Where is the Little Studio located?

The Fine Arts Building’s Little Studio is located in studio 732, on the 7th floor of 410 S Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s south loop.


For what purpose is the Little Studio typically used?

Available for rehearsals, workshops, audition hosting, classes, open mics, or other small events, the Fine Arts Building’s Little Studio is a unique and historic facility that can accommodate the short term needs of your company or production.

Is the Little Studio equipped with audio playback or wifi?

Yes, Wi-Fi and audio playback are available in the Little Studio.


Is there a rehearsal piano onsite that can be used?

No, the Little Studio does not have a rehearsal piano. If you require a piano, please consider our Annex rehearsal spaces. Rehearsal pianos are only available in the Annex’s Studio B and C. The other rental spaces are not equipped with pianos, and the piano cannot be moved to other spaces.


Are tables, chairs, or music stands available?

The Fine Arts Building has a limited quantity of tables, chairs, and music stands that can be reserved with your rental, pending availability.


How large is the space?

  Length Width Ceiling  SF Door
Entry Door 2′ 8″ 7′ 4”
Little Studio 47′ 6″ 17′ 7” 10′ 8” 820 2′ 8″ x 7′ 4″
Entry Hall 10′ 2” 4′ 6″ 10′ 6” 46 2′ 8″ x 7′ 4″
Foyer 10′ 9” 8′ 4″ 10′ 6” 49
Green Room 10′ 3″ 7′ 2″  10′ 9” 74 2′ x 6′ 6″


Are there other amenities of the facility?

There is one single occupant restroom available in the Little Studio, accessible via one step up, and one single stall restroom available directly outside the studio space on the 7th floor. Additional large restrooms, washer/dryer ($1.50 each), and showers are available on the 5th floor of the building. Many single stall restrooms are located on floors 4 through 10.

During winter months our studio spaces are equipped with forced radiator heat. There is also a wall-mounted air conditioning unit within the Little Studio.


Is alcohol allowed?

The distribution or consumption of alcohol is not permitted in our rehearsal space area.

How is the Little Studio licensed?

Licensing can occur on a half-day (4 hour), full-day (8 hour), or weekly basis. Extended buyouts of the Little Studio are also possible.

Rehearsal licenses last for a maximum duration of four months (16 weeks) and are renewable quarterly. For example, a license that begins in January will expire in April. To continue beyond April, a new license would need to be issued beginning in May.


What are the standard license rates?

Time Half day (4 hours) Full day (8 hours) Weekly
License Rate $160.00 $280.00 $1,200.00


What are the Non-Equity Company / Small Organization license rates?

Time Half day (4 hours) Full day (8 hours) Weekly
License Rate $100.00 $175.00 $550.00

Weekly: Between 5-7 consecutive days (e.g. Monday – Sunday).


How long can a hold be placed in the calendar?

Inquirers have 10 business days to confirm use of the space. After submitting the rehearsal inquiry form and indicating that a license is desired, a temporary hold is placed into the master calendar for the requested dates. If the requested dates are not available, you will be notified.

After 10 days, all holds are automatically released and made available to other potential renters.


What form of payment is accepted?

Currently we are able to accept payment through check or credit card. Credit card payments incur a 3.5% fee, plus fifteen cents. For example,  a total for a license of $100.00 paid with credit card would be $103.65.

Payment details will be included with confirmed license information. Payment for rehearsal space must be collected in-full, no fewer than 7 days before license begins.


Are there other considerations before licensing?

Yes. Before you begin the process of submitting your licensing form, it may be helpful to know that licensees are required to purchase personal liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.00 through the term of a license and any renewal period. Licensees must also name Fine Arts LLC, Arts Entertainment LLC, and Berger Realty Group LLC as additional insured thereunder.

Is the Little Studio accessible by wheelchair?

All spaces within the Little Studio is accessible by wheelchair, with the exception of the restroom, which requires one step up to access. The nearest accessible restroom is on the sixth floor, which can be reached by elevator.


What other accessibility information is available?

The Little Studio is located on the 7th floor of the Fine Arts Building, and is able to be reached by either elevator or stair.

A single stall restroom is located directly outside the Little Studio. There is also a restroom within the Little Studio, which has one step up at its entrance.

Within the Little Studio space, doorways and entrances are flat. The entrance to the Little Studio is a door which is 2′ 8″ at its narrowest and leads through a hallway which is 4′ 6″ at its narrowest.

I am ready! What are the steps and the process?

  1. Complete the Little Studio rental form on the rental page here.
  2. Ensure that your dates, times, and rental request information is correct before submitting the form. All required fields should be accurate before submitting your inquiry. You will not be able to resubmit or edit a form that is already in process.
  3. Please do not submit multiple forms regarding the same request; this is very important. Multiple submissions can severely delay processing as the information will have to be manually sorted and merged into a single file. This can add time to your overall inquiry and may delay communications from our offices. Details can be addressed in follow up correspondence from our office.
  4. Our rental representative will contact you via the email address you provided in your form submission. We will get back to your initial inquiry within 5 to 7 business days. Please ensure that responses do not land in your spam or junk folders.
  5. After our rental representative confirms availability, your inquiry will be moved into the licensing process. At this time, you will receive a digital copy of the Fine Arts Building Licensing agreement, complete with our terms and conditions and the applicable licensing fee. In order to secure your rental, this form should be returned as soon as possible. Licenses that are not returned within 7 days of receipt become null in our system.


The Fine Arts Building looks forward to meeting your rental requirements and welcomes you to our historic space.

Begin Your Rental Inquiry Here