Stage 773 seeks “to embody the vibrant spirit of Chicago off-loop theatre as a multi-theatre performing arts venue,” providing rehearsal and performance space as a nurturing environment to help actors, directors, designers, writers and other artists reach their full potential. The theater is determined to remain true to its storefront roots, offering quality shows at low ticket prices. Among the companies that perform here are Porchlight Music Theatre, the Griffin Theatre Company, and Emergence Dance Chicago.
Stage 773 Information
- Venue: This venue has three theaters, which have been used by hundreds of artists and theater companies, in addition to Stage 773’s own productions
- Public Transportation: Good (Belmont stop)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Stage 773 produces new musicals through a variety of programs, so the performance schedule varies considerably
- Ticket Prices: Generally $10–$15; discounts available for children and groups (10 or more)
- Sketch Comedy Festival: Every year, Stage 773 brings more than 100 of the best local, national, and international sketch comedy troupes together for a two-week celebration of all things sketch. The entire theatre is dedicated to the festival, with more than 120 separate performances – up to 24 a day.