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The Athenaeum Theatre

Directions and Parking

Public Transportation

The closest CTA train stop is the Brown Line at Wellington Ave. The theatre is four blocks west on Southport.


From Lake Shore Drive
  1. Exit Lake Shore Drive at Belmonet Ave.
  2. Travel 1 mile west to Southport
  3. Turn left (south) onto Southport and go 2 blocks to 2936 N. Southport
From The North or Northwest
  1. Take Interstate 90/94 EAST to California Ave
  2. As you exit the expressway, you must turn RIGHT on California Ave.
  3. Travel 1/4 of a block on on California Ave. then turn left on Diversey Pkwy.
  4. Travel 14 blocks to Southport and turn left
From The South
  1. Take Interstate 90/94 WEST to Armitage Ave.
  2. Right on Armitage, go 1/4 of a block to Ashland Ave.
  3. Turn left on Ashland and travel 10 blocks north to Wellington Ave.
  4. Turn right on Wellington and travel 2 blocks east to Southport
  5. Turn right on Southport
From The West
  1. Take either Interstate 290 or Interstate 55 EAST to Lake Shore Drive or Interstate 90/94
  2. If you are taking Lake Shore Drive, see "Lake Shore Drive" instructions
  3. If you are taking Interstate 90/94, see "South" instructions


There is a small parking lot behind the Athenaeum Theatre, which is shared with St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Enter this parking lot on Oakdale St.

There is a second parking lot on the corner of Southport Ave. and Oakdale St. Enter this parking lot on Southport Ave.


Many of the restaurants near the Athenaeum Theatre offer great deals on food and drinks. Your ticket is good for discounts on the day of the show.
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