Four walls. A Stage. And everything else.

In April 2010, Theater Wit completed its renovation of 1229 W Belmont, a building with a proud history as a center for the performing arts in Lakeview for the last 20 years.

A community center

The space is home not only to Theater Wit, but three other resident companies, all bringing a remarkable history of vivid and exciting work to our stages. In addition, we rent out our space at competitive rates to visiting producing companies, guest artists, late and off-night productions, local businesses and community groups.

We also have a limited amount of complimentary space available to community organizers and groups

Performance Venues

We have three beautiful black box theatres seating up to 98 patrons each. Theatre One and Two are proscenium spaces, Theatre Three is a flexible performance space. Rentals include phone and online box office, lobby access and in building display.

Theater Wit is committed to providing space to arts and community organizations at low rates; we believe in our building as a hub of the community and welcome interested applicants to find out more. If you are looking to rent space from us, please contact us by email at rental@theaterwit.org with any questions you may have.

Rehearsal space

Work more productively than ever in our awesome 22' x 40' rehearsal room, located at our Lab across the street at 1224 W Belmont. Wood floors, bathrooms and a kitchen are available along with property and furniture storage. Quiet central heat/air High ceilings, warm-up barre, mirrors and NO POSTS!

Theater Wit is committed to providing space to arts and community organizations at low rates; we believe in our building as a hub of the community and welcome interested applicants to find out more. If you are looking to rent space from us, please contact us by email at rental@theaterwit.org with any questions you may have.

Primetime

Base Rental: $1950/week

(Available for registered 501c3 groups only. Call for commercial pricing)
  • Includes 4 regular performance weekend (Thursday - Sunday)
  • Includes one additional off-night opening/preview preformance
  • In house box office services (on site, phone, web)
  • Building Access 1 1/2 hours before performance until 45 minutes after
  • Full access during Tech Week ($450 additional tech week only)
  • House management included
  • Additional costs
    • Additional performances: $250/show (not including opening night)
    • $450 tech (per calendar week), $150/additional tech day
    • $2.25 service fee per ticket for box office from advertised ticket price
Rehearsals/Meetings

Our stage and dedicated rehearsal hall are perfect for theatrical rehearsals, classes, staff or board meetings, etc. Meeting tables, chairs and work lighting on the stage are provided. Times vary, please check schedule for availability.

Rehearsal Studio Rates
  • Not for profit rates: $14-18/hour
  • Commercial renters: $25-$35/hour. Call for details
  • Discounts available for multiple day rehearsals
Stage Studio Rates
  • Not for profit rates: $25/hour
  • Commercial renters: $35-$90/hour. Call for details.
Late/Off night
  • Contracted on a per-performance basis
  • In house box office services (on site, phone, web)
  • Building Access 30 minutes before performance until 30 minutes after
  • Performances take place on existing set and light plot
  • $30 per tech hour. 2 hours tech included.
Late Night (Fri/Sat after 10:30pm, Sundays varying)
  • Rental Plan A: Fixed rental
    • $200/performance for 501(c)(3) corporations, $250 other entities
    • $1.50/ticket fee for 501(c)(3), $2.50 other entities
  • Rental Plan B: Shared costs
    • 50% door
    • Guaranteed $110/performance minimum.
    • 4 performance minimum, no ticket service fee
Off-night (M-W/Sunday evenings/Saturday matinees)
  • $250/performance for 501(c)(3), $300/performance other entities
  • $2.00/ticket fee for 501(c)(3), $2.50/ticket other entities

Corporate presentations/gatherings: $125/hour

We can accommodate press and large gatherings (up to 99 people in the audience) in any one of our spaces. Host your next company-wide meeting or press event here. Rate includes projector rental, sound system, lectern, microphone, projection screen and stage and house lighting provided by our staff and an in-house technician to run your event smoothly. Catering tables available on request. One hour of planning and consultation complimentary.

Ground plans are now available on our public extranet, along with equipment inventory and rental items