Your Source for Rehearsal Studio, Scenic-Build & Prop/Costume Rental Needs!

Scene Shop Rental

Porchlight Music Theatre’s spacious lower-level scene shop (with easy loading-dock access and freight elevator) is able to accommodate two simultaneous builds and offers a robust inventory of equipment. With a roomy, free parking lot, Porchlight is the shop choice for dozens of local theatre companies. Pricing is $50/day or $350/week. For more information on shop rental, please contact Majel Cuza at

All renters are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI) with Porchlight Music Theatre listed as the additional insured.

Studio Rental

Three second-floor rehearsal studios of various sizes, each with loads of natural light and amenities. For more information on rentals, please contact Majel Cuza at

South Grace Ronvik Rehearsal Studio – approx. 1600 sq. ft. studio with roomy seating area – $25/hour

East  – approx. 1100 sq. ft. studio – $18/hour

West  – approx 900 sq. ft. studio – $15/hour

SPECIAL AUDITION BOOKING RATE!  For $25/hour, you get both the East and West rooms — one for holding and one for auditions. Check out our studio amenities below!

Studio Amenities
    • Free parking – in the adjacent lot or on the street
    • Loading dock with freight elevator access to second floor
    • Common-use, gender-neutral bathrooms off the main second-floor hallway
    • Water coolers (in the hallway)
    • Independently controlled heat and air conditioning in each room
    • Piano, if requested
    • Chairs and folding tables (please advise if you’ll need more than 10 chairs in a room)
    • Audio system with plug in for 3.5mm male (both ends) cable in each room (bring your own adapter cord if needed)

South Studio:  

    • Bamboo wood floor
    • Full wall of mirrors
    • Seating area with sofas, chairs and dining tables
    • Full-sized fridge, coffee maker, microwave

East Studio:

    • Masonite dance floor
    • Mobile mirrors
    • Mini fridge, coffee maker, microwave

West Studio:  

    • Masonite dance floor
    • Mobile mirrors
    • Mini fridge, coffee maker

Notes: If you are a single/partial day renter with times outside of normal business hours (10am-6pm), a facilities coordinator may be required to be on-site during your time here and is billed at $20/hour + 1 hour of setup/cleanup time. When booking the audition package, your holding room may be a shared waiting room with another company.

Prop/Costume Rental

Porchlight has a sizeable stock of props and costumes, including some full or partial packages from previous productions. Email us with a specific request!

For more information on prop and costume rentals, please contact Majel Cuza at

Previous and Current Renters

About Face Theatre
Agency Theatre
American Blues Theatre
American Eagle Productions
Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Babes with Blades
Bailiwick Chicago
Big Noise
BoHo Theatre
Chicago Commercial Collective
Chimera Ensemble
Definition Theatre Company
DimeStore Films
DMT Entertainment & Events
Drury Lane
Emerald City Children’s Theatre
Entertainment Events
Family Bridges
First Floor Theatre
Haven Theatre Company
International Voices Project
Ka-Tet Theatre
Kaplan University
Kokandy Productions
Lady Jack Entertainment
Lake Country Playhouse
Lake Forest Theatre
Leo Burnett Worldwide
Little Theatre on the Square
Livewire Theatre Company
Locked Door Productions
Mercury Theatre
Palace Theatre
Promethean Theatre
Raven Theatre
Red Horse Theatre
Redmink Productions
Refuge Theatre Project
Route 66 Theatre Company
Sideshow Theatre
Starkid Productions
Stone Hearth Theatre
The House Theatre of Chicago
Theatre at the Center
Theatre Seven of Chicago
Theatre Wit
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
TimberLake Playhouse
TimeLine Theatre Company
Urumban Productions
Walkabout Theatre