Rent ESS for Your Private Event
Looking for a unique place for a party, meeting or private performance? ESS' beautiful facility is available for event rental, including the Audible gallery, main studio and garden. If you’ve been to an ESS event like Vinosonic, an opening at Audible or a Sunday Solo concert, you’re familiar with the warm lighting of the welcoming indoor space, and the peaceful beauty of the garden—a secluded gem in the heart of the city.
The space accommodates nearly 100 people comfortably, and ESS can provide tables, chairs, kitchenette access, and parking. For additional fees, we can also provide additional services: music (of course!) – recorded, DJ’d, or live music from our contacts with some of Chicago’s finest musicians from every genre; assistance with setup and cleanup; and photo or video documentation. We are also pleased to put you in touch with some local food experts for special discounts on catering.
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BOOK YOUR EVENT IN THE MONTH OF MAY AND GET
YOUR RENTAL FEES*
*Some restrictions apply. Promotion does not apply to events booked prior to 5/8/2013. Events can take place any time we are available, but must be booked by May 31st, 2013 to qualify for the discount.
20 PEOPLE OR LESS;
INCLUDES ACCESS TO STUDIO A OR AUDIBLE GALLERY (WHEN AVAILABLE)
Without Engineer: $40/hr
With Engineer: $50/hr
To begin planning a larger event or party, to schedule a site-visit, or to get a quote please contact Events Coordinator Adam Vida at adam (at) experimentalsoundstudio (dot) org.
*Please note: renters must have single-event liability insurance, available inexpensively from your insurance agent.
Encompassing approximately 400 square feet, Audible Gallery features hardwood floors, charming exposed brick walls, and windows looking out on Ravenswood Ave. Panels lining the sides of the room are perfect for displaying artwork. There is a handicapped-accessible bathroom adjoining the gallery. Audible is the perfect room for a small gathering, reception, or meeting.
Studio A functions as the “live room” for the recording studio. It features hardwood floors, movable acoustic baffling, projection screen, and a baby grand piano. Folding tables and chairs are available to shape this extremely versatile 425-square-foot space.
Tucked away from the street, our garden offers a serene retreat from the noise of the city. With exposed ductwork, creeping ivy, cobbled paths, stone stairs and gravelled terraces, the garden is accessible from both floors of the building, and adjoins an alley-accessible parking area that can accomodate 2-3 vehicles—perfect for loading in and out.