Come to Porchlight for your rehearsal, special event, scenic-build & Prop/Costume Rental Needs!

Porchlight Music Theatre offers its spacious and fitted-out scene shop (with easy loading-dock access), three rehearsal studios, and ample prop/costume stock for rent!

Each studio has its own new HVAC system, an audio system for simple playback, and a piano if needed. Choose between:

South Studio – 1600 Sq. ft.- $20/hour for multi-day rental $25/hour for single/partial day rental

East Studio – 1200 Sq. ft.- $18/hour

West Studio – 900 Sq. Ft. – $15/hour

If you are a single/partial day renter with times outside of normal business hours, a facilities coordinator is required to be on site during the duration of your time here and is billed at $15/hour + 1 hour of setup/cleanup time.

For more information on rentals, and information on our Audition Package Rate, please contact Facilities Manager Johnnie Schleyer at

Organizations that have used our services include:


About Face Theatre
American Blues Theatre Company
American Eagle Productions
Arts & Business Council of Chicago
Bailiwick Chicago
BoHo Theatre
Chicago Commercial Collective
Definition Theatre Company
DMT Entertainment & Events
Emerald City Children’s Theatre
Entertainment Events
Haven Theatre Company
The House Theatre of Chicago
International Voices Project
Ka-Tet Theatre
Kaplan University
Kokandy Productions
Lake Country Playhouse
Leo Burnett Worldwide
Livewire Theatre Company
Route 66 Theatre Company
Starkid Productions
Theatre at the Center
Theatre Seven of Chicago
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre