Mercury Theater

Theater Wrigleyville
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Mercury Theater
The Mercury Theater

This onetime nickelodeon reopened as a 292-seat live theater in 1996. After suffering a stroke in 2010, former owner Michael Cullen sold the Mercury to a group of investors led by former Porchlight Music Theatre artistic director L. Walter Stearns, who reportedly plans to produce original shows at the Mercury in addition to offering the theater for rentals.


Venue name: Mercury Theater
Address: 3745 N Southport Ave

Cross street: between Waveland Ave and Grace St
Transport: Bus: 22, 80, 152.
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  • Musicals Until Sunday May 28 2017

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4.7 / 5

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Jeff D

It's a wonderful neighborhood theater with high-quality, Jeff-nominated and award-winning productions.

Lynne W

The Mercury Theater is a lovely mid sized theater in the heart of Lakeview that produces fabulous shows. The director, Walter Stearns and the Music Director, Eugene Dizon are extremely talented. Every show I've seen there (and I've seen many) are great productions. There's also a great neighborhood restaurant attached to the theater called Grassroots. Dinner and Theater here is a wonderful night out.

Frank L

Not a bad seat in the house. The seats themselves are comfortable and roomy enough for a big man.

Jamie C

I love the professionalism of the shows. I feel like I'm seeing a NY Broadway production. Every seat in the house has a great view. Walter and Eugene are wonderful hosts and we always look forward to seeing them too! You have done a wonderful job with the theater!!