Merit School of Music

Merit School of Music

West Loop


38 S. Peoria St., Chicago IL 60607

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Merit School of Music and the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center can help you hit just the right note
for your event, performance or meeting. Our versatile West Loop building offers a wide range of
space rental options to accommodate performances, rehearsals, receptions, lectures, meetings
and other events, as well as small rooms designed for musical rehearsal for small groups or
practice for individuals.

Gottlieb Hall provides a stunning setting for musical/stage performances, lectures, recordings,
auditions – any event where stellar acoustics are important to the success of your event.
Designed especially for classical acoustic chamber music, the hall seats up to 350 people with
options for using Merit’s facilities crew and house managers, and includes access to backstage
storage areas, green room and a Steinway D piano.

Foreman Hall and Polk Bros. Hall are ideal for smaller events (90 – 130), and deliver high sound
quality for recitals, rehearsals, lectures, meetings and other events, with conference phones and
A/V available. Smaller rehearsal, meeting and practice rooms are available to accommodate
groups of 1 – 30.

All events held at Merit enjoy the benefit of visibility and signage in the front lobby and the
support of Merit, ensuring a welcoming and helpful environment for your guests. Merit is a short
distance from downtown suburban commuter stations and CTA trains and buses, making it a
convenient destination for anyone in the Chicago metro area.

Visit to complete a rental inquiry application. To
request a tour of our facility, or for more information on rates and availability, please contact
our Facilities Manager at or call 312.676.3686.

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