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Your visit with us

Thank you so much for joining our jurors to pass judgement over the Countess Elizabeth Bathory. Here is some guidance we can provide to ensure you are best prepared to make your choice: 



Epworth United Methodist Church (5253 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60640) (Google Maps)



Please arrive by 7:50PM. Doors are closed and the show begins @ 8PM. Due to the immersive nature of this show, no late-entry is permitted.



1 hour and 15 minutes, no intermission.



Allow extra time for travel & parking. Chicago traffic is inconsistent — accustomed-to travel times are often extended by construction, weather and sporting events.



  • Metered Parking on both Broadway Street and Berwyn Avenue operate Monday - Saturday. For more information, visit chicagometers.com.

  • Free, un-zoned Street Parking is available on the side streets surrounding Epworth United Methodist. Parking is usually particularly plentiful to the west of Broadway. Please do not park in the Jewel parking lot.

  • Previous patrons can attest that while street parking is available, it is crucial to leave enough time to find a space and get to the church by 7:50PM, as late entry will not be possible. 


  • CTA: Buses #146, #92, and #36 stop nearby, and the Red Line Berwyn stop is a half-block away. For routes and modes, visit www.transitchicago.com

  • BIKING: Feel like biking? Lock up your bike near the church, and we are happy to hold onto your helmet and bags during the performance.

  • DIVVY: There are also Divvy bike stands nearby please visit www.divvybikes.com for more information.


NO outside food or beverage is permitted. Alcohol on church grounds is strictly prohibited.



  • Chicago Grind: coffee, tea, pastries, light sandwiches, salads, etc.

  • Burke’s Public House: full dinner and drink service; casual

  • Pearl’s Southern Comfort: southern fare with craft beer and cocktails


Trips to the past, violence, references to torture, haunting melodies, literal haunting, court rooms, running, consequences to your decisions, intimate moments, RUNNING, bright lights, disturbing scents.



See list of FAQs here. If you have additional questions about content, age restrictions, or specific accommodations, anything at all, please e-mail us at barrenstheatreco@gmail.com.