Greenhouse Theater Center
Greenhouse Theater Center
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  • RJK_Chicago
    Deerfield, Illinois627 contributions
    Theatre in the City
    We have been here before, this time was even more memorable in this theatre as we saw the premier of the English spoken version of a Bulgarian play entitled ‘Sunday Evening.’ It was a wonderful play and skillfully acted and directed. The location on Lincoln Avenue is pleasant. There is inexpensive parking either on the street or in a parking garage (ParkWhiz), and nice locations for dinner.
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 10, 2020
  • John F
    75 contributions
    The venue has plays for all tastes
    We have been here multiple times. The box office handles 3-4 separate theatres. Productions are usually very good. Seating in the theatres is roomy and basically no bad seating. There is a bar adjacent to the box office which is nice for waiting and enjoying a refreshment. Parking is street pay to park and can be challenging on a weekend. Dress is casual. No coat room available.
    Written January 31, 2020
  • Gina M
    Chicago, Illinois152 contributions
    Saw Private Peaceful. Amazing!
    A group of us saw the one man play, Private Peaceful. It was absolutely amazing. Highly highly recommend it!! The theater was very comfortable & everyone was extremely pleasant! My first time there, but I’ll definitely look for another play to see there.
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 3, 2018
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Blackprose
Ontario, Canada9 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Husband and I saw "the roast" and the little theatre had 60 seats but I swear there were only 15 of us in there but still those actors put on the show for us. I was laughing, I was crying. I knew this would be one of those stories that toed the line and wow. We loved our experience here. Felt like a true Chicago theater experience for us out of towners. Will definitely check out what they are doing next time we're in town
Written August 6, 2019
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Elyse B
25 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
My friends took me to see a one man show entitled "The Happiest Place on Earth". I loved the little theater (and the Vietnamese restaurant down the street). The show was well written and acted. The theater was small and intimate. The sound, lighting, etc. was perfect. What a treat!
Written October 12, 2016
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Lynn M
Houston, TX2,516 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Small, intimate, comfortable theatre. Checkin easy, masks required. Very nice staff. Bar up front and a small lounge seating area. You can take your drinks in the theatre. (They are renting the space, so mind your manners by being tidy.)

We saw Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. The play was HYSTERICAL. I laughed so hard and often. The actor who played the gay man was so funny!! (I wish I knew his name, but his picture was not on the program with the other two actors. He was very Nathan Lane like.

The female actor, Shawn Nightingale, was very good. She made me think of some of the earlier female cast on Saturday Night Live.

The play was about one hour and 20 minutes, but felt longer in a very good way. The audience was laughing all the time. They do pull people from the audience, and there is audience engagement, so the improv by the Nathan Lane like character is exceptional. Not just anyone can pull that off.

I would definitely go see a play here again if we come back to Chicago.
Written June 25, 2022
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Tesla nurses
4 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
What a delightful play! A great message everyone could benefit from. Great music Beautiful costuming.
Written November 14, 2019
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343calvinb
Lynwood39 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This show case and performance was outstanding I greatly appreciate the atmosphere and electrifying vibe of greenhouse theater it’s by all means a great place to go with the family on any day. One of Chicago must to do list for everybody that patrons the Windy City around and abroad! Once again I give a special thank to the cast , writer Leonard house and Director Runako Jahi 👏🏾
Written May 5, 2019
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Sue Grace
Asheville, NC547 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
When coming from Wisconsin to visit Chicago, the city parking is always terrible. I mean dreadful, but the one place I go back to time and time again is the greenhouse theater Center because it is so utterly fabulous. The space is well-maintained on obviously a theater style budget, but the bar is always open, the staff friendly and helpful; and the theater delightful amazing and thought-provoking. Cannot wait to go back.
Written April 14, 2019
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Maguyokohama2012
Sao Paulo, SP334 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
This theater is cozy. I saw Arcadia ( Tom Stoppard), albeit the play was a little complex, the actors were amazing and the closeness to the stage is very nice to “feel” the play. Very good quality of the sound. Very English play and place. Close to the Fullerton metro station and nice bars/ pubs and little places to eat in Lincoln Avenue. Recommend it.
Written November 30, 2018
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Weidspeed
Chicago, IL118 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Saw Truman and the Birth of Israel, but this is a review of the theater, not the play. Greenhouse Theater offers an intimate setting, with clear viewing, and strong audience connection.

Greenhouse Theater isn't fancy and the multiple stages mean multiple productions can run simultaneously. I love the ability to walk to the theater, dine nearby, and see a well-acted production.

I would likely have rated this a 5, but my theater-expert spouse, who has headed theater production at a large high school for over a decade and attends dozens of plays a year, may have influenced me to bring down my score a bit. OK, not super fancy production, had to improvise scenes to fit the stage, but didn't bother me as much as her.
Written October 27, 2018
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csemrad
Chicago, IL133 contributions
Sep 2018
This conveniently located theater allows the audience to be up close to the stage and the actors. While not the most modern, they have a great refreshment bar and the space is clean and cozy. If you want a true theater experience, choose the Greenhouse Theater.
Written October 2, 2018
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Illinoisnow
Illinois294 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
I had been here once before, some years ago. Nice small theater, good service. Restroom situation is OK. Two theaters, small one upstairs. Prices are reasonable
Written September 19, 2018
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