Venue Rental

Edlis Neeson Theater and Kanter Meeting Center


A view of the Edlis Neeson Theater from the stage © MCA Chicago


Kanter Meeting Center set up for a small presentation © MCA Chicago

Edlis Neeson Theater

The state-of-the-art Edlis Neeson Theater is a perfect location for annual meetings, award ceremonies, private performances, product launches, and film premieres. The 300-seat, wheelchair-accessible space features elegant oak-paneled walls and tiered seating, ensuring that everyone has the best seat in the house. The adjacent Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Education Center Lobby is also available for private receptions before or after your theater event.


$3,000 (4 hours)


The facility provides 296 seats and 4 wheelchair-designated areas. There are 14 rows with two side aisles and no center aisle.

A motorized projection screen provides a projection surface of 30 feet wide and 23 feet high. The screen is located at an intermediate stage depth, so that good sight lines are available from front row seats.

Stage dimensions

Width of opening: 52 ft. (15.8 m)
Total depth: 34 ft. (10.3 m)
Wing space (each side): 13 ft. (3.9 m)
Stage height: 36 in. above the floor level of the first row of seats

Rental includes basic audiovisual and lighting package. Stage/Technical Information

Kanter Meeting Center

The Kanter Meeting Center, which complements the Edlis Neeson Theater and the Education Center lobby, is specially designed to host smaller groups for a variety of events—from simple meetings to formal multimedia presentations.


$500 (up to 4 hours)
$750 (4–8 hours)


1,200 square feet
Capacity: 100 standing/60 seated
Equipped with overhead projector