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SuperHost
Photography And Video Studio Loft
  • $85/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Roc Star Studio is a small Chicago based, full-service photo and video production company delivering media solutions for clients nationwide. Since 2010 we’ve specialized in the creation of creative, high quality photography and videos proven to attract clients, build brands, and grow businesses. Though we are a small company we have all the expertise it takes to produce your next production. Our personal creative team has experience in a wide-variety of production styles. That kind of versatility is a must when your client list includes singers, actors, models, musicians, bands, rappers, artists, groups, designers, advertising agencies, cable providers, startups, national chains, non-profits and more. We are as comfortable producing direct response tv commercials, as we are developing long-form DVDs and internet videos for marketing, educational and corporate purposes. We also specialize in music videos of all genres. And no one can bounce between Standard and High Definition like us. Another of our departments of expertise is HD and 4K videography and photography where we specialize in a wide variety of formats such as personal photo sessions, headshots, special events, and fashion shows. Whether you’re looking to capitalize on traditional broadcast outlets, or explore opportunities in New Media, Roc Star Studio has the experience, tools and talent to drive your project from script to screen. Based in Chicago, we’ve never let location limit our reach. In addition to serving our clients throughout the Chicago land and Illinois area, we’ve partnered with many companies to deliver high quality photos and videos proven to attract clients, build brands, and grow businesses. While our strengths are High Definition photography, HD and 4K video commercial productions, we are always at the forefront of a changing media landscape. Roc Star Studio recognizes the new and exciting ways clients and businesses are now taking advantage of digital video. We welcome the opportunity to show you personally how we can capture your vision and exceed your expectations.
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Jefferson Park Creative Space
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Creative Space offers a 2,000 sq. ft. space that creates the perfect atmosphere for any event. Featuring graffiti floors, glow in the dark hallway, green room, and prop walls.
SuperHost
Spacious Photography Studio In Fulton Market
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Located In Fulton Market, our studio offers a beautiful quiet and professional workspace for photo shoots & video productions, as well as meetings & events. Space has 60" smart tv, sofa, microwave, mini fridge, mounted backdrops, bluetooth speaker, wifi. We have 700 square ft available with 15 foot ceilings. A separate room that could used as a makeup or dressing room, or even an additional place to shoot. Equipped with a sofa, stylist chair, and 55 inch Tv (Not included inquire to add to booking) White 9' backdrop is included with the booking. Colored paper backdrops are an additional fee at $10 per roll. Current available backdrop colors: White, Artic, Blue, Tan, Yellow (gold), Black. Stands available as well Mathews C-stand w/ Kupo arm, neewer LIGHTING (Not Included with Rental): Godox Sl150ii continuous light available available ($20 per 4hours) Ring Light $10 per booking. (please inquire). Lounge area that could be used to film as well, Includes sofa, 60" Lg Smart TV. Additional Table, chairs available upon request.
SuperHost
West Town Gallery/Loft Space
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (9)
  • 9
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Over 1800 sq ft of open loft space with so much natural light and character beyond belief! At our space, there is also a little lounge area just inside the large rolling door that has access to shelves, mirrors, fridges, extra seating, etc. If you're looking for this space for a wedding or larger event, you may also have access to our foyer and lobby area for light decor and signage! Hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and 30-foot ceilings encapsulate a rustic and unique space for any photo/film shoot or event. PLEASE READ THE PRICE LISTING FOR NUMBER OF ATTENDEES WHEN YOU INQUIRE.
SuperHost
Large Logan Square Garage Space
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
The space is eclectically decorated with furniture and artwork that create a cool, bohemian atmosphere. This garage is truly a flex-space. Original details like timber beams and exposed brick walls can be found throughout the space giving off a raw aesthetic. The garage has two industrial size doors that open to the alley for easy loading in and out of equipment, making it perfect for productions. **No parties** Commercials Photo shoots Promo shoots/Videos Magazine shoots Fashion/Product shoots Dinner events Small ceremonies Our space has hosted productions for companies such as McDonald's, FanDuel, ESPN, Jack Daniel's, Corona, Grubhub, and TED Talks. Unique Features: Warehouse Wood-burning fire place Sauna built into a shipping container Backyard space Available for booking 7 days a week! The Grand Kimball Lodge contains 4 unique spaces; 2 residential units, 1 office space, and 1 warehouse space. Check out Bob's's profile page to view his 4 listings, all of which are contained within the same building.
SuperHost
Modern Industrial Film Studio
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This is not your standard rental space. Originally built for a cobbler in the 1900’s,until it transitioned into a zinc foundry for over 50 years, and now, we’ve turned it into a sweet production space!! We underwent a major renovation, bringing this little slice of history into a modern open concept photo-studio while maintaining it’s original industrial vibe. This creative, urban space is just waiting for your next photography shoot or film production.
SuperHost
Studio with Flower Wall in Chicago
  • $58/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Our Studio with Flower wall is 700 sq. ft. gorgeous daylight photo studio with tons of natural light and large windows. It also comes with props like couch, bathtub and many more to add beauty into your pictures. Our Studio is available for all types of Meetings, Photoshoots and Film Shoots. Kindly contact us directly for more information.
SuperHost
Creative work space
  • $60/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
My space is great for music rehearsal, small pop ups, open mic,sip or smoke and paint classes, movie night, Photoshoots & video shoots
SuperHost
Contemporary Natural Light Photo Studio and Event Space in Chicago
  • $70/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Photography studio perfect for production shoots with 3-6 people. Windows face south and the sunlight is amazing at times. Events are welcome for up to 30 people. Total space is 1000 sq ft, 1 full bathroom, office space is approx 200 sq ft and divided by a wall. Full studio and showroom space are approx 750 sq ft. The ceiling height is 12ft. Saturday rate after 4pm is $150 per hour.
SuperHost
Spacious Loft/Studio in Quiet Chicago Neighborhood
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
It's a 1000 sq. ft. studio. It features hard wood flooring. There's a functional kitchen with sink. There are plenty of natural lights. It also has floor to ceiling windows, a green screen, photography lighting and background. This is perfect for photoshoots, video shoots, and parties like birthday, baby shower, bridal shower and a lot more.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Pop Up spaces are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 255 Pop Up 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 $125 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 Pop Up 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 $350.
Which Pop Up spaces are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2022?
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

