The Playhouse has a flagship venue on Irving Park Rd. in greater Albany Park. From time-to-time, we also activate non-traditional theater spaces for our immersive experiences. In the fall of 2021, we are performing the brand new, Rick Bayless-led collaboration, A RECIPE FOR DISASTER at Petterino's.
Our flagship venue, which opened in March 2015 with the Playhouse's inaugural production, is a notably contemporary space: 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's flagship location was designed by famed theater architect John Morris, AIA, whose distinguished career includes work with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre at Chicago Water Tower Pumping Station, the Beverly Art Center, Black Ensemble Theater, and Raven Theatre.
Windy City Playhouse South was a pop-up venue we opened in January 2019 with the transfer of SOUTHERN GOTHIC. This South Loop location also later became home to our production EVERY BRILLIANT THING, which closed in December 2019.
In October 2021, we will be presenting A RECIPE FOR DISASTER at Petterino's. This restaurant, located in the heart of the Chicago theater district, is located at 150 N Dearborn Street (the entrance to our space is on Randolph Street). We will be activating the club level for a brand new, immersive theater experience inspired by Rick Bayless' real life trials and tribulations in the restaurant world.