Venue Rental

This historic theater has been an integral part of Chicago’s entertainment scene since it opened as the Lane Court vaudeville and movie theater in the 1920’s. In 1977 we transformed into Park West, one of Chicago’s best equipped multimedia concert and special event facilities. Flexibility combined with over 40 years’ experience, professional production and venue staffs and in-house A/V make Park West the ideal location for a social celebration, business presentation, fashion show, gala, benefit concert, awards ceremony, product launch etc.

Park West can hold up to 900 people for receptions and can comfortably seat groups of 100 to 700. The versatility of the space allows Park West to function as the perfect location for meetings requiring heavy AV, live entertainment, seated dinners, and dancing.

The 11,000 square-foot facility with 5 tiered levels, 2 balconies, 7 bars, and comfortable booths is both beautiful and practical in design.

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The Experience

Take a look at the energy your events could have at Park West

What’s So Special About Us?

Park West is an important part of Chicago history – the theater has been in this location for over 90 years, producing live performances and events for 40 years.

We’re one of Chicago’s best equipped multimedia facilities with A/V in house as well as an experienced, professional staff to operate sound, lights and video.

Our History
1925 – Opened as the Lane Court vaudeville theater
1935 – Converted to the Town Theater movie theater
1977 – Updated and transformed to the Park West night club and live performance venue

Great customer service
– Our event manager works with you on all your event details
– Event, production and security managers on-site during your event
– We work closely with you to help make your event a success from first contact through load out

Park West Special Events – Corporate

Park West Special Events – Social

Park West Theme Décor Examples

Floor Plans

Other customized floor plans are available. Please contact us for more information.


Theresa – Thank you again for all of your help this week. You and your team were wonderfully accommodating
–Lucasfilm Representative

Chicago Innovation Awards
I first attended an event at Park West shortly after it opened — a couple days after. No event since then could compare with the success of the nominee reception on Monday for hospitality, ease of movement and professionalism of the staff. You minted a gold standard.
Thank you.
–Dan Miller, Co-Founder

I wanted to convey our thanks to you and your team for making the Chicago Innovation Awards’ Nominee Reception such a success. We have been receiving scores of positive comments about the entire evening.
–Tom Kuczmarski, Co-Founder

Chicago Ideas Week
i just wanted to say thank you…for everything. You make my job so easy…and our events great. i think you guys are great…so thanks! please put us down for next year if the venue is available!
–Carrie Kennedy, Executive Producer

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum
You have an awesome venue and an even better staff.
–Lisa Vinciquerra, Production Manager

Paulette Wolf Events & Entertainment, Inc.
I just wanted to reach out and say “Thank You So Much” for everything. You guys handled every crazy request and last minute change that we threw at you and did it all with a smile which made the overall experience great as always!
–Jodi Wolf, Owner

Easter Seals
Everyone at the office is still RAVING about the event! Thank you for making it all possible!

CAA Sports | CAA Premium Experience
I can’t begin to thank you enough for all of your efforts in the perfect execution of the Ludacris event. Not only was everything done the way I envisioned it, but it was such a pleasure working with each and every one of you. From the beginning of booking the venue, through the planning process, up until the very end of the event, your dedication and focus to detail was above and beyond that of any venue I have ever worked with.

-Roxanne Suder


Located in scenic Lincoln Park, a few blocks from Lake Michigan, and just minutes from downtown Chicago. Park West is surrounded by numerous hotels, exciting night life, retail stores, and a fabulous park with Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

– Just north of Chicago’s “Loop”
– 1/4 mile from the Lincoln Park Zoo
– 3/4 mile from Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
– Just minutes from Water Tower Place and other prime Michigan Avenue shopping, Public Hotel,
The Drake, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Park Hyatt, Peninsula and W Hotel
– Short drive from McCormick Place

A/V Capabilities

Park West’s audio/video system is one of the most impressive in the business meeting and special events industry, offering power and versatility. Two video projectors output to two retractable 12′ x 16′ screens in addition to 18 LCD monitors that make any presentation spectacular. The concert quality sound system and the superior acoustic design of the facility have made Park West the favorite concert spot for Chicago’s most discriminating music fans. Combined with over fifty LED, moving and conventional lights, your presentation has the power and vitality that no other facility can offer.


