what to expect when you're expecting (to attend our theater)

Thank you for your interest in Silk Road Rising! We are thrilled to host you in our intimate and beautiful theatre space. To make your first visit easier, we'd like to answer some questions you might have.



The performance time of each play varies, please refer to each play's page for more information.

We post links to informative articles and exclusive behind-the-scenes content on social media.



If you purchased your tickets online or over the phone, you should have received an email ticket confirmation. Please save this for your records.

You do not need to print your tickets.

Upon arriving at the theatre, please give the box office attendant the name the tickets are under (purchaser name) and he or she will look you up.

If you're worried, you can call the box office in advance, during business hours, to confirm that you have tickets.



We are located at 77 W. Washington Street in downtown Chicago. For directions, please visit this link >>



If you're driving to the theatre, discount parking is available nearby at 230 W. Washington Street. For more details, please visit this link >>



Silk Road Rising is located on the lower level of the Chicago Temple Building (entrances are accessible).

The elevator on your right operates between street level and the lower level (look for the down button). If you or anyone in your party has a wheelchair, walker, etc., please let us know in advance and so we can reserve accessible seating. Our theatre space also has accessible bathrooms.



 View of Chicago Temple Building entrance on Washington Street

View of Chicago Temple Building entrance on Washington Street

The Washington Street entrance (right across from Daley Plaza) is open during performance times. Don't let the bus stop confuse you; the entrance is just behind it. Look for the CHICAGO TEMPLE placard:

 Go through this door and down the stairs.

Go through this door and down the stairs.

Once inside, take the elevator on the right and press "B." If you prefer the stairs, they are right past the elevators. The door looks like this:

(Go through this door and down the stairs.)


When you see our sign, you're here!

Please give the box office attendant your name upon arrival and he or she will check you in. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Concessions are available, cash only.

 Welcome to Silk Road Rising!

Welcome to Silk Road Rising!



Photography or video during the show is prohibited.

Please don't forget to silence and shut off your phones before the show begins so everyone can enjoy an uninterrupted performance.

Casual attire is perfectly acceptable. We want you to be comfortable and occasion appropriate.