Hideout moves to long-term home online
The Hideout found early success with Hideout Online, a live-streaming program designed to immediately engage its community. The idea was quickly developed and implemented as a short-term way to bring online programming to a quickly disintegrating live performance scene. As the pandemic’s impact reaches further and further into the future we’ve taken the experience and knowledge we’ve acquired, and applied it to a long-term model that can sustain the Hideout and the people who perform there.
The Hideout will be partnering with NoonChorus, a successful platform that has been presenting high-quality concerts and performances during the pandemic. Through NoonChorus, the Hideout seeks to improve the quality of its shows, and to offer a more diverse and engaging schedule of live programming than seen through many other channels online.
We’re also using this opportunity to launch a subscription for Hideout shows.. With this subscription you’ll be able to access all of the Hideout’s regular programming, like two-time Grammy-nominated Robbie Fulks’ monthly residency, the new To The Front songwriter showcase, multi-camera productions Live from the Hideout, the comedy programming that has come to define the alt-scene in Chicago, and consistent talk shows and storytelling series that are pillars in Chicago’s live performance economy. The subscription will not only give customers more options and better quality, but will create consistent, reliable income for the venue and performers in a time when that is otherwise not an option. At $25 a month, the value is also tremendous for live performance fans, who will gain access to a broad variety of unique performances.