A Memory Palace of Fear

A haunted house about housing and other fears.

Created by Martha Bayne and Andrea Jablonski.

Opening Night
Thursday, October 19th

Thur–Sat, Oct 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, & 28

Sundays October 22 & 29

Closing Night
Tuesday, October 31
6pm–8pm | 9pm special performance by Kevin Drumm ($10)


4106 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651

$15, more if you’ve got it, less if you’re broke. Walk-up admission will be granted on an as-available basis, advance ticket purchase is encouraged.


What haunts your house? Eviction? Lead? Mice? Ghosts? A Memory Palace of Fear is a haunted house about housing and other real-world fears—an immersive theater installation exploring the ways the spaces we call home can turn from refuge to menace, and back again, employing performance, text, sound, and visual art elements to seek common ground between the haunted houses of ghost stories and Halloween entertainments and the troubles that haunt Chicago.

Tours start every 30 minutes, with a running time of approximately half an hour; plan on a full hour for your visit to enjoy supplemental programming. First two tours of each date are designed for younger audiences; later shows not recommended for children under 10.

Produced by Theater Oobleck. Performers and contributing artists include Emmy Bean, David Chervony, Jean Carlos Claudio, Lily Emerson, Heather Gabel, Sara Heymann, Billie Howard, Sharon Lanza, Charlie Malave, Kat McJimsey, Gabriel X. Michael, and Stephen Walker.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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