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Getting Here

Thirst is presented at 1802 West Berenice Avenue, in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood.

Public Transit: Take the Brown Line to the Irving Park Station and exit at the south end of the platform. This will put you on the south side of Irving Park Ave. Go east on Irving Park just half a block and turn right on Ravenswood (staying on the west side of the Metra tracks) and walk south to Berenice. Our theatre will be on your right.

By Car: Take Lakeshore Drive and exit on Irving Park Ave. Continue west to turn left on Ravenswood Avenue (just west of the Metra tracks). Turn right on Berenice Avenue. Our theatre will be on your right. OR take I-94 and exit on Irving Park Ave. Go east on Irving Park, then turn right on Ravenswood Avenue.


Parking is available in the lot to the west of the theatre building, against the wall of the theatre. The parking lot is accessible via the alley, which you can access via Byron or Ravenswood. You cannot access the parking lot from Berenice Ave. There is non-permitted street parking on Ravenswood and Berenice Ave. Do not park in any spots labeled BLACK BEAR ACADEMY—they will tow!

Seating Policy

Seating is general admission. The house opens 15 minutes before show time.

Patrons who arrive late will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Not all Strawdog productions allow late seating. We recommend that you arrive at the venue early to make sure you are able to attend the production.

Eat & Drink with Friends of Strawdog

Strawdog Theatre is a BYOB venue. Bottles of water are available for sale in the lobby. 

Begyle Brewery - North Center
800 W Cuyler Ave | (773) 661-6963
Straightforward microbrewery & retailer teaming its craft beers with tours & more. Plus they’re Strawdog’s beer sponsor!

Brownstone Tavern - North Center
3937 N Lincoln Ave | (773) 528-3700
Spacious neighborhood sports bar featuring outdoor seating & a menu of upscale pub grub.

Big Bricks - North Center
3832 N Lincoln Ave | (773) 525-5022
Low-key pizzeria serving Chicago staples of beer, thin-crust pizza & BBQ pork with an upscale twist.

Ella Elli - Lakeview
1349 W Cornelia Ave | (773) 935-3552
Italian-Mediterranean sharing plates & classic cocktails in swanky digs with lounge & booth seating.

Orange Garden - North Center
1942 W Irving Park Rd | (773) 525-7479
Chinese mainstay since 1932 for old-school Cantonese cooking in simple rooms with art & artifacts.