Chicago, Illinois is the largest city in the northern state and the third largest in the country. Nearly three million people call Chicago home, and the city brings in millions of visitors every year. Known for its bold architecture, winter weather, and many attractions, Chicago is a center for culture and commerce in the United States.

Chicago’s landscape is mostly cityscape, but also features an intricate park system throughout the metropolitan area. And while it's winters are cold and windy (often with lots of snow), it's summers are mild and comfortable.

Because of its vast opportunity, moderate weather, and variety of things to do, Chicago is a popular place to host events. This includes pop-ups shops and spaces, especially, as Chicago's big city status and many resources make it an ideal place to hold any kind of consumer-driven affair.

  • Interesting Fact:
    Chicago’s public transit system, the Chicago Transit Authority, is the second largest in the United States.

Pop-Up Options in Chicago

A pop-up event requires a lot of details to come together for it to be a success. Luckily, there are an abundance of vendors and services in the Chicago area who can help ensure that your pop-up goes exactly as planned.

  • Catering:
    Including a fun buffet or champagne services at your pop-up could be a good idea. you can enlist a Chicago catering company or even a specific restaurant to provide the food for your event. Ensure no customer or staff member goes hungry throughout the day with food services from Chicago’s finest.

  • Decor:
    Whatever style your pop-up is, it’ll need decorations and design to fit its theme. Hiring a professional Chicago decorator is a great way to ensure that every person attending your pop-up knows exactly what it’s about. From wall decor, to centerpieces, to floor coverings, trust a Chicago decorator to embellish your pop-up to its fullest potential.

