Created by Albany Park Theater Project & Third Rail Projects

” * * * * Four Stars! Even by APTP’s vaunted historical standards, Port of Entry is an astonishing piece of work.” Chicago Tribune

“It’s been a decade since I’ve seen such stellar performance work in Chicago….Port of Entry is not only a credit to the entire Performing Ensemble’s talent, but also their maturity, compassion, and understanding as humans. The world needs more people capable of such skills, on and off the stage” No Proscenium

Port of Entry invites you to step inside the real-life stories of immigrants and refugees from all parts of the world living side by side in a single apartment building in one of the country’s most diverse immigrant communities: Chicago’s Albany Park.

Each performance of Port of Entry welcomes just 28 audience members into an iconic courtyard apartment building meticulously recreated within a 1929 warehouse. With each step through this 3-story immersive world, guests will experience the struggles, joys, and triumphs of people from around the globe forging new lives alongside one another.

Co-created by Albany Park Theater Project and Third Rail Projects and performed by APTP’s youth ensemble, Port of Entry will take you on a journey through time and across cultures.


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Summer 24 Season: 6/20 – 7/20/24


APTP On Montrose
3547 West Montrose
Albany Park, Chicago


Port of Entry is an experiential performance that surrounds and engages guests.

  • Port of Entry lasts 2 hours 10 minutes without intermission.
  • Port of Entry involves standing, walking, and climbing stairs.
  • At each performance we can welcome a limited number of guests who use wheelchairs or have difficulty climbing stairs.
  • Purses and bags of any size must be stored at the box office during the performance.
  • Children under age 14 will not be admitted.
  • Late arrivals can not be admitted due to the immersive format of the show.
  • Guests will be separated from others in their group for some or all of the performance.