Outdoor Mainstage Venue
Situated on the sloping lawn next to the lovely Portiuncula Chapel, First Folio’s outdoor mainstage is the perfect venue for Shakespeare under the stars. It’s just a short walk down a paved path from the public parking lots to the hill facing our large raised stage. The gates open at 6:45 PM, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy a picnic before our 8:15 start time. Sit close to the stage and enjoy the clarity of our excellent sound system. Not only will you see some of the best Chicago-area actors on our stage, you may also enjoy local wildlife, such as hawks, owls, deer, swifts and foxes. Biweekly mosquito abatement is conducted to insure your comfort, and free repellent is offered at the site. Our well-lit Portapotties are cleaned often to ensure a comfortable and pleasant experience! Our concession stand carries bottled water, soda and pre-packaged snacks, such as cookies, chips and candy bars.
Unlimited lawn seating – bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket, or rent ours for $2 each at our concession stand.