263 Lifeline Theatre Tips
- Casual 6
- Shuttle to/from lot 6
- Parking is free 3
- Take public transit 2
- Dine before you go 1
- Food and drinks for purchase 1
Bring a sweater. If you forget, the management provides airplane blankets at the seats.
Even though the Heartland has closed, there are a couple of cheap places to eat on Morse, & a bar with some food service (I think) right next door. There was a terrific food truck parked outside (lobster rolls etc) the night we were there, & evidently there's one on other nights. So drive by the theatre before parking & check it out.
Check out their shuttle to free parking! Cool. Also: dress in layers, the house may be a bit cool.
If you have a lot of people with you, consider dropping them off and then driving the couple blocks to the parking lot yourself. That way you'll get on the six-passenger van more quickly.
The weather was chilly and hot. I wore a sweater AND an outer jacket that I could take off once the frigid air conditioning cut off and the room went back to its natural overly warm temp. Lifeline provides throw blankets on each seat, but it's best to dress for both cold AND hot temps..
The parking lot partnership with the school is a great idea. The shuttle was marked and there and waiting before we arrived not leaving room for wonder if feeling nervous :) No reason not to use this lot. Parking lot was marked clearly with a flag sign noting it was the correct lot for the theater.
Use the shuttle service! Park in the high school lot and the shuttle van is there ASAP. Easiest way to get there.
This neighborhood is a restaurant desert. Dine elsewhere before coming to the theater.
Easy access on L. Get off at Morse stop. Short walk to theatre. Also theatre has lot and shuttle most of the time.
I didn't go to remote parking lot, but found parking and used Pay box on Morse Street. It's $4 for 2hrs. But you'll have to run during intermission and add more to the meter as the show over 2hrs long. There is a very cozy bar on Glenwood Ave, right next to the theater for before or after show drinks.
The L stop is right on Morse & Glenwood. But if you drive, be prepared to look around for parking. A lot of it is metered, which creates a timing problem unless you use the Park Chicago app to keep you from running out of time. We found free street parking a couple of blocks northwest of the theatre, north of Morse.
Snacks & soft drinks available at the theatre but it's a short intermission if that's when you get them. We usually eat at the Heartland Cafe, just just north on the corner of Morse & Glenwood. But we were there on a Friday evening, and as we walked south on Glenwood to the theatre, there was a sausage truck right outside a bar, so it looks like you could get a brat & a beer if the truck is there.
I wore jeans & polo shirt. Be sure to wear socks & bring a sweater for this performance - they generate fog & it's chilly in the front rows. In fact, the theatre provided us with an airplane blanket for our first row seats, which we needed. .
Apparently they do have a parking lot a couple blocks away and run a shuttle to the theater. Call ahead to get direction to that lot, since street parking was pretty crazy.