Otherworld Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, officially opened its new home on Saturday, July 14, at 3914 N. Clark, Chicago. Otherworld says this is the world’s first venue dedicated to the performance of science fiction and fantasy oriented theatre. The property — formerly home to the Live Bait and Public House theatres — houses a 120-seat mainstage, a 40-seat black box, a bar, and a lobby. The space was launched with a gala event on July 14 from 7 PM to midnight, where attendees enjoyed food, drink, entertainment, and a 2018/2019 season announcement. Tickets for the gala were $25.
“We are extremely proud to create a space that celebrates science fiction and fantasy performance and provide a community hub for fans of all stripes to explore their passions for these genres and express themselves in a safe and inviting environment. Whether you are mildly interested in science fiction and fantasy or a die-hard fan, we welcome you to Otherworld Theatre to enjoy these stories together,” says Schaefer.
Otherworld Theatre is one of the few theatre companies in the world dedicated to sci-fi and fantasy. All mainstage tickets are pay-what-you-can.