Daring Theatrical exploration.

“Everyone should see something at the Actors Gymnasium at least once. If only to remember the fluttery feeling of joy in your heart that only circus can invoke.” – Emma Couling, Newcity Stage

Now Playing

The Ghost in Gadsden's Garden

Through March 22
Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 4:30 & 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3 PM

"You'd be a fool to miss it." – Chicago Reader

Within the walls of an abandoned hilltop estate, the reclusive groundskeeper Gadsden keeps the garden marvelous and lush. He's happy to, as his love Vivian adores him for it. There's just one problem: Vivian is a ghost! When Kid, new to town, accepts a dare to find out what's really going on at the suspicious old mansion, Kid finds more than anyone could have imagined. Learn more →

Upcoming Productions

Spring Youth Circus

May 9, 10, 16, & 17
Saturdays: 4:30 & 7:30 PM
Sundays: 3 p.m.

This intensive performance experience for 5th graders and older pairs professional artists and youth performers to collaboratively create an original, new show.

Tickets and more information coming later this year.

Pro Training Showcase

June 6 at 7:30 PM and June 7 at 3 PM

A jaw-dropping, one-weekend-only capstone showcase of our nine month professional training program.

Tickets and more information coming later this year.

Summer INtensive Showcase

July 25 at 4:30 & 7:30 PM
July 26 at 1 & 4 PM

A variety show featuring the teens and adults in our six week summer intensive program.

Tickets and more information coming later this year.

Summer Camp Shows

Session 1: July 9 – 10 at 3 & 6 PM Session 2: August 6 – 7 at 3 & 6 PM

Each of our summer camps conclude with an original, professionally-produced production, featuring our campers and their amazing accomplishments.

Tickets and more information coming later this year.

Plan Your Visit

There is limited metered parking in the Noyes Cultural Center Parking lot. Please leave extra time for locating parking, as other events in the building can make parking more difficult. Parking in the lot (permit & metered spots) is free after 6PM. There is additional free parking on Ridge Street and and in the Civic Center Parking lot (approximately 2 blocks away). There is metered parking on Noyes Street.

We recommend taking public transit, if possible – we are steps from the Noyes Street Purple Line stop of the CTA.

Yes! Click here to learn more if you’re planning to attend with a group of 10 or more.

Our space has six rows of seats. Rows A and B are on the same level on the ground floor. Rows C-F on risers. Row F is bench style seating. Seats A 1-4 are our handicap accessible seats. Seat A 1 is on an aisle and all seats (A 1-4) are able to be moved if necessary.

Late seating for all productions will be at the discretion of the House Manager and will only be allowed at a time that is safe and appropriate for all audience members and performers. Please be advised that if you arrive late, you may be unable to sit in your ticketed seats or denied entry.

Photography and Video is prohibited unless with written permission. Please turn off phones before entering the venue.

All sales are final. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for your may be issued at the option of the management.

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