263 Lifeline Theatre Tips
The weather was balmy for March. I wore jacket and overcoat. Theatre was hot. Wish I had worn just a shirt under overcoat. .
Had dinner 1/2 block away at Act One. Food was great. Was Friday night so crowded but good service. I had chicken pot pie and it was light and delicious. I'd go back anytime. It was the highlight of my evening.
Lots of new restaurants have popped up near the Lifeline, but Heartland Cafe and the Grill Inn are always good value.
The Morse EL station is right there. Use rapid transit if you can. Parking is chancy!
paid street parking on Morse
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There is a restaurant/bar by the name of Chuckies that is terrific. It has great drinks and small plates. The ambience is terrific for friends and/or date night. It is only a half block from the theater on the cross steet.
There is no parking at the theatre; however Lifeline maintains a parking lot a few blocks away (Morse & Ravenswood) and provide a shuttle service to/from the theatre. Very satisfactory solution to an every-present problem in Chicago -- where to park! Share anything else here. Just start typing...
The theater has a free shuttle from a nearby free lot. It's also steps from the Morse Red Line station.
Lifeline has a free shuttle from parking spaces quite a bit away. They will be happy to provide directions. We went on a Sunday afternoon and the parking on Morse was free. I don't know if that was an aberration, but it was a pleasant surprise to be able to park only a few feet away from the theater for free!
The weather was warm. I wore polo shirt and jeans, but it is a bit chilly in the theater; they provide blankets (no kidding)..
Use the free parking lot about six blocks from the theater. A shuttle van will take you to the theater's front door. Otherwise, try your luck on street parking near the theater. Also, the theater is at the Morse stop on the red line if you prefer to take the "L."
They offer nice little (sweet only) snacks in intermission. But If you want to dine, come early and go to the Heartland Cafe. That's one of Chicagolands bestest cool food places! ;-) Just a block north of the Lifeline, same street.
Right at CTA Morse stop (red Line) - parking in neighborhood is bad - BUT: Lifeline has its own FREE parking space a few blocks away, with (also free) shuttle service to and fro.
The weather was doesn't matter - it's inside. I wore Since I know the Lifeline, I came in layers... It's always colder in there than quite comfortable. But they do provide blankets on each chair ;-).
The theater, unfortunately, was very cold due to an over active air conditioner but blankets are provided