings that capture the feel of the Windy City.

  • Industrial Warehouses
    Nothing captures Chicago’s hardscrabble, industrial, blue-collar past (and sometimes present) like the hulking warehouses, factories and meatpacking plants dotting the lakeshore, river and urban neighborhoods. These spaces make excellent locations for large ensemble cast scenes, but they can also serve as a blank canvas, allowing you to build a set of your choice with plenty of room for lighting, sound equipment and more.

  • Private Homes
    Chicago is a city of immigrants – its first permanent settler was likely born in Haiti – and its many neighborhoods reflect the styles of the residents that called it home. You’ll find homes personifying every era, from mid-century modern masterpieces to bungalows, elegant greystone townhouses and Greek revival mansions. Many of these locations retain their period charm and some even come appointed with vintage furniture and finishes.

  • Studios
    If your film is set in Chicago, requiring numerous scenes in the city’s famous places, but you can’t find the perfect indoor film set, you’re not out of options. Chicago has many film studios with state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll be able to film your on-set shots from an expertly-designed studio, complete with dressing rooms and optional green room setups, before heading out into the city to capture the rest of your film.

Film Shoot Location Companies in Chicago

If you’ve got an idea for a film shoot location in Chicago and some talented personnel but just need a little help with the technical or artistic aspects, you’re in luck. Chicago has several film production companies that can help you achieve your vision.

  • Blue Plate
    Blue Plate Catering has more than awards to brag about but they certainly deserve a mention. From 2019, 2018, 2015 Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) - Best Caterer, East Region - Catersource to 2018, 2016-2014 Couples’ Choice – WeddingWire, these are just a few of the accolades. Born from a passion to cook and a van, founder Jim Horan created Blue Plate and this catering company has only gone up from there. Big gathering or small, they’ve got you covered.

  • One Tree Forest Films
    In 2005, Chad Cooper founded One Tree Forest as a way to help brands and individuals tell stories without being subjected to the hustle and turmoil of a big Hollywood production studio. Together with his wife Abby, the production team focuses on adjusting the workflow to the story at hand, keeping the feeling authentic and artistic while finding ways to avoid rising costs and extra workload. The company has worked with national brands including McDonald’s, Gatorade, GNC, American Family Insurance and more.

  • Click Play Films
    Based in New York City with offices in downtown Chicago, Click Play Films specializes in production and animation with an emphasis on creativity. The firm has worked on feature films as well as national ad campaigns for brands including Netflix, Domino’s, Sony, LinkedIn and Facebook. The production team at Click Play Films is a diverse group of tech-savvy and creative individuals from all walks of life with a variety of different educational backgrounds to call of to help you achieve your vision for your film.

Pros and Cons of Film Shoot Locations in Chicago

With a wide variety of unique venues and talented film production services, Chicago is the perfect place for a film shoot location. There are a few advantages and disadvantages you should consider before making a final decision, however.


  • Skyline
    This city has the ideal ambiance for filming. Chicago’s skyline features many recognizable landmarks and looks amazing day and night.

  • Architecture
    Chicago has long been an innovative leader in building and architecture, featuring structures in a variety of styles.

  • Outdoor spaces
    The city has a large number of urban and suburban green spaces, as well as miles of shoreline and riverbanks for filming outdoors.


  • Winter
    Chicago is called the Windy City for a reason, and the weather is usually brutally cold and often snowy during the winter months.

  • Expensive
    A good budget is wise. Food, transportation, lodging and other amenities cost considerably more than other cities in the region.

  • Crime
    Some neighborhoods are considered unsafe for filming any time of the day. Be aware of these areas by asking those in the industry for information.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Chicago Riverwalk
    The Chicago Riverwalk is a 1.25-mile path through the heart of downtown Chicago following the namesake Chicago River. The district offers a number of attractions, dining opportunities, boutique shops, public art and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities of the city’s unique skyline and architecture. Visitors can also embark on a variety of entertaining and education river cruises from the dock and explore the large community marketplace and innovative play spots for children.

  • 360 Chicago Observation Deck
    Take in some of the best views of Chicago, Lake Michigan and the Chicago River from the 94th Floor Observation Deck of John Hancock Center. Standing more than 1,000 feet over the famed Magnificent Mile, visitors to the observation deck can also experience TILT, one of the world’s tallest thrill rides, and have a drink with a view at BAR 94.

  • Chicago Maritime Museum
    Chicago has always occupied an important location at the confluence of the Great Lakes and the Chicago River. The Chicago Maritime Museum houses artifacts from the region’s history as an economic hub and trading post – visitors can walk through exhibits featuring the Native American tribes in the area, French fur traders, sail and steam-powered freight and passenger ships, and modern commercial and private vessels. The museum also features the Ralph and Rita Frese Canoe Collection.