MCL Chicago is the innovating new endeavor from Studio BE, NFP, a venue dedicated to music comedy. Studio BE is the non-for-profit organization but operates as MCL Chicago.
MCL Chicago creates and fosters exceptional live music comedy. We expand the power of comedy, of theatre, and of our Chicago community at large through music.
MCL Chicago operates primarily as a rental venue for independent Chicago ensembles and production companies, but it does produce its own shows in house as well. Please visit the MCL Production History page to see the various MCL Productions as well as the shows MCL Chicago has Presented.
MCL Chicago is a BYOB theater!!! Please feel free to bring beer, wine or liquor to the shows. Cups and mixers are available at the MCL Concession stand for a small donation.
The theater also has a relationship with two restaurant/bars, Trader Todd's and Matilda's, both of which are close to MCL where anyone who attends and MCL show can get 1 FREE beer at Trader Todd's and $1 Off Drinks, and 10% Off Food at Matilda's. See the box office after the show for details.