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Newport Theater

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Newport Theater

Phone: 773-270-3440
956 W Newport Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60657

Step up the stairs and into Wrigleyville’s hidden gem: The Newport Theater.

The Newport Theater is a 125-seat independent theater located in the heart of the Wrigleyville neighborhood in Chicago, IL. The Newport Theater hosts artist-produced burlesque, drag, comedy, and variety events.

From its origins as the original Links Hall performance space to its evolution as an improv/comedy theater, this intimate theater has featured many voices over the years. The Newport strives to continue this legacy by featuring a diversity of voices, perspectives, and attitudes while steadfastly providing exceptional entertainment.

Our facility includes a 20’X13′ mirrored dance studio/activity room and offer a variety of classes/programming in addition to private rentals.

In the age of Covid, The Newport has shifted to trying to provide resources for artists to help create digital content, including Newport Studio, a multi-camera video editing/production service with same-day edited footage provided to artists through the use of Sling Studio. Additionally, in December of 2020, The Newport Theater unveiled the Newport Virtual Venue (created by QueerCoded).

Upcoming Shows at This Theater:

Bye Bye Liver

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Dec 3, 2021

Chicago's longest running drinking game show that features unique drinking games, sketch comedy, and more in a speakeasy-style bar!

Raks Inferno

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Dec 10, 2021

Celebrate the holiday season with an intimate circus cabaret featuring artists who have performed around the world!

About the Author:

Melissa Schmitz is a marketing strategist, actor, director, playwright, and script consultant who has worked for theaters in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii. She consults with small companies to refresh and simplify their branding and social strategy. Her ideal weekend includes cupcakes and seeing at least two plays, maybe four. She also writes about theater, food, and travel. You can find her on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/melissa-schmitz/.