Thalia Hall is an elegant theater venue located in Chicago, IL. Established in 1892, this location was modeled after the Prague State Opera House. Originally used as a public neighborhood meeting hall, this historic venue is now available to rent for community events and performances.
Thalia Hall boasts an opulence that sets it apart from traditional theaters. The space is characterized by its wood interior and horseshoe-shaped lofted seating area. Ornate ceilings and decorative moldings contribute to the venue’s artsy ambience. Spanning over 5,000 square feet, this area can be configured into your desired layout for standing events, performances, and seated meals. The theater can be decorated to your liking with items such as flower arches and string lights for a romantic atmosphere.
The staff at Thalia Hall welcome a wide range of events, including weddings, holiday parties, galas, performances, and more. The venue offers a range of amenities such as two fully stocked bars, state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, and even valet parking. With curated drink packages, guests can enjoy a selection of wine, beer, spirits, and classic craft cocktails.
Thalia Hall was founded by local visionary John Dusek. For several decades, the hall served as a public meeting and entertainment space. In 1915, the venue was used to draft a bill that proposed Czechoslovakia statehood. The theater was granted historical landmark status in 1985 and has since been restored to its original charm. Now, the theater exists to bring the community together to enjoy artistic events and private celebrations.