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Chicago Scenic Studios

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Address

1315 N. North Branch St.

Neighborhood

West Town

Description

Chicago Scenic Studios was established in 1978 as a design and fabrication studio serving Chicago’s emerging off-Loop theater community. Today, the company provides these services to a wide range of industries. Their work can be seen throughout Chicago: at institutions like the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Chicago Children’s Museum; on stage in the Lyric Opera's sets; in nearly all local television studios including the Big Ten Network and the Bears studio in Halas Hall; and in corporate visitors centers and themed environments including PepsiCo and 360 Chicago. The 160,000-square-foot facility on Goose Island houses a fabrication staff including stagecraft union members experienced in theater arts. The staff includes experts in carpentry, metalwork, sculpture, scenic painting, electrical/mechanical, interactive development and automation.