Strawdog's 30th season continues in our new home at 1802 West Berenice Avenue, in Chicago's North Center neighborhood.

Public Transit: take the brown line to the Irving Park Station and exit at the south end of the platform. This will put you on the south side of Irving Park Ave. Go east on Irving Park just ½ block and turn right on Ravenswood (staying on the west side of the Metra tracks) and walk south to Berenice. Our theatre will be on your right.

By Car: Take Lakeshore Drive and exit on Irving Park Ave. Continue west to turn left on Ravenswood Avenue (just west of the Metra tracks). Turn right on Berenice Avenue. Our theatre will be on your right. OR take I-94 and exit on Irving Park Ave. Go east on Irving Park, then turn right on Ravenswood Avenue.


Parking is available in the lot to the west of the theatre building, against the wall of the theatre. The parking lot is accessible via the alley, which you can access via Byron or Ravenswood. You cannot access the parking lot from Berenice Ave. There is non-permitted street parking on Ravenswood and Berenice Ave. Do not park in any spots labeled BLACK BEAR ACADEMY—they will tow!

Seating Policy

Seating is general admission. The house opens 15 minutes before show time.

Late Seating Policy

Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Not all Strawdog productions allow late seating. We recommend you arrive at the venue early to make sure you are able to attend the production.

Eat & Drink in North Center

Begyle Brewery
800 W Cuyler Ave | (773) 661-6963
Straightforward microbrewery & retailer teaming its craft beers with tours & more. Plus they're Strawdog's beer sponsor!

Brownstone Tavern
3937 N Lincoln Ave | (773) 528-3700
Spacious neighborhood sports bar featuring outdoor seating & a menu of upscale pub grub.

Big Bricks
3832 N Lincoln Ave | (773) 525-5022
Low-key pizzeria serving Chicago staples of beer, thin-crust pizza & BBQ pork with an upscale twist.

Orange Garden
1942 W Irving Park Rd | (773) 525-7479
Chinese mainstay for old-school Cantonese cooking in simple rooms with art & artifacts since 1932.

Purchasing Tickets

Strawdog Theatre company does not offer unsecured reservations. To purchase tickets click the online ticket link located in the production's description page.

Subscribers should reserve seats by emailing the box office at, mentioning the subscription and listing the desired date and number of seats. Board Night and Access subscriptions automatically reserve seats for the designated performances.

Strawdog Theatre company does offer group sales opportunities, see our group sales page for details.

Ticket Exchanges

There are no refunds or exchanges on non-Flex-Pass tickets. Flex-Pass Subscribers may exchange their tickets up to 5pm the day of your performance date for remaining performances of the same show.

If you misplace your online tickets, come to the box office window the night of your show and we will be able to verify your purchase online. If you lose a Flex-Pass, unfortunately they can not be replaced.

Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography