At the Playhouse, you’ll experience theater in a new way. Our space is fun yet refined, featuring a sophisticated bar, plush seating, and post-show entertainment. It’s also entirely flexible, meaning each and every show will feature a brand new seating arrangement. Subscribers and other return guests will be able to enjoy an entirely new setup with each visit to our space.
The Playhouse was designed by famed theater architect John Morris, AIA, who has had distinguished careers in both professional theater and architecture. In 1986, he founded a Chicago architectural firm, where he designed several residential and commercial projects. He headed the firm’s theater design division, leading design teams for several adaptive re-use and new construction on theater projects, including the new home for the internationally known Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Other Morris-designed spaces that enhance Chicago’s off-Loop theater districts include Lookingglass Theatre at Chicago Water Tower Pumping Station, the Beverly Art Center, Black Ensemble Theater, and Raven Theatre.