Theater Technical Specifications

Chicago is a leading business and cultural destination because of its outstanding and diverse music, food, art and theater productions. The rebirth of the Arie Crown Theater provides the city with a strong, central fixture in the theater community. Having recently undergone a $6.5 million renovation, the historic, 45-year-old theater is reclaiming its place as one of Chicago’s foremost performance spaces.

Read on for complete details of the improvements contributing to the Arie Crown’s new look, new feel and new flexibility.

Architecture and Acoustics

The Arie Crown Theater is a handsome, 4,249-seat proscenium arch theatre. The beautifully designed house includes acoustic masts and sails. Elegant box seating is located beneath the sails, producing a more intimate theater with dramatic acoustics. The entire facility is wheelchair accessible and compliant with all ADA requirements

The Arie Crown Theater is proud to be a member of the League of Historic American Theatres.

World Class Stage and Facilites

The proscenium opening is 90 feet wide by 40 feet high, with a stage depth of 58.4 feet. The Arie Crown Theater is equipped with excellent lighting. The spacious backstage area provides ample storage for scenery and props. The Arie Crown offers two (2) weather protected berths on the loading dock adjacent to the stage.

Generous cast and crew areas can be found backstage. Ten (10) dressing rooms are provided, as well as two (2) large rehearsal rooms, tech rooms, special storage areas and a “green room” for VIP and performers’ use.

Theater Technical Equipment

Arie Crown is equipped with lighting and sound systems. The proscenium opening is 90 feet wide by 40 feet high, with a stage depth of 58.4 feet. The backstage area provides ample storage for scenery and props. The Arie Crown offers two (2) weather protected berths on the loading dock adjacent to the stage. There are ten individual dressing rooms, two chorus rooms, two large rehearsal rooms, tech rooms, special storage areas and a “green room” for VIP and performers’ use.

Maximum Capacity
Main Floor 2,374 seats
Balcony 1,821 seats
Boxes 54 seats
Total 4,249 seats

Technical Specifications
The Arie Crown Theater is a fully equipped production theatre. Here is a list of technical specifications that provide everything you need to know when considering the Arie Crown for a concert, corporate meeting or stage production.

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If you have questions or would like further information about booking the Arie Crown Theater, please contact the administrative offices at (312) 791-6516.

Theater Contact Information

Mendy Medlin, Production Manager
312/567-8136
mmedlin@mccormickplace.com

John Baker, Technical Director
312/791-6054
jbaker@mccormickplace.com

Rory Rice, Business Office / Operations Manager
312/567-8139
rrice@mccormickplace.com

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2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

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