Thank you for choosing American Blues Theater! We want your experience to be as memorable as our productions. We’ve collected information to enhance your visit, such as directions and parking to the venue, neighborhood dining and hotels, box office information, and questions about accessibility.
American Blues Theater recently relocated to the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood at 2257 North Lincoln Avenue inside the Greenhouse Theater Center.
By car, take the Fullerton Avenue exits off of 1-94 or Lake Shore Drive.
By El: The Fullerton El is the closest train stop. It is accessible by the Red, Brown, and Purple lines.
By Bus: Lincoln Avenue (#11), Fullerton (#74) and Sedgwick/Ogden (#37) buses all stop near the theater.
Click on the CTA trip planner http://transitchicago.com/ for directions to the theater.
Parking for American Blues Theater’s patrons is available at the old Children’s Memorial Hospital Garage, located at 2316 N. Lincoln, ½ block south of Fullerton Ave. There is a street light that marks the open entrance to the garage. 100 free spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to the garage, there is metered parking along Lincoln Avenue and surrounding streets.
Lincoln Park is located directly adjacent to Chicago’s picturesque lakefront and just two miles north of downtown. The neighborhood offers a rich mix of restaurants, world-class theaters, renowned cultural institutions and, of course, an exceptional lakefront park.
To enhance your theater experience, we suggest dining at one of our favorite Lincoln Park’s restaurants! Try this amazing, award-winning European influenced bistro, Aquitaine. Winner of 2013 & 2012 Diners’ Choice on OpenTable.com. There is something for every patron’s palate and budget.
2012 Days Inn Property of the Year (>126 rooms); 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence–enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, on-site fitness room, upgraded bedding, business class rooms, valet parking; just 2 miles north of downtown Chicago the Days Inn Chicago is located in safe and exciting Lincoln Park surrounded by restaurants, boutiques, theaters; close to the park, Lincoln Park Zoo, Wrigley Field, Magnificent Mile, McCormick Place, Chicago Loop and Navy Pier.
Days Inn Chairman’s Award Property-All rooms have laptop safe, coffee maker, voice mail, duvet, in-room movies; business class rooms additionally have microwaves, refrigerator, iron, snack basket and guests get extra 30% Wyndham rewards points. Hotel is 100% non-smoking and ADA rooms are available.
Shuttle service by outside company Airport Express.
American Blues Theater is a professional theater producing in accordance with Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists of America, Local 829, AFL-CIO. American Blues is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG)-the nation organization for the American theatre, National New Play Network, Network of Ensemble Theatres, and the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce.
We are proud residents of the Greenhouse Theater Center and performs productions throughout theaters in the venue. We’re also proud members of the vibrant Ruth Page Center for the Arts performing arts community and Artist-in-Residence. An incubator of artistic energy and excellence, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts carries forward the vision of international dance icon Ruth Page to make dance accessible to everyone, as well as ensuring that children, dance, and performing artists have a place to study, work, and perform at the highest level of excellence.