Award Ceremony

Park West, Chicago’s Historic Theater & Event Space

Park West is an iconic Chicago theater space, originally opened as the Lane Court vaudeville and movie theater in 1916, and eventually transformed into a live concert/entertainment and special event facility in 1977.

Park West’s versatile 11,000-square-foot facility features 5 tiered levels, a balcony, 7 bars and comfortable movable/removable booth seating.  Twenty-five foot ceiling height in the theater with unobstructed views of the stage.  Existing concert-quality sound system and theatrical lighting and a stage that can be extended if necessary with in-house decks.

We can accommodate up to 900 guests for receptions, and can comfortably seat groups of 100 to 700.  Our flexible space is ideal for:

Corporate Receptions

Social Celebrations

Benefit/Gala Events

Promotional Events

Speeches/Presentations/Award Ceremonies

Fashion-Focused Events

Film Screenings

Public Performances

We provide:

  1. Floor plan set-up and clean up
  2. Security and production staff
  3. All beverage service and staffing

Food service is available through one of our preferred caterers

Lucasfilm
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!
-Elsa

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

  • Total Capacity of Venue

    900 max - 250 banquet seating with dance floor - 300 banquet seating no dance floor

  • Private or Semi Private Space Available

    Use is exclusive – one event at a time, but all in one space


  • Our most Important Target Market is?

    Corporate events & Corporate Meetings in addition to those listed above

  • We are most proud of our ability to?

    Listen, prepare and then adjust when necessary, with a sense of appropriate urgency

  • We are famous with customers for our ability to?

    Personalize and produce

  • Unlike our competition, we offer customers?

    A/V sound lighting, video projection and professional production staff in house
    40 years’ experience in special events, and concerts
    Intimate space that’s versatile
    Multipurpose stage (musical entertainment, performance, runway fashion)
    Exclusive use

  • We would like our customers to tell their friends that we provide the best?

    Customer service

  • Our company enhances customer lives by offering?

    Experience and versatility

  • Awards/Achievements

    Crain’s Chicago Business, “Best Event Spaces”
    Chicago Reader and Time Out Chicago best place to see a show
    International Entertainment Buyer Association Corporate Buyer of the Year 2017

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Park West, Chicago’s Historic Theater & Event Space

322 W. Armitage
Chicago, ILLINOIS 60614 

Neighborhood: Lincoln Park Chicago
Capacity: 900 max - 250 banquet seating with dance floor - 300 banquet seating no dance floor


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