There are two parking lots adjacent to the Athenaeum Theatre. These parking lots use a Pay-and-Display system: $2 per hour, or $6 maximum until midnight. 

Metered street parking is available on Southport Ave and Lincoln Ave, and there is free, unrestricted street parking in the area west of Southport Ave.

Arriving at the theatre early is your best bet to get a good parking spot!



The Athenaeum Theatre is located at 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657.

The nearest CTA "L" station is the Brown Line at Wellington Ave. After exiting the station, walk 4 blocks West to Southport Ave, then turn left (South). The Athenaeum Theatre will be on your right, just South of St. Alphonsus' Church.

Travel along Lake Shore Drive to Belmont Ave. Exit at Belmont Ave and travel 1 mile west to Southport, then turn left. 

DRIVING from the North/Northwest on 90/94 EAST
Take I-90/94 EAST to California Ave. Exit the expressway at California Ave, turn right onto California, then left (East) onto Diversey Pkwy. Travel 14 blocks East on Diversey, then turn left onto Southport Ave and travel 2 blocks. The Athenaeum Theatre will be on your left at 2936 N Southport Ave.

DRIVING from the South on 90/94 WEST
Take I-90/94 WEST to Armitage Ave. As you exit the expressway, turn right on Armitage Ave, and travel approximately 1/4 block to Ashland Ave. Turn left onto Ashland Ave and travel 10 blocks North to Wellington Ave. Turn Right on Wellington Ave and go 2 blocks East to Southport. Turn right on Southport and you'll find the theatre on your right, just South of St. Alphonsus' Church.

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