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).