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Theater Wit

Address

1229 W. Belmont Ave.

Neighborhood

Lakeview

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 1:30pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Website

theaterwit.org

Description

Built in 1932 as a post office, with galloping horse insignia still visible on the facade, this building has been a hub of award-winning neighborhood theater since 1988, when the space was renovated as part of a joint effort between Chicago Filmmakers and Lookingglass Theatre to create a multi-disciplinary space. Bailiwick Repertory took over the space in 1993, and produced noteworth LGBTQIA+ programming there until 2007. Theater Wit, a founding member of the Belmont Theater District, took over and renovated the building into its current configuration in 2008, taking care to preserve original architectural elements while creating one of the best theatergoing experiences in Chicago. Theater Wit has received national recognition as a home for developing new work.

Visitor Experience

See original architectural details in the lobby and join a guided tour, offered every 20 minutes, to learn about Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler’s vision for Chicago neighborhood theater.

More Info

Part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre trail.

2019 Year of Chicago Theatre