The S.P.A.C.E (Society for the Preservation of Art & Culture in Evanston)
provides a flexible creative canvas for the community. Serving as an
ideal venue for music, dance, visual arts, theater, and literary arts,
the versatile 3,000 square foot area offers exceptional sight lines and
sound. The rustic urban décor is highlighted by the wood floor, made
from the original timbers of an East Coast barn, as well as vaulted
ceilings and exposed brick walls. With collapsible tables and chairs
and portable staging and technologically advanced video and audio
recording equipment, the S.P.A.C.E is versatile as well as stylish. By
combining flexibility with functionality, it’s a venue that could
easily be used for hosting a business meeting by day and showcasing an
up-and-coming band by night.
Booking information for SPACE
We request that all booking inquiries go through Sonic Bids,
and that phone calls and unannounced visits be used only as a very last
resort. If you're not setup on Sonic Bids, please send audio samples
and information to email@example.com We promise we'll review your music, but please be patient as our list of submissions is currently quite lengthy.
Where is SPACE?
at 1245 Chicago Ave, on the south east corner of the Dempster-Chicago
intersection. We're easily accessible by public transportation, just a
block east of the Dempster St purple line "el" stop. You'll enter
through the same entrance as Union Pizzeria, and find SPACE signs just
inside the door.
How old do I need to be to attend a show at SPACE?
SPACE we're trying to be as inclusive as possible, and that means all
ages are welcome here. If there is excessive crying or drooling, we may
ask you to take a lap. Otherwise, come on down.
Is there food available during the show?
a fabulous restaurant called Union Pizzeria that's in the same building
and they will be glad to bake a pie for you to bring back.
for everyone. Alcoholic beverages are available to those of age (we
card pretty hard) and we've got a nice selection of non-alcoholic
Is there parking at SPACE?
inside the Club itself (though it was an automobile dealership at one
time). There is plenty of on-street parking along Dempster Street and
Chicago Avenue, and a free municipal garage right across the street
Are there chairs?
are chairs with arms and without arms, though all of them have legs,
and we have pretty little cocktail tables and sometimes a nice couch or
two...If it's a really popular show all bets are off and we'll try to
stuff in as many people as the fire marshall will allow. PURCHASING
ADVANCE TICKETS DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT. Some of our more lively
shows will not have any seating at all, as the artists request that the
audience be standing. More times than not seating is offered on a
first-come first-served basis. Once all seating is full, standing room
will be available. No refunds will be offered, so arrive early to
ensure your seating.
Can I use a credit card to pay for tickets and drinks?
like cash better, but if you buy tickets online you can use credit
cards. Credit cards are accepted at the bar, but may not be used to
purchase tickets at the door.
How can I buy advanced tickets?
I live down the street, can't I just come in and buy them in person?
know it's a bummer, but we don't have a physical box office or anyone
here to sell you a ticket in person. We do make advance tickets a
smidge cheaper, to help soften the blow of the ticket fees you'll pay
to buy tickets online.
How do I know if a show is sold out?
a show is completely sold out, we'll post it on this website. If the
website doesn't say the show is sold out, count on us having tickets
available for purchase at the door starting half an hour before the
Can I reserve a table?
It's much cooler but it does cost more. You'll see the option available
on the ticketing page of the event, if table seating is available.
+ 250 person capacity
+ Flex seating for cabaret, theater, standing room
+ 42'x48', approximately 2,000 sq ft
+ 24'x8' stage
+ No "obstructed view"
+ Bag End speakers
+ High-quality stage lighting
+ SHURE mics
+ Live recording of every show
+ Complete backline available
+ State of the art recording studio
+ Lounge, green rooms, bar
+ Fully catered food and bar
+ Multi-tiered promotional effort
+ Stylish rustic-urban decor