The Studio began as Heartland Cafe gradually acquired the storefront at
7016 N. Glenwood. Throughout the years it has been a yoga space, a workout
space, rehearsals for musicians and actors, for drum circles, meetings of
political, spiritual, community, and festive in nature.
In 2005, BoHo Theatre joined with Heartland Cafe to make the Studio their
permanent performance space. After a series of renovations and upgrades,
the space now boasts a small lobby, box-office, dressing rooms, and an
intimate performance space. BoHo Theatre now stages its productions exclusively in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, but retains the Heartland Studio as a rehearsal space and rental venue for other small, up-and-coming Chicago theatre companies.