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Freedom Hall

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Freedom Hall in Park Forest - Chicago Suburbs Theatre and Concerts

Freedom Hall is a premier Chicago suburbs theatre and concert venue.  Our Nathan Manilow Theatre seats 287 patrons and is the perfect venue for any concert or theatre performance. We are located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard in Park Forest, Illinois.  Freedom Hall is just minutes away from Lincoln Highway, Western Avenue and Interstate 57. Call us today at 708-747-0580.

For over three decades, Freedom Hall has presented a multitude of concerts, theatre performances, comedy acts, and events in our Nathan Manilow Theatre.  

Over the years, Freedom Hall's main series shows included top-notch acts such as Peter Mayer, Booker T, Billy Branch, Julie Fowlis, George Winston, and The Mystical Arts of Tibet. The Second City and Tom Dreesen have both appeared on our comedy stage. And world-renowned entertainers including Cherish the Ladies, The Four Aces and Obie Award winner Jason Petty performed at Freedom Hall's matinee series.

 Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theatre is the perfect venue for concerts, theatre, corporate events, children’s theatre, and senior theatre. Take a look at our season schedule - we have something for everyone! You can order tickets online for our main series shows. To purchase tickets online, click here. Patrons can call or stop by the Box Office during regular business hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Better Together Hope_ Healing promo


Freedom Hall, in cooperation with the band Better Together, is proud to announce its first in-house streaming concert production of 2021: Songs of Hope and Healing: Soul, Jazz, & Gospel Favorites. The show premieres Friday, March 19 at 7 p.m. and will be available on-demand Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21, streaming on the Stellar platform.

Featuring inspirational hits by artists such as Al Jarreau, Curtis Mayfield, and Sam Cooke, and filmed live in Nathan Manilow Theater, this musical treat is designed to lift listeners into a new awareness of connection and positivity. Who couldn’t use a little HOPE and HEALING right now? Click on the link for more information:


Freedom Hall Room Rentals
Freedom Hall’s Nathan Manilow Theatre as well as meeting rooms combine flexibility with professional atmosphere. For more information contact Freedom Hall at 708-747-0580 or email

Nathan Manilow Theatre

Our newly designed 287 seat theatre is fully accessible to patrons in wheelchairs (limited handicapped seating available) and has been praised by performers and producers alike. The theatre is equipped with a professional sound system, complete theatrical lighting, a 12 foot electrically powered drop screen on stage, and an acoustical backdrop all of which makes the Nathan Manilow Theatre ideal for theatre groups, recitals, audio/visual presentations or lecture events.

Ralph G. Johnson Room

The carpeted Johnson Room is equipped with a large screen and has easy access to the service kitchen. The Johnson Room is perfect for all-day seminars, instructional programs or private events. The Johnson Room accommodates 60 people theatre style or with tables.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Room

The carpeted King Room also overlooks Central Park and is perfect for small meetings or planning groups requiring privacy and quiet solitude; connected to the Johnson Room and the service kitchen by a small hallway, the King Room works well as a discussion area when more than one room is required for an all-day event. The King Room can accommodate 15 people theatre style or with tables.

Art Activity Room

The Art Activity Room located off the backstage area serves as a green room as well as an arts and crafts area. The room accommodates 20 people theater style or 15 at tables, its easy access and close proximity to the stage offer a variety of benefits to those whose meeting requirements are unique.