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Plan Your Visit

The resources you need for an unforgettable experience!

The Theater


  • Seating is reserved in advance

  • There are 60 available seats located in the theater

  • The chairs are cushioned, have high backs, but no armrest.

  • The chairs are located on ascending risers, two rows per riser.

  • The theater is proscenium style, meaning that the stage is located directly in front of all the seating.

  • Row AA is counter-height padded bar stools with backs


  • Accessible parking is available in the parking lot located directly west of the theater.

  • There are no steps to come into the theater

  • Accessible seating is available and must be mentioned upon check out to ensure area is available. (A1 & A2)


  • NO outside beverages are permitted

  • Our full bar is open1-hour before shows and during intermission

  • Patrons may bring purchased drinks in the theater during the show

Tour the theater

Note: Virtual tour is from 2015. Facilities have been updated.


Familiarize yourself with Oil Lamp Theater's policies HERE.

Dining & Shops


Gusto Italiano
Hackney's On Lak

Quick Bites:

Jimmy John's

The Grind
Forza Meats
Straw & Bubbles


Antiques & Porcelain by GK
Misericordia Sweet Shoppe
Twisted Trunk


Where we're located:

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Glenview, Oil Lamp Theater invites you to discover its charming venue that brings the magic of live theater to this vibrant community.

Address: 1723 Glenview Road  Glenview, IL 60025

From Chicago

  1. Take I-94 W/ Edens Expy N toward Milwaukee

  2. Take EXIT 35, Old Orchard Road

  3. Turn left onto Old Orchard Road

  4. Turn right onto Harms Road

  5. Turn left onto Glenview Road

  6. The theater will be located on your left, just past Waukegan Road.

Public Transit

Take Milwaukee District/ North (MD-N) Metra Line (Use Glenview Station NOT Glen of North Glenview). The theater is located 3 blocks east of the train station. 


There is a free parking lot adjacent to the theater in addition to street parking on Glenview Road both in front of the theater and on the opposite side of the street. If you have any questions regarding parking please contact our box office.

From the North

  1. Take 1-94 E/ Tri State Tollway S toward Indiana

  2. Keep right to take 1-294 S/Tri State Tollway S toward Indiana/O’Hare

  3. Take the Willow Road exit

  4. Keep left to the ramp to Northbrook/Glenview

  5. Turn left onto Willow Road

  6. Turn right onto Landwehr Road

  7. Turn left onto West Lake Avenue

  8. Turn right onto Shermer Road

  9. Take the 2nd left onto Glenview Road

  10. The theater will be on your right in about a mile before Waukegan Road.

From the East

  1. Take W Golf Road

  2. Turn right onto Harlem Avenue

  3. Turn right onto Glenview Road

  4. The theater will be on your right. before Waukegan Road.

From the West

  1. Take E Golf Road/ IL-58

  2. Turn left onto Harlem Avenue

  3. Turn right onto Glenview Road

  4. The theater will be on your right beforeWaukegan Road.

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