With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, Mayne Stage features a lounge and performance space that reflects the unique and diverse history of Rogers Park. Mayne Stage can accommodate a variety of events in its 220-seat multipurpose entertainment venue.
The theater, on Morse Avenue at Wayne Avenue, opened as Morse Theater in 1912, a vaudeville and movie house house. In the 1930s, the facility was remodeled using an Art Deco theme and renamed the Co-Ed Theater because of its proximity to Loyola University. The Co-Ed closed in 1954, and from 1956 until 2008 the building served in various capacities from synagogue to a shoe repair store.
Now, with a recent multi-million dollar restoration and renovation project, the entertainment venue is poised to be a magnet for significant development in this north-side neighborhood.
With state-of-the-art audio and video systems, the venue offers space for weddings, studio recordings, rehearsals, educational programs, corporate events and private parties.
Previously Act One Pub, Empirical Brewery is now our neighbor! Located at 1330 West Morse Avenue.