The Parlor

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When is the last time you dressed up and spent your Friday night in a Mansion surrounded by live performances and wonderful conversation? Join us August 3rd at 7:30pm and prepare to be entertained by Chicago most esteemed actors and musicians with a glass of wine in one hand and a fan in the other!

Fierce Productions and the Colvin House are proud to introduce a brand new, never before seen, immersive event called The Parlor. The Parlor is a hybrid of a variety show and cocktail party inspired by the Salons de Paris of the 1800s. Bimonthly, the first Friday of the month, guests will be amazed by opera singers, dancers, Shakespearean actors, drag queens, musicians and more. 

We are proud to be sponsored by OnShore Security, Income Tax Bar,Social Sparkling WineHeartfelt Catering ChicagoDebra Shirley Millinery Etc., Black Madeleine DessertsEmma Mullins Photography,Burrow, & See Jane Sparkle.

Can't make this time? Save the Date for our next events October 5th and December 7th!


Tickets include:

  • Exclusive Invitation to The Colvin House Mansion
  • Immersive Performances of Dance, Music, and Theatre
  • Selection of wines and a signature cocktail
  • Catered hors-d'oeuvres and desserts


What is a Salon? Wikipedia defines a salon as a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed the aims of poetry, "either to please or to educate". Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, were carried on until as recently as the 1940s in urban settings.





What time should I arrive? When do performances start?

Join us at 7:30pm for pre-show cocktails and food! Performances start at 8:00pm. Intermission is at 9:00pm and performances end at 10:00pm. Feel free to join us after the performances for post-show cocktails and food!

What should I wear?

There is no dress code! Wear whatever makes you feel good. An evening gown, cocktail attire, business attire, jeans! If you want to dress up fancy, you won't be the only one! It's Friday night in a Mansion - maybe it's time to bust out that old prom dress or your favorite hat?

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We offer limited free parking spots, 20 spots to be exact! You must receive a parking permit in order to park safely at our lot. In order to receive your permit, please arrive at the Colvin House's on Thorndale by our courtyard and one of our events staff will hand you a permit. You must arrive between 6:45 and 7:30 to receive this special parking.

If you are traveling by CTA, The Colvin House is a 5-minute walk east from the Thorndale Red Line stop or Broadway Bus. You can also take the Sheridan bus to Thorndale!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Laura Reitsma at

Colvin House
5940 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
Date/Time Information:
Friday, October 5th
Performances start promptly at 8:00
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