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The iO Theater
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  • Service unavailable Takeout
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  • Service available Patio


1501 N. Kingsbury Ave., Chicago IL 60642

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iO Theater is one of the country’s premier comedy theaters and a launching pad for some of America’s most promising comedic talents. Since 1981, The iO Theater has been the foundational institution dedicated to the development of long-form improvisational theater; we’ve helped launch the careers of countless comedians and actors like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mike Meyers, and Jason Sudeikis (just to name a few).

Through this collaborative artform, iO seeks to create a community that makes space and creates new pathways and entry points for performers of all backgrounds and abilities. iO is open Wednesday-Sunday at 6 pm and hosts 40 shows a week.

In addition to our standard programming, we offer custom entertainment options like private shows, team team-building workshops. With four theaters, five classrooms, a large event space, and an in-house bar and kitchen, the iO Theater is the perfect backdrop for your next event.

Health and Safety

Masks Provided

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Motorcoach ParkingOn-site

Average Visit/Tour Length2-3 hours

Team Building Programs

Team Building Activities Offered

Maximum Group Number1000

Group Discounts Available

Miles from O'Hare Airport4.0

Miles from Midway Airport6.0

Miles from Navy Pier3.0

Miles from McCormick Place4.0

Miles from Downtown2.0




American Express

Late Night



Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Restaurant(s) On-site


ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary

Self-Parking AvailableOn-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Number of Restaurants On-site

Hours of OperationGeneral Hours:nWednesday - Sunday 6pm-2amnnEvent venue is available to rent any day of the week.


Buy-out Max Capacity500

Number of Meeting Rooms8

Largest Room, Theater Capacity150

Largest Room, Classroom Capacity20

Largest Room, Ceiling Height20.0

Largest Room, Max Capacity150

Largest Room, Square Footage3000

Off-Site Catering Allowed

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style400

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)700

Max Capacity, Classroom Style100

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)250

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Video Conferencing Available

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space5000

Max Venue Capacity1000

Private Meeting Space Available

Permanent Stage

Private Dining Available

Group Menu

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert)$$ = $15 - $24


Box Lunches Available


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