305 Chopin Theatre Mainstage Tips
Parking is free at a church 2 blocks away. Check the Chopin theater website for details
The weather was cold. I wore Sweater and skirt.
Free parking at Holy Trinity Church. It has a big lot and very close to the theater
Get there early to get a good seat, not a bad view in the house but some of the seats are broken and uncomfortable. Plays tend to be general admission.
Free parking at the church down the street (Holy Trinity) for all performances Thurs-Sun
You can bring your own food, or order tacos at the beginning of the show. You aren't allowed to bring drinks in, but drink prices are very reasonable.
Podhalanka restaurant (Polish) right next door is terrific, Smoke Daddy down the street is heavenly, Carriage House also down the street is lovely southern comfort
I can usually find parking on Division east of the theatre
We tried El Barko, a Mexican restaurant on the east side of Ashland a couple blocks south of the theatre. Medium pricing but good food.
The weather was cold. I wore a sweater. Dress warm. The theatre was a tad chilly when we attended..
The weather was cold, windy, rainy. I wore Long sleeves but a dress.
You will find several places to eat along Division street west of Ashland. Smoke Daddy is about 1800 West Division. On the cheap side, if you want a hot dog joint that has what I regard as the best Italian sausage in Chicago, drive north on Ashland a short distance for Choppers. Get the sausage with hot giardiniera. Shakes are good, too.
Park for free in the Church parking lot between the highway & Ashland, on the south side of the street. Be careful of the construction, but rest assured that you can get into the fenced lot - although maybe only if you drive in from Ashland.
Patrick J Maloney
If driving, give yourself extra time! I drove south on Ashland but couldn't turn left at Division. There was no parking on Ashland, went east on a street two blocks south, but because of the Kennedy expressway, I couldn't get over to Division and ended up on Elston! I had to then get to back to Division/Milwaukee/Ashland!!
Season on the Line