Visiting the theatre and looking for parking?
The City of Des Plaines has several parking garages in the downtown area.
- Metropolitan Square Parking Garage (660 Metropolitan Way)
- Civic Center Parking Deck - Just north of Miner Street behind City Hall (606 Lee Street)
City Invests in Des Plaines Theatre
|“This is an exciting day for Des Plaines! I’m extremely proud of this theatre’s rebirth and appreciate the partnerships that made it happen – including our current and former elected officials, our community that we represent, Rivers Casino and Ron Onesti. A big thank you also goes to our extraordinary City team who worked behind the scenes for the last several years to bring this local gem (back) to life. I invite everyone from near and far to come for a show, and stay to eat, drink and discover Des Plaines.”
Des Plaines Mayor Andrew Goczkowski
The City Council made the decision to purchase the theatre for $1.3 million in 2018 after it sat vacant for many years. To make the project feasible, Rivers Casino agreed to provide financial support to assist with the property’s purchase and renovation. The City invested $6.7 million in the renovation. The City recognized that the theatre’s restoration could drive transformational downtown revitalization and economic development. The theatre is located in the heart of downtown Des Plaines across the street from the Metra Train station.
The theatre has the capacity for nearly 1,000. It includes two restaurants —Bourbon 'N Brass, a Speakeasy featuring a 1920s decor that reflects the Prohibition Era origins of the legendary venue, and Des Pizza, a wood-fired pizza and Rock ‘n Roll experience.