Venue Rental at the Copernicus Center in Chicago

Our venue rental options offer reasonable rates, on-site parking, and we welcome outside catering. View our client recommended list of Chicago caterers.

With a variety of room choices or room combinations, the Copernicus Center can facilitate weddings, banquets, private parties, meetings, concerts, theatre performances, conferences, or seminars.

From modern to classic, we are home to the most special Chicago venue rentals!

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Theater Venue Rental

Built in the 1930’s, our theater is the sole surviving venue with atmospheric-styling of all Chicago theaters. It is accented by classic red theater seats and a breathtaking blue ceiling which resembles a star-filled sky. You will benefit from a large “thrust” stage, TWO (2) dressing rooms, side screens, large movie screen & projectors and state of the art sound and lighting systems. Amenities required by large events are easily available. The Lobby area features TWO (2) bars, seating, and restrooms. Patrons enjoy easy access via the Kennedy, CTA, or METRA.  

Venue Rental Uses: Concerts, Theatre, Cabarets, Movies, Graduations, Seminars, Dance Performances, Pageants, Competitions

Capacity: 1,852 seats – 1,378 seats on the floor and 474 seats in the balcony

Other: Two dressing rooms and stage restroom + onsite parking  

  The Lobby is as classic and beautiful as the historic theater and is suitable for a wide range of events. It’s unique structure allows for creative placements of tables and chairs. The 1920’s Grand Staircase adds to the impressive and classical feel of the lobby. This space also features 2 full bars and restrooms. Whether you need a seated event or standing room, this space can be transformed for your next event.

Venue Rental Uses:  Meetings, Wedding Events, Fashion Shows, Photo Shoots, Parties, Office Parties or Corporate Events, Workshops, Expos

Capacity:  350

Other: Spiral staircase connects to upper lobby area, Chandeliers, Two Full Bars – both with unique wood styling, Coat Check. Adjacent “wing” plan allows for segregated event purposes.

  The Annex is a new, modern addition to the Copernicus Center, boasting a loft look with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and a natural wood beam ceiling spotted with skylights. The space is equipped with a bar, restrooms, coat check, sound system, internet/wifi and catering kitchen. This space can be configured in a number of ways – providing a cocktail area, dining area, and various seating arraignments which can include a dance floor. The Annex is accessible via a separate entrance off Lawrence Avenue (handicap accessible). Contact us for your next banquet, wedding reception, meeting, seminar, small concert, party, and other events.

Venue Rental Uses:  Weddings, Banquets, Corporate Events, Parties, Networking Events, Cozy Theatre, Smaller Concerts, Seminars, Recitals

Capacity: 282

Other: Full Bar, Coat Check, Separate Street Entrance 

King’s Hall
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King's Hall Venue Rental

  King’s Hall provides a classic feel with its European styled curved ceiling, wood molding and antique fixtures. The space is furnished with internet/wifi, dance floor, coat room, bar and private kitchen. Tables, chairs, podium, PA system and other equipment are available upon request. King’s Hall is located on the 3rd floor and accessible via stairs or elevator. King’s Hall is a perfect space for meetings, seminars, conferences, parties and small weddings.

Venue Rental Uses: Meetings, Wedding Events, Parties, Art shows, Corporate Events, Workshops, Seminars

Capacity:  254

Other: Full Bar in adjoining room, Kitchen adjacent through the bar area, 2nd floor with elevator access. Restrooms down the hall. 

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Classroom Venue Rental


Description:  The TWO (2) classrooms are furnished with tables, chairs, dry-erase boards, instructional materials and live-streaming capability. Classrooms are located on the 2nd floor and accessible via stairs or elevator. Restrooms are located just down the hall. The classroom are ideal for your next corporate event, educational seminar, or virtual live-streamed event.

Venue Rental Uses: Meetings, Seminars, Classes, Small kid’s parties, Project rooms, Corporate Event break-out rooms.

Capacity:  30 

Other: Dry Erase Boards, A/V cart or Screen available 

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Copernicus Foundation supports our community and other nonprofits. Underwriting assistance may be requested by submitting the proper underwriting documentation for consideration by our underwriting committee.

Please Note: No booking is guaranteed until a signed contract and deposit are received.

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