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Day Light Photography Studio with Rooftop Skyline
  • $110/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
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Natural Light Production Space
  • $155/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
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Black Box Studio and Green Room in North Chicago
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
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Dance Studio Perfect for Events Space
  • $100/hr
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  • 5.0 (0)
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Natural Light Sunset Loft Photo Studio
  • $130/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (33)
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Unique Creator Studio w/ Custom Lights & Equipment
  • $39/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
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What people are saying about Film Studio on Giggster

Porschia P.
$ 1250
5 hours
60 people
10 months ago
Beautiful space, very accommodating and parking was alright. I'd definitely hold something here again if I'm ever in need.
Roberta D.
$ 1750
7 hours
60 people
10 months ago
My event was approximately 100 people, I catered food and rental tables and such with a bartender and photographer...The space was beautiful, clean, spacious, the property manager and owner exceptional. I took away a star because it is a secured location and someone needed to stay at the door most of the time to let my guests in...hugely inconvenient. Also, I had to pay for access to decorate and setup for the party the day of the event, I don’t feel there should have been a charge for that. Next, I paid $260 cleaning fee, but they expect you to not only return to original condition, but also empty garbage, sweep floors, etc...Lastly, parking is an issue, there's a grocery store in the same area and it was very busy, and this was a Sunday event. I'd rent again for smaller event, night party or something not as significant as I had.
Pokey S.
$ 520
4 hours
15 people
11 months ago
Amazing communication, great location, I would recommend this place for anyone interested. Thank you
Daniela C.
$ 750
3 hours
60 people
a year ago
Sunny beautiful venue! Loved hosting my event here and will definitely host future events at this loft.

Frequently Asked Questions about Film Studio 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 giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Film Studio spaces are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 368 Film Studio spaces 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 giggster.com 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 $101 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 Select 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 Studio spaces 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 $39 to $155.
Which Film Studio spaces are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2024?
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

As the nation’s third-largest city behind New York and Los Angeles, Chicago has long served as one of history’s most important backdrops. The trading-port-turned-cultural-epicenter of the Midwest, Chicago is a town settled and built by immigrants from every corner of the world, and its cultural offerings and food scene reflect this diversity in many exciting ways. From authentic Italian cuisine to signature dishes and festivals honoring the city’s rich traditions, visitors to Chicago feel like they are traveling to a different nation simply by changing neighborhoods.

The city is known for its beautiful public and curated art, as well as historical sites dating back millennia to the land’s original Native inhabitants. Those looking for an exciting experience can cheer for one of the city’s six professional sports franchises or take in a concert at United Center.

With its rich history, a mix of modern innovation and old charm, and a cultural identity that speaks to every walk of life, Chicago is the perfect place to film a documentary, action feature or independent project. You’ll find many locations that can be transformed into a film studio space with help from local businesses.

Film Studio Options in Chicago

Depending on the type of scenes you’ll be filming, there are many great options for film studio spaces in Chicago. There are a number of local service providers who can not only help you transform your chosen space but also help your project run smoothly.

  • Transportation
    Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is one of the busiest airport hubs in the world, making it easy to fly in acting talent, film crews and other personnel on practically a moment’s notice. Getting from the airport to your filming location, however, may be more difficult due to the city’s size and traffic conditions. There are many transportation companies available to provide airport pick up and transportation, including black car and limousine services, saving the hassle of navigating and parking.

  • Equipment Rental
    If you’ve got the basics for your film project, but need additional equipment after setting up at your film studio, you’re in luck. There are rental agencies that can provide you with film, lighting and sound equipment, as well as trucks to haul it to and from the site. Some firms also provide access to the company’s staff to help you set up, operate or troubleshoot the equipment.

  • Carpentry
    If your Chicago film studio space is a blank canvas ready for you to build the set of your dreams, there are many local carpenters who can help you turn an empty warehouse into a cozy living room, kitchen, or other set with all the details. Talented carpenters can help you build a set from the ground up, including furniture, cabinetry and other fine details.

Film Studio Companies in Chicago

Now that you have chosen your Chicago film studio space, hired talented actors and crew, and have a firm vision in mind, you may want to enlist the help of a local film production agency to assist you in making your film project a reality.

  • E3M Creative
    Not only does the team at E3M excel at video production, but they also have marketing and branding professionals on staff to help you sell yourself and your project once it’s completed. The firm provides production and consulting on overview videos, product and service videos, client testimonials, recruitment and culture information, B2B sales and event highlights. They’ll also help you market your brand more effectively using your creation.

  • Prysm Studios
    Providing production and post-production video services, Prysm Studios has worked with some of the top national brands, including Wendy’s, CenturyLink, Serta and Dunkin,’ among others. The firm provides pre-production visualization, creative editorial services, design, motion graphics, composition and visual effects, along with post-production polishing such as color correction, audio dubbing and finishing of the final product.

  • BMP Film Co.
    The creative team at BMP Film Co. has many years of experience helping clients turn visions and ideas into expertly-produced creative vehicles for showing, selling, educating and more. The firm works with non-profits, corporations and event planners and works toward a unique set of goals for each client. They also work with individuals to produce videos of social occasions and intimate moments for an unforgettable memento.

Pros and Cons of Film Studios in Chicago

With its many different types of venues, there are a few advantages and disadvantages to choosing Chicago for a filming session.

Advantages

  • History
    Chicago has many buildings from different eras, both renovated and preserved over the decades. There are also hundreds of historical sites, great for filming unique scenes.

  • Diversity
    Looking for specific characteristics? Chicago is culturally diverse, with a number of immigrant communities and historically diverse neighborhoods.

  • Shopping
    In a global city like Chicago, you’ll likely be able to find whatever you’re looking for at one of the city’s upscale shopping centers or neighborhood boutiques.

Disadvantages

  • Weather
    Chicago is hot and humid in the summer with brutally cold winters often covered in snow. Plan for all eventualities.

  • Expensive
    Due to possible extra expenses, plan a budget. Chicago has one of the country’s highest costs of living, so expect to pay more for amenities and basic necessities.

  • Crime
    Every neighborhood in Chicago can offer interesting film studio space, but some neighborhoods are high in crime and should be avoided.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Magnificent Mile
    Located on North Michigan Avenue in the heart of the city, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the penultimate shopping experience in Chicago. The Mile offers shopping opportunities at more than 450 retail locations, including major department stores, flagship retailers and exclusive boutiques. You’ll also find world-class dining options, upscale lodging and a variety of theaters, museums and other attractions.

  • City Gallery/The Historic Water Tower
    One of the city’s most recognizable and visited landmarks, the Chicago Water Tower was built in 1867 to house infrastructure to regulate the expanding city’s water pressure. It was also one of the few buildings to survive the path of destruction caused by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Today, the historic building houses exhibitions of Chicago-centric photography from local residents as well as a beautiful display of 19th-century Gothic architecture.

  • Chicago Sports Museum
    The story of professional sports in Chicago is long, filled with adversity, diversity, glory and disappointment. The Chicago Sports Museum chronicles it all through artifacts, interactive exhibits and simulated experiences. Visitors can experience CSI-like sports forensics by examining artifacts such as Sammy Sosa’s corked bat, learn to throw a curveball from Steve Stone, or compare their vertical leap to Bulls’ great Michael Jordan.