Private Events

We absolutely LOVE crafting private events. From weddings to holiday parties to corporate events, we’ve done it all, and 2nd Story can sculpt a show that’s just right for you. We craft a totally unique, once-in-a-lifetime special event that will leave your customers, colleagues, or friends still buzzing the next day.

Our approach is to start with a conversation about what you want the event to feel like—what would you like to accomplish? Is it a fundraiser, where you’re trying to make folks feel good about philanthropy? Awesome, we can totally sculpt an evening of stories for you. Are you digging into a particular corporate value? Celebrating the end of an era? Trying to get folks talking to each other about a specific issue? Perfect! We can do all of that.

We have a repertoire of over 300 stories to choose from, and we frequently write on commission. We’ve even worked with our special event clients to train their people to tell a story of their own. We can provide storytellers, DJs, live musicians, sound and lighting equipment; because of the flexibility of our format and the simplicity of our technical requirements, we will work with you to provide a package for whatever your particular needs happen to be.

Interested? Awesome! Please email us. Please include your name and contact information, a brief description of what the event is, and any other pertinent details (date, time, venue, etc) that you know, and one of our Curators will be in touch to start planning your event.

Past clients include:  Ogilvy & Mather, Abbott Labs, the Chicago Reader, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Fiction Department at Columbia College, the University of Chicago, Wordstock Festival of Writers, and the Chicago Tribune, among others.

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