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DIRECTIONS & PARKING

COVID-19 & RAVEN THEATRE:

More information on our requirements and our facilities can be found on our COVID-19 page.

Location and Directions:

Raven is located at 6157 North Clark Street, on the corner of Clark and Granville in Chicago. We are 15 minutes from the Edens Expressway (Peterson exit east) and 5 minutes from the north end of Lake Shore Drive.

Parking:

Free parking is available in our lot and is first come, first served. Enter the lot from northbound Clark Street. There is free, non-metered, parking on Granville, just east of the theatre. Ample street parking is also available on Clark.

RESTAURANTS:

Check out a number of great places in Edgewater to eat before and after a show:

Raven Restaurant Guide
Updated (2/17/22)

Public Transportation:

Public transportation is available on the #22 Clark Street bus (Exit at Granville) and the CTA Red Line (Exit at the Granville station, walk West on Granville to Clark Street). Click here to go to the CTA web site for train & bus schedules.

ACCESSIBILITY

We at Raven are committed to ensuring that every patron’s visit is comfortable and enjoyable. Please reach out to our box office and let us know how we can accommodate your visit, and we will make every effort to assist you.

Facilities: Raven Theatre is a single-story building. Our lobby doors are equipped with an automatic door opener, and there are no stairs or ramps needed to access the lobby, restrooms, or the front row of seating.

Service Animals: Raven Theatre welcomes service dogs. To reserve seating for a patron with a service dog, please call the box office and we will gladly assist you.

Seating: All shows are general admission seating. To reserve seating for low-mobility patrons, please call the box office and we will gladly assist you.

Audio: Complimentary assistive listening devices are available for each performance and can be checked out at the box office. Our assistive listening devices can be paired with either plug-in headphones or a neck loop.

Closed-Captions: Raven Theatre, in collaboration with Matt Bivins at Caption Point, is piloting an exciting new Closed-Captions feature for patrons. In the past, we have hosted one Open-Captions performance per production, displaying captions on a TV screen. For our upcoming production of The Luckiest, we will be offering Closed-Captions via small personal screens. We have a limited supply of Closed-Captions devices, so please call ahead or email to make your Closed-Captions reservation.

Touch Tour: We offer one guided touch-tour performance for each Raven production. The Touch Tour for The Luckiest will be hosted at 2pm on Sunday, May 29th.  Please call ahead or email to make your Touch Tour reservation.

Reservations for accessibility features can be made by emailing info@raventheatre.com or calling (773) 338-2177.

 

RAVEN THEATRE CONTENT ADVISORY 

OVERVIEW
Raven Theatre’s mission is to explore stories of today and the past that connect us to our cultural landscape, which can often include sensitive and challenging subject matter. We recognize that lived experiences are vast and varied, and each patron views our productions through a unique lens. While there is no way to anticipate every sensitivity, we prepare a general Content Advisory for each production to empower patrons in their viewing experience. Please note that some advisories may contain spoilers. Please also note that advisories may be subject to change based on the artistic vision/direction, but we will make every effort to update advisories to reflect the current production.  

Thematic Content will be available to patrons upon request by emailing info@raventheatre.com, calling our box office (773) 338-2177, or visiting will-call during the performance. Atmospheric Elements will be clearly posted on the event page and at the box office. 

If you would like more information, please contact:
Ellen Campbell, Audience Services Manager
ellen@raventheatre.com | (773) 338-2177   

PROCESS
Who informs Raven’s Content Advisory?
Raven’s Audience Services Manager, Production Manager, Managing Director, and Artistic Director all provide insight to the Content Advisory process. 

How is the Content Advisory created for each show?
When a show is selected for the season, our staff creates a show-specific Content Advisory based on the current version of the script. We identify all content that is noted in our Content Advisory Key. Once we identify the content, we determine if it is depicted (seen on stage), discussed (talked about by characters in the play), or is an atmospheric element (a physical/sensory element experienced inside the theatre). We also evaluate and note the prevalence of the content as Low [L], Medium [M], or High [H]. We update our Content Advisory throughout the rehearsal and preview process to reflect artistic and production choices beyond the script. After the press opening, the show is “locked in” (meaning no significant changes may be made to the performance for the remainder of the run). 

How do you decide what is “advisory-worthy”?
Our staff has curated a Content Advisory Key (listed below) which we use as a roadmap for creating each show’s Content Advisory. We developed our Key by reviewing industry standards and several fellow theatre companies’ Content Advisory practices. While we recognize that it is not possible to create a “complete” or “all-inclusive” Key, we want to ensure we are engaging in consistent consideration for potentially triggering content. 

Content Advisory Key

RATING: Low [L] Moderate [M] High [H]
DISCUSSION / DEPICTIONATMOSPHERIC
ProfanityHaze/Fog/Smoke
Derogatory SlursCigarette Smoke/Vape
*We will specify the use of herbal/tobacco-free cigarettes or tobacco-free vape/e-cigarettes.
Smoking
Cigarettes, Marijuana
*We will specify the use of herbal/tobacco-free cigarettes or tobacco-free vape/e-cigarettes.
Flashing lights
Alcohol ConsumptionGunshot
Drug Use
Heroin/Opiods, Cocaine
Loud Sounds
Sexual IntimacyBlackouts (complete darkness)
Nudity
Partial, Full
Incarceration
Terminal Illness
Pregnancy Trauma
Weapons
Gun (Non-Firing, Blanks), Knife
Blood
Death
Self-Harm, Suicide
Violence/Abuse
Emotional, Sexual, Physical
Animal Abuse
Mental Illness
Racism
Sexism
Transphobia
Homophobia
Fatphobia

Questions? Contact us at (773) 338-2177 or info@raventheatre.com