1612 W Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
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About Us

Originally opened in 1913 as Chicago’s first one screen theater, formerly known as The Alvin Theatre.

The Shapiro Ballroom has been restored to showcase the charm and elegance of its 20-foot ceilings, vintage marquee sign, and open layout.

Our venue is located at 1612 West Chicago Avenue, near Noble Square and the Ukrainian Village – a sophisticated and versatile hidden gem that is perfect for any event.

When not hosting wedding receptions, social, corporate, or philanthropic events, the The Shapiro Ballroom is home to I Do Dance Studio, which specializes in wedding and partnered social dance instruction and I Do Events Chicagoland, which offers full service event coordination and design. Well-versed in style, entertainment, and hospitality, our staff will help you create the perfect memorable unique event.

Contact our in-house event coordinators to plan your next special occasion at (312) 843-4798


Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteFull Bar AvailableFull Service Wedding PackagesNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite CateringOnsite ValetOnsite Wedding CakeOnsite Wedding CoordinationOutside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering AllowedWedding Planner
Venue Style
Modern / Contemporary
Venue Type
Banquet HallLoft SpaceOther Venue Type