Performance Space

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! is playing at 5627 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago 60659.  Located in the West Ridge neighborhood, it is north of Lincoln Square and south of Peterson Ave.


PARKING – free parking available on Lincoln Ave and some surrounding side streets, such as Talman and Bryn Mawr.  Parking in our lot is unreserved, subject to availability. Patrons needing accommodations should contact or (773) 654-3103.

“EL” TRAIN – the Brown Line’s Western stop is 1.4 miles from the theater.

BUS – #11 Lincoln Avenue stop is 150 feet from the theater (Lincoln Ave & Bryn Mawr).

BICYCLE – There’s a Divvy station across the street at Budlong Woods Public Library. In addition we have bicycle racks directly outside our building.


Savanna Restaurant
Milo’s Pita

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Administrative office (until Dec 31, 2023)

Send all mail to 4809 N. Ravenwood Ave, Suite 221, Chicago 60640 through December 31, 2023.



Land Acknowledgment
American Blues Theater sits on the original homelands of the Council of Three Fires ( Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa). We gratefully acknowledge the Native Peoples on whose ancestral homelands we gather, as well as the diverse and vibrant Native communities who make their home here today. We specifically acknowledge the contribution of Kitihawa of the Potawatomi in fostering the community that has become Chicago and her husband, the son of an enslaved African woman who was regarded as the first non-Indigenous settler, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable. Today, Chicago is home to one of the largest urban American Indian communities in the United States and the country’s oldest urban-based Native membership community center, the American Indian Center Chicago (AIC).

Digital Space Acknowledgment
To create art in a new digital format, we use equipment and high-speed internet not available in many Native communities. This technology, which has now become central to our daily lives, leaves a significant footprint and contributes to changing climates that disproportionately affect Native People. As we make use of this digital format, it is imperative that we recognize the land, regardless of our geographical location. It is land once occupied and inhabited by hundreds of Native People.

To learn more about land acknowledgments, visit
The digital space acknowledgment is inspired by the work of producer & artist Adrianne Wong. Learn more here.

American Blues Theater offers American Indian Center Chicago complimentary tickets, free training for theater, and invitations to use our space. For more information, please call (773) 654-3103.




Phone: (773) 654-3103
Daily: 12noon - 8pm
Online Tickets: Available 24/7
You can purchase tickets online, by phone, or in person at our rental venue 1hr before the show.
Contact us to make special requests.


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