The Forge

22 W Cass St

Joliet, IL

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Venue Info


Ticket Information

Our Box Office is open during all shows for advanced ticket sales.

All of our events are sold through Please purchase your
tickets from to ensure that you’re purchasing legitimate
tickets. We’re not responsible for fraudulent, lost, or stolen
tickets. For more information, please head to

Coat Check

The Forge has coat check available at all of our events. Please note that you may be required to check large bags at our security staff’s discretion.

Age Information

Please check out the details for the specific show that you’re interested in attending to find out the most accurate information about the night.


To enter The Forge, you must show one valid form of federal or state ID (drivers license, state ID, passport) as proof of age. We request ID from any customer who appears to be under the legal age.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to any customer who cannot produce a valid ID. We also reserve the right to ask for a second form of ID if the first form is unacceptable or unclear.

Acceptable forms of identification:

A valid, current drivers license issued by the Illinois Secretary of State Office or any other state.
A valid photo identification card issued by the Illinois Secretary of State Office or any other state.
Armed Forces Identification. A valid U.S. Passport or travel visa/passport issued by a foreign country containing the holder’s photograph.

Fair Warning:

The Forge will confiscate fake or misrepresented Identification and turn them in to the Police. It’s a Class A Misdemeanor to display another person’s card as your own, or to lend a card to someone, and it’s a Class 4 Felony to possess a fraudulent ID. Offenders face fines, community service, and even jail time. Violators face a minimum license suspension of one year. These suspensions are on the public motors vehicle record and remain there for seven years.Children:

There is no minimum age requirement for ALL AGES shows. If you’re a parent, please consider your individual child’s personality, tolerance for crowds, attention span, and ability to handle loud environments. The Forge encourages proper ear-plugs and protection for all patrons, but especially young children.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].


Parking is available in 2 local multi-level parking garages, and the Catholic Charities Parking Lot.  The Catholic Charities Lot is located at 203 N Ottawa Street. The Scott Street Parking Deck is located at 150 North Scott Street. The Ottawa Street Parking Deck is located at 136 North Ottawa Street. Street Parking is FREE after 5:00pm.

Valet is also an option on a per event basis.


If you’re taking public transit, we are in waling distance from both the Heritage Corridor & Amtrak Platform and also the Rock Island Platform.

Seating Chart

All reserved seating is along the balcony ledge and is first come first serve or reserved seating ticket holders
within each section. Padded seat stools are used and there are no backs to them. Sections A and K are alongside
the PA system that is hanging from the ceiling and has a semi obstructed view. General admission ticket holders
will be standing directly behind this seating, there is no barrier separating reserved seating and general admission.

Venue Rules

  • No smoking of any kind is allowed inside the building
  • You must have a valid form of Federal or State ID as proof of age, NO TICKETS
  • Fake ID’s will be confiscated and you will be escorted out with NO REFUNDS
  • If you are under 18 years of age, you must adhere to local curfew laws or be accompanied by someone  18 years of age or older
  • Ear plugs are suggested for all concerts
  • No weapons, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers or outside food / beverage allowed
  • No crowd surfing is allowed
  • No In and Outs, all re-entry’s will need a new ticket purchase
  • No Photography or Video
  • Hats MUST BE WORN straight forward or straight back
  • No Excessively Baggy Clothing
  • EVERYONE that enters is required to wear a wristband if designated by security
  • No fighting or aggressive behavior will be tolerated
  • By entering, you acknowledge the rules above and agree to their terms.
  • The Forge has the right to refuse entry to anyone who cannot provide a valid ID, is intoxicated or appears to be under the influence.
  • Please be respectful of your surroundings and of others around you at all times.


ADA Seating is provided for those in need. When arriving at the venue, please proceed to the ticket window to request ADA accommodations. A G.A. ticket is required for entry.

One additional guest is allowed to accompany the person in need of the ADA accommodations (each must have a G.A. ticket). Chairs in the ADA section have backs, while balcony reserved seating does not.