Rivendell Theatre Ensemble


Theatre + MagicArt + Culture Education and Summer Camps

About Us

Founded in 1994, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to advancing the lives of women through theatre.

An award winning, critically acclaimed professional theatre company Rivendell’s productions explore the unique female perspectives of everyday stories in an intimate, salon environment. Since our inception, Rivendell has grown to fill an important role in the Chicago theatre community as the only Equity theatre in Chicago committed to women’s stories. Rivendell has become a leader in new play development, a major port for new writers, and today, offers a brick and mortar artistic home for women theater artists to develop their work.

After years of being an itinerant company, we moved into our own theater space in 2011 in Edgewater. We are focused on becoming an integral community partner and serving as a catalyst to engage our audiences in a discussion of social issues.

Follow the link to listen to our episode on Always Andersonville: The Podcast!