2 Panasonic PT-DZ 6700 Widescreen format HD projectors. 1080p x 6000 lumens
2 12′ x 16′ Stewart Film Screens – retractable, house left & right
12 42″ LG 42lb4d LCD monitors house left & right
2 37″ LG 37lb4d LCD monitors
4 32″ LG 32lc7d LCD monitors in lobby
1 15” LCD Preview Monitor at Stage Right
1 20” LCD Preview Monitor at Video Tech Area

1x Sanyo BD-C5500 Blu-ray Disc Player
1x Sony DVP-NKS725P CD/DVD Player
1x Samsung DVD-VR 330 DVD Player

Dell Studio Tower, 20″ LCD, Vista Home Premium 64 bit, PowerPoint 2007

Routing / Patching
Iris Technologies Video Commander
Extron 12×8 Crosspoint Series Switcher
7x Trunk Lines – run from video control room to various locations in house
House P.A.

Front of House
Capable of producing over 120db at mix position, but the house limit is 104db at FOH
Console: Midas Heritage 1000 44mono, 4 stereo-10 aux ( 2 stereo ), 10 subgroups and VCA’s and 8 Matrix, with redundant power supply
EQ: Klark Teknik DN 360B
Compressors: (2) Drawmer DL241 dual compressor (3) dbx 1046 Quad comp
Gate: (2) dbx1074 Quad gate
Effects: (1) Lexicon PCM 91 (1) SPX 990. (1) T.C. Electronics M-One XL (1) T.C. Electronics D-2.Eventide Eclipse.

Outboard Gear
Clear Com: (1) Master Controller. (1 chan.) (10) Remote Packs 501/CC60
CD Players: (1) Marantz PMD 330 (1) Sony CDP CE 275 (5 disk)
Wireless: (3) Shure UR4D 2 Channel Receivers (1) UA845 Antenna Distribution System

House Crossover
(2) XTA DP448 (4×8)
(2) [Back-up] EV MT 4 way processor

House Power
(7) Lab Gruppen C48
(4) Lab Gruppen C28

House Speakers
(6) Electro Voice – MTH 4
(6) Electro Voice – MTL 4

House Snake
Whirlwind 56 x 8 Concert Series Trans. Split (w/ 25’ of slack @ F.O.H. Position [Pin 2 HOT])
(3) Sub Snakes 16-20 chan. (4 w/ returns)

Center & Balcony Fills
Mono Bi-amped, (stereo available) @ stage L and R, controlled from 1 aux sends at FOH
(4) EAW JF10
(1) Ashley 2-channel EQ

We have a full Shure mic package with over 75 various mics including (6) channels of wireless with (6) handheld SM58s, (6) WL183 Lavaliers and (2) MX153 Headsets.

Direct Boxes
(2) Missing Link ADI
(2) Missing Link PDI
(6) Countryman 85 FET DI
(4) Whirlwind Director PDI
(1) Whirlwind 4 Channel Director
(1) Helpinstill 3-way piano pickup

(19) Tall Straights with 16 Booms
(5) Short Booms
(9) LP Claws
(1) Short tripod with Boom 5 Tall tripod with Booms
(4) Shure SM 98 clamps
(10) Music Stands & (op. Lights)

Avid Venue Profile w/Mix Rack & VenuePack 3 Plugins (12 Mixes available)

12 Mixes
(1) KlarkTechnik DN 360b (30 band, 2 channel)

(11) Adamson M12 Monitor Wedges
(1) Adamson Sx18 Drum Fill Speaker
(2) Adamson Sx18 Side Fill Speakers
(3) XTA DP448 DSP Crossovers (4in x 8out)
(3) Lab Gruppen C48:4 Power Amplifiers
(2) Lab Gruppen C16:4 Power Amplifiers
(1) Lab Gruppen C28:4 Power Amplifier
More mixes and drives are available with adequate notice

House Lighting System

Avolites Pearl Expert Pro with Touch Wing and accessible via closed wifi network

(7) Elation DP-640B 6 channel packs

(24) Elation LED Arena Pars
(21) Source 4 Lekos
(2) Source 4 Pars
(2) Satellite 575 Watt HMI Follow Spotlights

Intelligent Lights
10x Elation Platinum Spot Pro 15Rs
(6) High End Technobeams

DF-50 Hazer
(8) 4×8 Decks
(2) 4×6 Decks
Legs: 8″, 16″, 26″, 36″