Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc.

Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. was established in 1978 as a design and fabrication studio serving the emerging off-Loop theater community in Chicago. Today, Chicago Scenic Studios provides custom design, fabrication and management services to a wide range of industries, including environments, museums, corporate, events, television, and theater.

Chicago Scenic Studios creates powerful, engaging visitor experiences by applying unique talents of technical design, innovative and proven fabrication, and committed partner-driven project management.

With nearly 40 years of mastering the complexities of compelling interactive displays, educational exhibits and innovative environments, we make it all happen at our Chicago-based 165,000 sq. ft. facility, under one roof. From carpentry and electrical to metalworking, painting and soft goods, our department leads work seamlessly together. We offer complete integration at our facility where clients are invited to visit and see projects come alive at any point in the fabrication process.

Our reputation is built on our depth and breadth of knowledge. We find solutions that are cost effective and timeline efficient, but never at the risk of quality. Our priority is not about shortcuts to deliver the lowest bid. We’re about finishes fabricated for durability in high traffic areas, custom case work that meets climate control specifications, safety measures that exceed standards, and meticulous installation.

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Chicago Scenic is a privately owned Illinois corporation established in 1978.  Chicago Scenic currently employs 50 full-time employees in a single Chicago location; staffing can be quickly ramped up to include an additional 120 craftspeople, project managers and engineers as dictated by project workload.

In addition to shop-based craftspeople, the company’s full-time staff includes project managers, visual and dimensional designers, engineering and construction detailing specialists and mechanical and automation experts. Our fabrication shop staff includes stagecraft union members with degrees in theater arts and other creative disciplines.

Our team members are experienced in a broad range of skills, including carpentry, metalwork, sculpture, painting/scenic painting, electrical/mechanical, interactive development, automation and soft goods. Chicago Scenic is a UL and ETL certified fabrication facility, a licensed General Contractor and Electrical Contractor, and we employ ETCP-certified technicians.

Our industry association memberships are extensive and include the American Association of Museums, the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association, the Association of Science-Technology Centers, the Themed Entertainment Association, and the AIA Contractor Association.


955 West Cermak Road



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