Windy City Playhouse South opened in January 2, 2019 at 2229 S. Michigan. Located in the historic Motor Row district of the South Loop, we are thrilled to join this neighborhood's burgeoning arts & entertainment scene.


With its opening this past January, Windy City Playhouse South became home to an open-ended run of the long-running immersive hit, SOUTHERN GOTHIC (which premiered in February 2018 at the Playhouse's flagship venue on Irving Park Rd). In the future, we look forward to using this secondary space as a site for more intimate, immersive productions, in the style of SOUTHERN GOTHIC.

The Space

This 2,000 square foot, black box space provides an intimate setting for immersive theatrical productions. 2229 S Michigan will also soon be home to LIPS, a high-end, drag dinner theater (slated to open in the spring of 2019).

The Neighborhood

The venue is located in the heart of Motor Row, a quickly developing district in the greater South Loop area. Just steps from McCormick Place, the Wintrust Arena, and their adjoining hotels, Windy City Playhouse stands to welcome both Chicagoans and tourism alike for one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences.

We are eager to continue sharing the story of ‘Southern Gothic’ and its uniquely immersive presentation with more audiences Meanwhile, we will continue to bring new productions into our flagship venue on Irving Park Rd. for our existing patrons and subscribers to enjoy. Two locations also allows us to employ double the number of Chicago theater artists, something we deeply value in this creatively rich city."

Amy Rubenstein, Artistic Director
Want to support Windy City Playhouse South? Want to secure the future of immersive theater in Chicago? Your donation will go towards securing this secondary venue for years to come, and allow our artistic staff to keep generating this kind of experimental work.
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