The Little Studio is a community rental space on the seventh floor (732) of the historic Fine Arts Building. It’s the ideal space for small companies or individual presenters needing a flexible room to staged readings, rehearsals, open mics, auditions, classes, comedy performances, and more.

Taking its name from the history of “little” groups throughout the Fine Arts Building’s history — including the weekly artists’ gathering, the Little Room; the avant-garde literary magazine, the Little Review; and the revolutionary theatre that launched Chicago’s storefront movement, the Chicago Little Theatre — the Little Studio is a multidisciplinary gathering space for experimentation and collaboration.

The Little Studio is available for licensing on a half-day (4 hour), full-day (8 hour), and weekly basis.

Does the Little Studio meet your needs? 

Begin by visiting the Little Studio FAQs page for answers to our commonly asked questions.


Little Studio Inquiries

Submit this form if you are interested in temporary, short-term rental of the Little Studio, our community rehearsal and workshop space. This studio is licensed at half-day, full-day, or weekly rates. Extended buyouts are possible.

Please submit your form only once and avoid submitting multiple forms regarding the same request. This can severely delay processing. Details or questions can be addressed in follow up correspondence. Replies to this form occur within 5 to 7 business days.


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The Little Studio is operated by Arts Entertainment LLC.