Best New Venue

The Second City Theater

For years, Playhouse Square has not lacked for lavish, chandeliered palaces capable of housing anything from the Rockettes to the Vienna Boys Choir. But there was a need for a space where sophisticated urban young professionals could put their feet up and enjoy some laughs. In a joint venture between Playhouse Square and Chicago's Second City, a new nightclub-like theater has filled this void. Cozy, sleek, and loaded with potential, it holds untold promise for future nights of snazzy cabaret and intimate revues.