On Nov. 9, the Music Institute of Chicago welcomed the Puth family, longtime Music Institute supporters, to 1702 Sherman Ave. for the official renaming of its black box theater as the Puth Family Theater, named in honor of Betsey L. Puth.

Ms. Puth retired from the Music Institute of Chicago’s Board of Trustees in August 2016 after 15 years of service. She co-founded the Patron Society, the Music Institute’s premier philanthropic community of donors. Family members gathered with Music Institute officials to officially relaunch the theater space.

The Puth Family Theater is an open and flexible black box performance space for intimate productions including plays, chamber operas, cabaret performances, and acting classes, as well as conferences, lectures, films, live music, dance, and theatrical productions.

Family members gathered with Music Institute officials to officially relaunch the theater space. “The Music Institute of Chicago flourishes in large measure because of the dedication and generosity of people like Betsey Puth,” said Music Institute President and CEO Mark George.