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The perfect space for your next meeting or event

Host your event at iO

For your event, you want a venue as unique as you.

Whether you are planning your next conference, celebration, or team-building event, the iO Theater is the perfect one-stop shop, and a welcome break from a stuffy hotel conference room.

The iO Theater is the perfect backdrop for your next event including:

  • Corporate Events
  • Weddings
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Birthdays
  • Holiday Parties
  • Recitals and productions
  • Team Outings
  • 4 available theaters
  • 5 available studios/break-out rooms
  • In-house AV support, including microphones, projectors and screens, uplighting and a stage manager on site on the day of your event
  • In-house furniture including banquet rounds, high-tops and chairs
  • Five-hour rental, includes set-up and breakdown time
  • A historic Chicago comedy institution, showcasing world-famous Chicago improvisation legends
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Event Spaces

The Clybourn

The Weed

An intimate Cabaret theater with in-house AV and comfortable tables and chairs

75 seats

The Fremont

Our largest theater with built-in classroom and cabaret-style seating.

150 seated

The Dayton

An intimate Cabaret theater with in-house AV and comfortable tables and chairs

75 seats


The iO Theater has four available classrooms, outfitted with chairs and whiteboards

Capacities: 20 per classroom

The Patio

An enclosed and private but open-air space perfect for outdoor gatherings. Featuring string lights. šŸ™‚

200 standing
75 seated


Vintage furniture surrounded by updated lighting fixtures creates the ultimate cozy space. Perfect for your next company happy hour.

200 standing room


Can iO Theatre provide entertainment for our event?

Yes! We can create a custom show just for your team to enjoy after a long day of workshops or meetings. You can also book comics directly through iO for your event for emceeing purposes, reach out using the event inquiry form below to get started.

Where can I park?

Free streetĀ parkingĀ is available on the streets surrounding the theater, but is very limited. There are also lots and garages in the area! Here’s the info for those:
SpotHero Parking (Less than 1 minute walk)
S+PĀ ParkingĀ Garage (about a 3-minute walk):
SpotHero Parking Lot (1 minute walk):

What catering is available?

We have an in-house kitchen available for your event needs, and outside catering is available for an additional fee.

How do I load-in/load-out for my event?

Our loading dock is available for easy load-in/load-out. Address: 1501 N Kingsbury St

Are there time restrictions on my event?

Event rentals are typically five hours, including set-up and breakdown of your event, but additional event time can be made available. All events must end by 1 AM CST.

Is the building ADA Compliant?

Yes, the iO Theatre is ADA compliant

Do you require special event insurance?

Yes, we do require event insurance for any events booked onsite.

What is the capacity of the full venue? Do you offer a full venue buyout?

Full venue capacity is ~1000. Yes, pending availability we can offer a full venue buyout for your special event. Email Maureen atĀ mnolan@ioimprov.comĀ for more information.

Does iO provide any event extras?

Coat check, security, additional greeters, valet parking can all be arranged for you for additional fees