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Athenaeum Theatre

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Athenaeum Theatre

at W Oakdale Ave 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago IL 60657
Phone:
773-935-6860
Website:
http://www.athenaeumtheatre.com/
Capacity:
985

Events at this venue were rated 4.0 by 246 members.

Built in 1911 by St. Alphonsus Church, The Athenaeum was conceived as "a neighborhood playhouse" serving the needs of the Lakeview community and as an opera house for the largely German parish.

Operating continuously since 1911, the Athenaeum mainstage is actually two theatres in one--an intimate playhouse with 454 main floor seats for smaller needs, and, with the addition of its generous balcony, a 984 seat theatre for larger productions.

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Map and Directions

BY METRO:
The closest "L" stop is the Brown Line at Wellington Ave. Then walk 4 blocks WEST to Southport. Turn LEFT on Southport and go to 2936 N. Southport.

BY CAR:
If you are coming from either direction via Lake Shore Drive:
1. Take Lake Shore Drive to Belmont Ave.
2. Exit at Belmont Ave. and travel 1 mile WEST to Southport.
3. Turn LEFT at Southport and go 2 blocks.
4. Our address is 2936 N. Southport.

If you are coming from the North or Northwest:
1. Take Interstate 90/94 EAST to California Ave.
2. As you exit the expressway, you must turn RIGHT on California Ave.
3. Travel on California Ave. for 1/4 block to Diversey Pkwy.
4. Turn LEFT on Diversey Pkwy. and travel 14 blocks EAST to Southport.
5. Turn LEFT on Southport and go 2 blocks.
6. Our address is 2936 N. Southport.

If you are coming from the South:
1. Take Interstate 90/94 WEST to Armitage Ave.
2. As you exit the expressway, turn RIGHT on Armitage Ave.
3. Travel on Armitage Ave. for 1/4 block to Ashland Ave.
4. Turn LEFT on Ashland Ave. and travel 10 blocks NORTH to Wellington Ave.
5. Turn RIGHT on Wellington Ave. and go 2 blocks EAST to Southport.
6. Turn RIGHT on Southport.
7. Our address is 2936 N. Southport.

If you are coming from the West or Southwest:
1. Take either Interstate 290 or Interstate 55 EAST to Lake Shore Drive or Interstate 90/94.
2a. If you are taking Lake Shore Drive, see "Lake Shore Drive" instructions.
2b. If you are taking Interstate 90/94, see "South" instructions.

PARKING:
There is a small parking lot behind the theatre, which we share with St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Enter this parking lot on Oakdale St.

There is a second parking lot on the corner of Southport Ave. and Oakdale St. Enter this parking lot on Southport Ave.

Note: The St. Alphonsus lots are no longer free, they now have a "Pay and Display" system in place.

Handicap Information

Handicap seating may be available.

Please contact us before buying tickets to make arrangements.