Chicago Rope

The Chicago Rope Social

At Outerspace Studios

Saturday, September 15, from 8pm - midnight

The Chicago Rope Social is a monthly event co-sponsored by Chicago Rope and Second City Kinbaku. It’s a community gathering where you can practice, meet new friends and play partners, and gain inspiration from others in the rope community. The Rope Social is open to all experience levels, and there’s no pressure to play. Feel free to watch, ask questions, or just socialize.


  • Rope Social 8pm - midnight

    The studio will available for open play all night. If you wish to use the suspension frame, please check in with Chicago Rope Staff prior to doing so. We request all suspension scenes conclude by 11:30.
    Bring rope, your own mat or blanket, if you have one, and your choice of food and non-alcoholic beverages. An admission discount is available if you bring food or drinks to share.



We're aiming for a chill, friendly and welcoming atmosphere to socialize and practice your rope skills. We ask that you keep play focused on rope and keep the volume reasonable at this event.


The dress code is "rope casual". Wear something you feel comfortable in, for both rope and socializing. Per city laws, we have to insist that you remain clothed for public spaces at all times. Note that Outerspace Studios is a no-shoes venue, so you will be asked to remove your shoes at the top of stairs.


We'll have a limited number of mats and a suspension frame set up. Bring your own rope and a mat or blanket if you have one. Chicago Rope and Second City Kinbaku instructors will be available to help out if you need assistance.


Pricing for the Social is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. You can get a $5 discount for bringing food or beverages to share with the group. Sliding scale is available upon request. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact us in advance to request sliding scale or to sign up to volunteer.

Who Can Attend

This is an 18+ event. You must bring a government-issued ID to verify your age in order to be admitted. As with all Chicago Rope and Second City Kinbaku events, the Chicago Rope Social is a queer and trans inclusive space. For more information on what that means, see our policies and mission statement.


This event will be held in our Wicker Park venue, Outerspace Studios, directly above Volumes bookstore. The Damen blue line stop is very close to the studio. When you arrive, press the button for “Sun Studio” and you will be buzzed in. The studio is at the top of the stairs in the far back. The venue requests that shoes be removed at the top of the stairs prior to entering the studio.

Parking can be difficult in this neighborhood but often can be found on Milwaukee or on the streets surrounding the park. We recommend that those who are driving allow at least 15 minutes extra time to find parking.

Please note that Outerspace Studio is not wheelchair accessible. Entering the studio requires ascending a long flight of stairs.

The next Chicago Rope Social starts in