Theater/Studio Rental

  • • For theater and studio rental inquiries, please contact Katie Matteson Campana (Resource Coordinator) at or 312-337-6543 x1013. 


    The Ruth Page Center for the Arts is located just steps from Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s shopping, dining and cultural mecca. The historic 1927 building in which the Center resides sits on a lovely tree-lined street in the heart of the Gold Coast.

    The Ruth Page Theater

    Housed within this historic building is a 218-seat black box theater, a wonderfully intimate and flexible setting for theater and dance performances that offers excellent acoustics and sightlines. The theater is supported by a reception area, concession area in lower level lounge, photographic display area and Box office.  Through The Ruth Page Center’s Subsidized Theater Rental Program, an average of 30 different dance and small theater companies present a varied and exciting collection of performances year-round.  The Center’s activities annually impact over 40,000 people.

    Theater Seating: 218 seats

    Stage size: 34 feet deep by 50 feet wide (without curtains)

    Includes: Cyc, scrim, black drapes, minimum light plot and sound system.

    Technical sheets: technical riderrepertory lighting plot, channel hookup and instrument schedule, sound information

    Parking: Please click here to view “Planning Your Visit” which details parking options for your patrons.

    Theater Rental Rates:

    Subsidized Theater Rental Program for Not-for-Profit Arts Organizations

    • $1000 per performance (includes 10 hours tech time)
    • Additional Performances are offered at discounted rates (includes 2 hours tech time)
    • Additional Technical hours - $50 per hour

    Non-Subsidized Theater Rental Program

    • $1,800 per performance (includes 10 hours tech time)
    • Each additional performance - $1,600 per performance (includes 2 hours tech time)
    • Additional Technical hours - $100 per hour

    Security Deposit: - $500 for theater
    Optional fees:

    Wireless Microphone Rental: $30 per week
    Projector rental: $30 per week


    Dance Studios

    As a premiere destination for dance in Chicago, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts features four well-lit, spacious and welcoming dance studios.  The studios are used by the Center’s Artist In-Residence companies such as DanceWorks Chicago, Hedwig Dances, CDI/Concert Dance Inc as well as Ruth Page School of Dance.  Each of the four studios are equipped with sprung floors covered with marley, an ipod/CD player system and a grand or upright piano, and are perfect for dance rehearsals, auditions and informal showings.

    Larry Long Studio – Largest studio located on the third floor of the building
    Dimensions: 55' 1" x 38' 4" 

    Studio II – Second largest studio located on the third floor of the building
    Dimensions: 56'2" x 25' 9" 

    Studio IV – located on the fourth floor of the building
    Dimensions: 53' x 22' 8"

    Studio LL – located in the lower level of the building
    Dimensions: Actual (62' 8" x 21'), but because of piano 54' 8" x 21'

    Studio Rental Rates:

    Subsidized Studio Rental Program for Not-for-Profit Arts Organization's Rehearsals
    • $35.00 per hour - In State / $50.00 per hour - Out of State

    Non-Subsidized Studio Rental Program
    • $55 per hour - Studio I
    • $50 per hour - Studio II
    • $45 per hour - Studio IV & Studio LL


  • I saw Ameba's [now Aerial Dance Chicago] ‘Time Flies’ here over the weekend, and the theater is really gorgeous – very comfy and great sight lines. Can’t wait to see another show here!