The 1901 Gallery Theatre


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IN THE DARK & The 1901 DAMNsels present: "1901 Shades of Grey"
SATURDAY, APRIL 18th - 11:30pm show (doors 11pm)
Goth-Erotic Burlesque Theater in the style of The 1901 Gallery
Uptown Underground - 4707 N. Broadway Ave
"Take a walk on the wild side and pick your Safe Word!"
Miss Vine, Sultry Susan, Juju Minxxx, Wanda Makeout, Cruel Valentine,
Millie May, Queerella Fistalot, Dahlia Fatale, CandyXXX, Sanjula Vamana,
Madame Envy, Krysia Jean & More!

$15 advance tickets HERE or $20 at the Door - cocktails served!

PLEASE-O-MATIC - Standup Comedy & Burlesque Variety Show
Join us for the Triumphant Return of this PLEASING show:
SATURDAY, April 25th 11:30pm show (11pm doors)
UPTOWN UNDERGROUND - 4707 N. Broadway Ave, Chicago
Featuring: (5) Stand-up Comic sets
Sultry Song by MISS VINE &
Hosted by REV 

$15 Advance tickets HERE or $20 at the door

The Story of The 1901

The original 1901 Gallery Theatre (1901 W. Belmont Ave, Chgo) was an independent, non-profit art and performance space in Chicago that hosted a variety of artistic and theatrical events since October, 2004. From gallery exhibits featuring live local musicians and artists, theatrical burlesque shows, comedy showcases, alternative craft faires and film screenings, The 1901 morphed from gallery to theater literally overnight!

 The 1901 has been an ever-expanding entity, far surpassing the initial expectations of holding writing workshops and band rehearsals. The space itself was initially a dilapidated 6-car garage with no insulation, heating or cooling. With a kernel of inspiration, a large personal investment, precise planning and a whole lot of elbow grease, The 1901 was erected from a ghostly shell and hung on tight, hosting hundreds of events, rehearsals and very personal gatherings until its closing in July, 2013.

 The 1901 was different from most entertainment venues, relying 100% on donations from the patrons at our events and money from our own pockets so that we could continue to provide a space for the number of dancers, photographers, sculptors, musicians, painters, writers, designers, directors, actors and artists that called The 1901 their home away from home.

 Our patrons, cast and crew are all truly amazing people that helped create the magical vibe that was and will always be Chicago‘s most awesome little underground gem. 
 We’re ready for the next adventure - are you?


In Our Hearts and Souls &
4707 N. Broadway, Chgo (In The Dark shows)
The 1901 is: 
Miss Vine - Producer & Performer
Guisef Volium - Artist in Residence 
The 1901 DAMNsels 
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