Plan Your Visit
Directions & Transportation
Piccolo Theatre's office and rehearsal studio are located at 939 Hinman Ave, inside the Parish House of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
Performance Locations for the 2016/2017 Season
The Memory of Water and Private Eyes will be performed at Piven Theatre Workshop, located at 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL inside the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. There is a parking lot and some street parking available.
The Snow Queen , The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, and Reading Series will be performed at Piccolo Theatre, located at 939 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL inside the Parish House. There is street parking available (meters shut off after 6p, and are inactive on Sundays.
The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is handicap accessible.
Transportation to Piccolo Theatre, 939 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL
Metra: Union Pacific North (UP-N) Line to Kenosha - Main St, Evanston. Metra rail schedules are available at www.metrarail.com.
CTA Train: Purple Line to Linden - Main St, Evanston. CTA train schedules are available at www.transitchicago.com.
Transportation to Piven Theatre, 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL
CTA Train: Purple Line to Linden - Noyes St, Evanston. CTA train schedules are available at www.transitchicago.com.
Where is Piccolo Theatre located?
Piccolo Theatre's office and rehearsal space are now located inside the Parish House at St. Luke's Episcopal Church
939 Hinman Ave
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Our Mailing Address is PO Box 6013, Evanston, IL 60204
Can I buy a ticket for the Metra at the station? Why/Why not?
Nope - because this Metra station has no Metra operator, ticket agent, or kiosk on-site. We promise you can purchase your Metra tickets on the train at no extra charge, and you can totally find a Metra schedule here. We are no longer located inside the Main Street Metra Station.
Can I buy a ticket for the Purple Line at the station? Why/Why not?
Nope - because the Metra Station and the CTA Station are two separate transportation entities. You can purchase your CTA tickets from the Ventra machines at the CTA station located at 836 Chicago, Ave, Evanston, IL.
Are you a movie theatre? Why/Why not?
Nope - because we're a non-profit arts organization whose mission has nothing to do with film. We reccommend you seek help from Yelp!
How come I can't buy show tickets at the theatre?
You can - the physical box office opens 1 hour prior to the scheduled show times. As we are an itinerant theatre company, our performance locations may change until we can find a permanent performance home. Refer to the show pages for more information. If you would like to purchase your tickets in advance, please call the Box Office Hotline at (847) 424-0089, Tuesday-Friday 10a-5p, or purchase them online.
How come you're not like other theatres?
........................... Sure, well, because we're a singular organization with a different operating budget, staff, and programming; because if we operated like other theatres (like, the 500+ or so in the Chicagoland area) we would not stand out; and because our mission is about exploring and sharing comedy, which we believe in more than anything else. It is because we are unlike other theatres that we've survived and thrived since 2001. Short answer - because we're just not.
Where should I eat before the show?
We highly reccommend that you definitely go here.
What age is appropriate for the show? Should I bring my small child?
That is up to you. If we feel the subject matter or text of our productions merits recommending an age specification, we will include that on our show pages for each season. We have had guests in the audience as young as 2 for our holiday Panto, and 7 for The Mystery of Irma Vep. For other shows, we suggest ages 3 and above, unless otherwise designated. We are always happy to speak with you about each production and its content before you arrive - give us a call or send an email. Put it this way - our Managing Director's father is an Orthodox Priest and attends every Piccolo production because it's just good fun. Not that Piccoloness is next to Godliness, but we're not producing Quentin Tarantino films or reality TV.
Is there wheelchair-accessible seating available?
Yes, we have a limited amount of wheelchair-accessible seating. Patrons who are unable to transfer to a regular theatre seat should contact the Box Office Hotline (847-424-0089) to ensure availability of accessible seating. Arrangements must be made prior to arrival at the theatre. House Management cannot guarantee wheelchair-accessible seating without prior notification.
What is your box office policy?
- Phone Orders - At the time of order, all tickets must be paid for in full by credit card. No refunds.
- Online Orders - At the time of order, all tickets must be paid for in full by credit card. No reservations, holds or refunds.
- Student Rates
- Student rates are valid for all shows. Student ID must be presented in order to receive the Student Rate. Without a Student ID, full price must be paid.
- You may only call to reserve the day of your desred performance. If you choose not to arrive, there are no refunds.
- Piccolo Theatre does not refund tickets.
- All exchanges are subject to availability.
- Season Subscribers receive unlimited exchanges, free of charge.
- Single Ticket buyers, with 48 hours notice, must pay an exchange fee of $3 per ticket.