Make it a night out!
Idle Muse Theater Company's current home is the Edge Off-Broadway space located in The Edge Theater in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago:
The Edge Off-Broadway
1133 W. Catalpa Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Taking the train?
Bryn Mawr Red Line stop: Walk west to N Broadway and turn left onto N Broadway. Walk just over a block to the theater.
Berwyn Red Line stop: Walk west to N Broadway and turn right onto N Broadway. Walk just under 2 blocks to the theater.
Taking the bus?
36 Broadway: Running North and South, the theater is right off of the Broadway & Catalpa stops.
84 Bryn Mawr: Running East and West, the Bryn Mawr & Broadway stop is about 4 minutes away from the theater.
136, 147, 151: Running North and South, you can take these buses to the Sheridan & Catalpa stop- about 6 minutes from the theater!
Visit the CTA/RTA website to check for track work, station closures and bus re-routing.
Riding Your Bike
What to do with your bike: There's a sturdy Edgewater bike rack right in front of the the theater! After you lock up your bike and come in, we will happily check your helmet and any bags during the show/event!
Riding a Divvy Bike? The nearest Divvy Bike stations are at Ridge & Bryn Mawr and Berwyn & Broadway- each about 4 minutes walking distance from The Edge Theater!
There is metered parking along Broadway at a rate of $2/ hour with a 2-hour maximum time limit. As an alternative to directly feeding the meter, you can use the ParkChicago app for iOS and Android to pay and refill your parking meter from your phone.
There is neighborhood parking if no metered parking is available.
The Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago is an exciting cultural center and home to an active nightlife! Here are some area recommendations from Idle Muse for dinner or a drink before or after the show:
6120 N Broadway St - 773.338.6100
5739 N Ravenswood Ave - 773.561.7433
FRANCESCA'S BRYN MAWR
1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave - 773.506.9261
5400 N Clark St - 773.784.6969
RAS DASHEN ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT
5846 N Broadway St - 773.506.9601
MAS ALLA DEL SOL
5400 N Clark St - 773.654-1900
PETE'S PIZZERIA AND BAKEHOUSE
1100 W Granville Ave - 773.262.4040
THE PUMPING COMPANY
6157 N Broadway St - 773.465.9500
1475 W Balmoral Ave - 773.334.7168
1401 W Devon Ave - 773.465.9801
Idle Muse Theatre Company participates in the Edgewater Theatre District Passport
Explore Edgewater’s incredible theatre scene with the Theatre District Passport. Just like a coffee shop punch card, the Theatre District Passport can be stamped each time you see a play, and after 5 stamps the 6th play will be free! The Theatre District Passport program is only valid with participating locations. Participating Theatres are designated above with an asterisk *.
How the Passport Works:
Pick up your Edgewater Theatre District Passport. You’ll find them at participating theatres, the Chamber of Commerce, and other businesses and organizations in the neighborhood.
Purchase tickets to a show at a participating theatre. It’s always a good idea to purchase in advance – the word is spreading about the high quality shows in Edgewater. They’re selling out!
Have your Passport stamped every time you see a play at a participating theatre.
Once you’ve collected 5 stamps, your 6th ticket will be free! Contact the theatre directly to reserve your free tickets – it’s that easy!
Grab your next passport, and start exploring!