Chicagoland gets the Venue

Niki May Young
Friday 01 Aug 2008

Adaptable venue space to open in Chicago

On August 8, 2008, a new generation of entertainment space will be revealed at Horseshoe Casino with the grand opening of The Venue, a 2,500 seat state-of-the-art entertainment center that will feature A-list talent in an intimate setting. The Venue promises the premier entertainment experience with unparalleled artist interaction, technical sophistication, and excitement.  

Designed by renowned Montreal-based Scéno Plus, The Venue features fully flexible configurations with technologically superior in-house production systems designed exclusively with cutting-edge equipment. Audio-visual equipment includes three giant HD screens that combine lighting with multi-layered video projections to create a wide range of interactive special effects. To ensure the highest quality in sound, acoustics are supported by a highly efficient and versatile audio system able to substitute or complete the most demanding touring technical requirements.

”We are convinced that The Venue’s overallcutting-edge design will meet the highest expectations of any top-level talent and technical team,"said Patrick Bergé, President of Scéno Plus. ““We feel confident it will become the most dynamic entertainment destination in the Midwest.”

Equipped with high comfort telescopic seating, the 90,000 square foot facility can undergo complete transformation in less than two hours to accommodate anything from intimate performances to large-scale entertainment productions. The Venue's general admission floor can fit up to 2,400 people, for a total room capacity of more than 3,300. The Venue can welcome up to 150 tables and 1,500 seats, all easily storable in-house.

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