Visiting Chicago Street Theatre
We are so glad you'll be visiting Chicago Street Theatre. The main Schilke-Mullen-Miller Theatre has 125 seats and 2 front row couches; we have stadium seating so you can see the stage from any seat in the house. The Edith B. Wood Studio Theatre seats 40 patrons and is upstairs at Chicago Street Theatre. Keep in mind that we don't have an elevator (yet!), so guests will need to climb stairs to attend events in "Edie's Attic."
Curtain Times vary depending on the production or event so please check your tickets carefully. The house opens 1/2 hour prior to show time. If you are picking up tickets, please arrive 15 minutes prior to event start time.
Late Seating is at the discretion of the House Manager and Director. Arrival after a production has begun means you may not be seated until intermission. We do our absolute best to accommodate guests, but for the safety of the actors and audience, we cannot always seat you immediately when you arrive late for an event.
Content Advisory: Chicago Street Theatre does not publish broad content warnings about productions, as sensitivities vary from person to person. Some productions may not be suitable for young or sensitive viewers. Contact the Box Office with questions.
Dress Code: Just be yourself! We want you to feel comfortable while enjoying events at Chicago Street. As long as it is appropriate to wear in public, we welcome you in anything from jeans to formal wear. The theatres are kept cool; if you often feel chilly, consider bringing a sweater or light jacket.
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Directions and Parking
Located in downtown Valparaiso at 154 West Chicago Street, 2 blocks from Central Park Plaza. Free parking is available in 3 surface lots, all within 1 block of the theatre.
- Trinity Lutheran Lot (Available for most shows; please obey signage posted)
- City Lot Lafayette West
- City Lot Lafayette East
Chicago Street Theatre has a deep desire to share theatre with all members of our community! Please contact the box office with questions and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Parking: Directly in front of the building, there are designated accessible parking spaces on Chicago Street.
Building Entrance: The theatre’s main entrance on the west side of the building requires patrons to navigate three steps to enter the lobby. An alternative accessible entrance with a ramp is located on the east side of the building, near the corner of Chicago and Lafayette Streets, allowing patrons to access the main floor without the need to navigate any steps.
Restrooms: Patrons will find one unisex accessible restroom located in the lobby near the box office; there are also mens and women restrooms located on the east side of the building, main floor.
Main Stage Theatre Seating: The first row of seats is located on the same level as the lobby and accessible for patrons with wheelchairs or those who cannot climb stairs. The second row and beyond require climbing one or more steps, as the main auditorium is configured with stadium seating.
Edith B. Wood Studio Theatre: Located on the second floor of Chicago Street Theatre, patrons are required to climb a flight of stairs to reach to Wood Studio. Currently, the Studio is not wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience. In a continual effort to better assist our patrons, Chicago Street Theatre hopes to install an elevator in the future.