  • Transportation:
    Make sure your pop-up is in a convenient setting for people to get to and avoid losing potential customers. Chicago fortunately has great public transit systems in place for people to get to the pop-up venue and around the city.

  • Equipment rental:
    Maybe you need a projector system to screen pictures of your brand, tables and chairs for staff to sit at, or audio equipment to play background music. Whatever your pop-up requires, you can partner with a Chicago equipment rental company to provide the needed supplies.

  • Influencer recruitment:
    Utilizing social media influencers is a great way to promote your pop-up event. You can hire a social media expert to reach out to local Chicago influencers to attend your pop-up and post it on their social media. Sharing information can go a long way, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to earn more customers.

  • Staffing:
    Every pop-up event needs vibrant, customer-focused staff to keep the event going. You can get in contact with a local staffing company to find employees for your shop, but still keep things discreet so word doesn’t get out too soon.

Event Planning Companies in Chicago

There are many different event planning companies in Chicago that can help you plan the perfect pop-up. Regardless of size, style, or product type, you can trust the city of Chicago to make your pop-up an event one to remember.

  • Liven It Up Events:
    This full-service wedding and event planning and production company has over a decade of experience planning Chicago pop-up spaces and shops. Past clients include Facebook and Miller Lite.

  • Lola Event Productions:
    With a team of veteran event planners with a combined 50+ years of experience, this full-service Chicago event planner has the chops to make your popup experience like no other. Turn to them for help with logistics coordination, decor and design assistance, or event production and management.

  • Bliss Events:
    This woman-owned event planning company has been in business for over 20 years and has built a strong reputation in Chicago. They focus on creating events that “engage, excite, and delight.” Services include day-of coordination and services, decor rentals, design consulting and floral design.

Pros and Cons of Pop-Ups in Chicago

Chicago is a large and active city filled with fun attractions and places to explore. There are many reasons to host a pop-up shop here. However, there are also certain disadvantages you should consider.

Advantages:

  • Population:
    There are plenty of people in Chicago available to attend your pop-up shop.

  • Foot traffic:
    With all of the people in the city of Chicago, there is abundant foot traffic bound to stumble across your shop.

  • Influencers:
    Many social media influencers call Chicago their home, which gives you the opportunity to book them to promote your pop-up.

  • Attractions:
    Chicago is filled with fun attractions to go to during your stay after the pop-up is over.

  • Culture:
    The city features a unique culture like no other place, giving you a chance to learn something about a prominent place in the United States.

Disadvantages:

  • Winter weather:
    Chicago is known for its extreme winter weather, which can cause problems for outdoor pop-ups.

  • Traffic:
    Like any large city, Chicago has traffic, which can inhibit people from attending your pop-up.

  • Cost:
    Because Chicago is such a sought after place to host events, prices can drive up.

  • Crime: Chicago has crime, especially in inner city areas, so keep that in mind when planning where to host your pop-up.

  • Popularity:
    Chicago is a very popular place to book events, pop-up shops included, which can make it difficult to plan there.

Famous Pop-Up Locations in Chicago

Like the city itself, there are many well-known locations in Chicago to visit and draw inspiration for your pop-up event.

  • Millennium Park:
    Not only would this be a great setting for a pop-up, but this park is among one of the most popular places to visit in Chicago. Home of the Cloud Gate sculpture, otherwise known as “The Bean,” this industrial park brings in thousands of tourists every year. To feel like you’re at the concrete park at your pop-up, book at a raw industrial space in Chicago.

  • Navy Pier:
    Opened in 1916, this amusement park-pier combo setting is a great place to see views of the lake from on top of the ferris wheel, take pre-pop-up photos, or simply explore the fun.

  • Willis Tower SkyDeck:
    For a bird’s eye view of the city and a touristy photo-op, visit the Willis Tower and stand on the freaky sky deck. At 110 stories high, this is the highest view in Chicago.