The Genesee Theatre hosts a variety of corporate and charity events throughout the year. We have an array of rooms that are the perfect location for business meetings, award ceremonies, workshops, lectures, fundraisers and more!
With 2,400 seats and a 4,600 square foot stage, the auditorium is perfect for large scale meetings or entertainment. Two lounges located on either side of the auditorium as well as the elegant Grand Lobby entrance are perfect for cocktails, lunchtime, or gathering throughout the day or evening.
Seven lounges on four floors offer a variety of seating and setups for up to 100 guests per lounge. Setups can include lecture or classroom format, or banquet and cocktail reception. Each lounge is easily accessible to the auditorium and can be used as break out rooms or post-event gatherings.
Genesee Theatre corporate packages include:
- Day access to venue
- On-site Special Events Manager
- Theatre usher staff
- 29 (54”) round banquet tables
- 22 (30”) round banquet tables
- 26 (6’) rectangle reception tables
- 298 gold cushioned chairs
- 48 (24”) high cocktail tables
- 177 cocktail table chairs
- Solid color floor length table covers
- Solid color linen napkins
- Catering service
- Bar service
- External marquee message
Stage Audio/Visual included amenities:
- On-site Production Manager to coordinate sound, lighting, and projection
- Professional Theatre stagehands
- House sound and lighting system
- Wireless and wired microphones
- Projection equipment
- Freight elevator access
Catering and Bar Packages:
The Genesee Theatre works closely with Catered Productions, our premier catering company located in Libertyville. Catered Productions can create a customized menu based on your event needs and offers continental breakfast, corporate boxed lunches, buffet dinners and a variety of other options for up to 2400 guests. Catered Productions also provides all alcohol and beverages, as well as the bartending staff.
Layout and Setup:
Our Special Events Manager will work with you to create a custom layout to fit your event needs. Genesee staff is responsible for the set up and clean up of the Theatre. You and your vendors are responsible for removing any specialty items after the event. Other arrangements for pick up can be made depending on the Genesee Theatre schedule.
A 30% deposit is due when the contract is signed to guarantee your event date on our calendar.
A $400.00 charge for parking will be added to your final balance due if you would like to use the parking lot located directly behind the Theatre. Additional parking arrangements can be made with the City of Waukegan for use of the parking structure located one block west of the Theatre.
Extra Services available:
- Bar glassware
- Specialty linens
- Chair covers
- Coat check