Upstairs Gallery Chicago

You like Art? You like Performance? SO DO WE
Located in the thick of Andersonville, The Upstairs Gallery is a spot for creative endeavors of all kind!

Feel free to reach out for more information:

5219 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640

Upstairs Gallery Mailing List

We’ll take your name and send you emailz! Not a lot of emailz but some!

Baby Steps! Upstairs at the Annoyance!

Hey Folks!

How is everyone doing? We’re 2 weeks into our new Gallery-less existince. IT’S WEIRD. However, we’re excited to announce that we’re taking our first baby steps into the world of “production company” with our new show “Upstairs @ The Annoyance” starting TOMORROW 9/16 at 8pm at the Annoyance Theatre & Bar. Here’s the first few shows for this fun new thing!

  • 9/16 - IMPROV from UG folks (dead$$$, Lost Boys 69, and the UG All Stars)
  • 9/23 - A performance of SEMINAL improv form The Living Room
  • 9/30 - A staging of our show “Goofballs United” Co-Currated by The Steamroller.

Tickets are $8 (and there is a deal for improv students.) We’re in the mainstage, so please think about coming! Thats a real big room to fill!

That’s all folks!

Hey everyone! The long weekend is over and the UG has closed its doors at 5219 N Clark St. Stay tuned for a more in depth closing post at some point down the road. For the time being though thank you to everyone who ever performed with us/saw a show/or supported the space/idea in some way.

What a blast.


Friday, August 29th - 8:30pm, Free (Donations Accepted) BYOB

The show that started it all. Who knew that booking 3 improv teams on a Tuesday night in 2011 at a friends Art Gallery would lead to so much? 

We’re happy to say that Sick Adventure will continue as a floating monthly show. Like it for more updates - SICK Adventure

This is the FINAL public show at the Upstairs Gallery - don’t miss out!


  • The Italian (hand) job’s - John O’Toole, Alex Trepka, Kristina Felske, Christina Boucher, Andy Junk, Jen Burns
  • Bucks - Ingrid Walla, Tyler Parker
  • Jagleheart - Alex Honnet, Walt Delaney, Caitlin Stephan, Tim Lyons, Kyle Chorpening, Bethany Schreck
  • DeaDMNK - DMNK and dead$$$ mashup
  • with The Apple Cap players (music)  - Tyler Parker, Kevin Knickerbocker, Lindsey Smith

(Facebook Event)

Jangleheart! Thank you’s!

Jangleheart Circus: Under the Sea is in the books friends. Hope everyone who attended/performed enjoyed themselves. On behalf of Walt Cait and myself we wanted to thank you all for being there. Some larger thanks we need to dish out as well.

JHC producers:

  • Kyle Chorpening
  • Tim Lyons
  • Bethany Schreck


Jimmy Barrett, Jude Tedmori, Erin Thorn, Maggie Jo Saylor, Mike Klasek, Elise Jordan, Mary Caterine Curran, Erin Kay Van Pay, Allison Ringhand, Ingrid Walla, Chandler Goodman, Dan Meisinger, Christina Boucher, Mary Cait Walthall, Danny Groh, Alex Trepka, Matt Barats, Ryan Ford, Jenn Burns, Ben Kirberger, Tyler Haberman, Vince Portacci, Trevor Leander, Alex Hanpeter, Sarah Cowdery, Rosie Moan, Kyle Miller, Emma Pope, Laura Bloechl, Dan Shar, Richard Kallus, Jay Berger, Susan Glynn, Ashley England, Mike Kelly, Rob Grabowski, Steph Cook, Cydney Asher, Ryan Asher, Josh Poe, Tyler Parker, Kristina Felske, Mary Beth Smith, Maggie Winters, Tim Lamphier

Everyone at the Den Theatre! Ryan, Jamal, Shelly, Julian, Jen and anyone we are forgetting!

All the teams that came from out of town! THANK YOU!

See you guys next year!!!!!!