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Top Performance spaces in Chicago, IL

The Salt Shed
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Entrepreneurial Hub
  • $236/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Redline VR
  • $225/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
River North Bi-Level Tavern Space w/ Full Kitchen
  • $375/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Sci-Fi Fantasy Theatre and Bar
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Comedy Club/Theater in Rogers Park with a bar
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL

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Frequently Asked Questions about Performance 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 Performance spaces are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 345 Performance 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 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 $197 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 Performance 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 $50 to $375.
Which Performance spaces are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2023?
The top 3 Performance spaces in Chicago, IL right now are The Salt Shed, Entrepreneurial Hub and Redline VR.
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

The city of Chicago is 60,000 hectares in size and lies 176 meters above sea level on the southern side of Lake Michigan, the world's fifth-biggest freshwater lake. The Windy City is recognized for its dramatic architectural designs, with skyscrapers such as the John Hancock Center, the 1,451-foot Willis Tower and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower, highlighting the skyline.

As one of the largest international cities in the world, Chicago is a multicultural metropolis and these qualities are reflected in the food, education, business and culture of its communities. Chicago draws visitors from far and near especially during the spring and fall seasons when the weather is perfect. An estimated 86 million people visit Chicago's vast parklands, which include 3,000 hectares of public parks.

The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago are among the best colleges and universities in the area and are classified as "highest research" doctoral universities. Visual arts, cinema, literature, theatre, comedy, and music, notably jazz, blues, soul, hip-hop, gospel, and electronic dance music are all part of Chicago's culture, making it the perfect place for a performance.

Performance Space Options in Chicago

Consider the following options for your performance space in Chicago. The more details you take care of earlier, the smoother the days leading up to your show will be.

  • Audio/Visuals
    The aspects of a live performance include the use of technology for production and presentation, as well as the dynamic engagement of artists and audience. A/V is surely something that you will need in your performance space. Speak to an A/V expert in advance and discuss your requirements.

  • Videography
    You'll almost certainly require a video recording of your performance. Hire some of the top videographers in town and tell them what you want to be captured on film.

  • Lighting
    Light is used to establish a performance's time or place, as well as to generate and enhance mood and ambiance. Lighting designers consider the performance's time and genre, as well as the location where it will be performed. Hire a lighting expert in Chicago for your upcoming show.

Performance Space Companies in Chicago

Call on the best professionals in Chicago to ensure that your performance is a success. There are many talented experts in the city.

  • Christine Janda Design Events
    Christine, the owner of Christine Janda Design Events takes an active role in event planning, whether it's for a couple or a business. She has almost 150 weddings under her belt. Facebook, Patron, and Courvoisier are among the corporate customers with whom she has collaborated in the past. Christine Janda Design Events offers full-service wedding planning, floral design, corporate event planning and birthday celebrations and milestones.

  • All Pro Audio Visual
    The APAV team can provide clients with top-notch audiovisual requirements. Whether it is for a business or organizing events for connecting with audiences, they can assist with developing, preparing or presenting. They provide in-house services and have a leasing program as well. Whether clients have booked a hotel, resort, performance center, club or another venue that needs A/V rentals, All Pro Audio Visual can help them.

  • Video One Productions
    Video One Productions has been producing, editing, and marketing business films for businesses, government agencies, the arts, non-profits and individuals for over 30 years. Location, lighting and sound, screenplay writing, HD video production, teleprompter, and other professional video improvements are among the production services available. Video editing, graphic design, motion graphics, closed captioning, disc authoring, and DVD and CD disc duplication and replication are all aspects of their multimedia services.

Pros and Cons of Performance Spaces in Chicago

Despite the fact that Chicago is certainly one of the greatest cities to hold a performance, you should consider the advantages and disadvantages so that you may better prepare.


  • Good transportation
    The majority of the inner city's downtown portion is easily accessible by walking. Chicago also boasts the second-largest public transportation system in the country. Your visitors will have no trouble navigating the city.

  • Well-connected
    Because of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, your guests and performers can easily fly in from almost anywhere in the world.

  • Great cuisine
    The world-renowned Chicago hot dog is one of the city's most famous dishes. Deep-dish pizza, Italian beef, Polish sausage dishes, gyros, butter-crust pizza, Chicago-style popcorn and great Italian restaurants can all be found in the city.


  • It's difficult to find parking
    Parking is an issue in Chicago. Make sure you have adequate parking options near your performance space in Chicago so that your guests won't have an issue.

  • High crime levels
    The rate of crime in Chicago is much greater than the national average. The city has an infamous criminal history and there are still certain places where crime is rampant. Choose your venue with care.

  • Mind the traffic
    Traffic is quite heavy in Chicago and you will need to allocate extra time for travel to and from your chosen performance space.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Field Museum of Natural History
    The Field Museum of Natural History was created in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago to display the biological and anthropological specimens acquired for the World Columbian Exposition. Approximately 20 million artifacts and specimens from a range of disciplines, including geology, zoology, botany, and anthropology are housed in the permanent collection.

  • Shedd Aquarium
    Exhibits at Shedd Aquarium span the globe's aquatic ecosystems, from the Arctic to the Caribbean. The Polar Play Zone is a fantastic place for children to play. Kids can dress up as their favorite animal, enjoy a pretend submarine voyage and even get to touch sea stars. The Stingray Touch Tank is another favorite spot for kids of all ages. This enormous tank is teeming with interested stingrays who like being stroked.

  • Lakefront Trail and Chicago Riverwalk
    The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum gives visitors an up-close look at one of the city's most renowned bridges' mechanics and shows how the gears move and work. The 18-mile Lakefront Trail, which runs from 71st Street on the South Side to Ardmore Street on the North Side, provides stunning views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan. It is surrounded by parks, gardens, and leisure places and beaches and is open to walkers. The Riverwalk has a variety of eating options and organizes special events throughout the year, as well as many river tours and cruises that depart from it.