TimeLine Theatre is located at 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago, near the corner of Wellington and Broadway, inside the Wellington Avenue Church building. The theatre entrance is adjacent to the church’s main entrance, through a small courtyard.
Before and after your visit, we invite you to enjoy the wide variety of restaurants and other shops within walking distance of the theatre, in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Lakeview East neighborhood!
Seating Capacity: 99
Directions and Parking
You can use the link at right to obtain detailed Google Map directions from your location, or use these general instructions:
From the Northern and Northwest Suburbs
Take the Kennedy Expressway (90-94) and exit at Kimball. Turn right and go immediately into the left lane. Turn left at the first light (Belmont Avenue). Take Belmont east to Clark Street. Turn right onto Clark Street, proceed south to Wellington Avenue. Turn left onto Wellington Avenue.
From the Loop
Take Lake Shore Drive north. Exit at Belmont and go west about three blocks to Halsted Street. Turn left onto Halsted. Go south to Wellington Avenue. Turn left onto Wellington Avenue.
From the Southern Suburbs
Take the Kennedy Expressway (90-94) and exit at Armitage. Turn right on Armitage (East) and head east to Ashland Avenue. Turn left on Ashland and proceed north to Diversey Parkway. Turn right on Diversey and proceed east to Halsted Street. Turn left onto Halsted. Proceed north on Halsted to Wellington Avenue. Turn right onto Wellington.
CTA Red Line trains
Exit at Belmont stop. Walk one block east to Clark Street. Turn right on Clark and proceed south two blocks to Wellington Avenue. Turn left onto Wellington.
CTA Brown and Purple Line trains
Exit at Wellington stop. Turn right out of the station and walk east approximately 3 blocks.
CTA bus routes
#36 (Broadway); #8 (Halsted), #22 (Clark) and #151 (Sheridan) stop at Wellington.
Lakeview East is a densely populated residential and business neighborhood. Street and metered parking is available but very limited. Note some streets are zoned for resident parking only. Currently, it is best to look on the side streets east of Broadway for free, non-permit parking.
Metered parking on Broadway, Clark and selected side streets is generally in effect from 8am – 10pm and costs $2 per hour for up to 2 hours at a time. Check individual meters to confirm details. For greater convenience while attending a performance, we recommend trying the ParkChicago app, which allows you to refill a meter remotely via your mobile device.
Please allow ample extra time if you are looking for street parking.
Discounted with validation
TimeLine is pleased to partner with Standard Parking to provide discounted parking for up to 6 hours, with validation obtained from the TimeLine Box Office, at these two garages:
Broadway at Surf Public Parking (P2 on map)
2846 N. Broadway
Self-park lot located about 1.5 blocks south of TimeLine, this public roof-top lot is well-lit with elevators. Closes at midnight. Price with validation (up to 6 hours) is $8
NOTE: The Broadway at Surf lot closes at midnight. Please ensure you remove your car before that time to avoid any inconvenience.
Century Shopping Plaza Parking (P3 on map)
2836 N. Clark
Self-park lot located about 2 blocks southwest of TimeLine, this public garage next to the Landmark Century Centre complex has several floors of parking. Open 24 hours. Price with validation (up to 6 hours) is $9
Other nearby options
Laz Parking Lot (P1 on map)
3116 N. Broadway
Small self-park surface lot with driveway entrance located south of Ceres’ Table. Use automated pay station to pay fees in advance and leave receipt in windshield. Prices are $7 for 1-5 hours; $11 for 5-8 hours. NOTE: This lot features special pricing on Cubs game days.
Illinois Masonic Hospital – Visitors Parking Lot (P4 on map)
836 W. Wellington
Hospital parking garage open 24 hours, located on Wellington Avenue with entrance near the El tracks. Prices are $12 for 2-4 hours; $14 for 4-6 hours.
FREE via Neighborhood Partner offer
The Bagel Restaurant & Deli (P5 on map)
3107 N. Broadway
Dine at The Bagel Restaurant and Deli and park for free in their surface lot behind the restaurant. Spend at least $10 per person and you can leave your car in The Bagel lot during the show. Be sure to inform restaurant management that you are attending the show to provide car identification and confirm parking arrangements.
Parking facilities and operators are not directly affiliated with TimeLine. Hours, prices and availability are subject to change. Details as of June 2016.
A note about the Cubs
TimeLine is located about 6 blocks south of Wrigley Field. If you are traveling to the theatre during baseball season, we recommend checking the Cubs schedule and planning your travel time and routes accordingly!