Rocky Horror creator Richard O’Brien said it best: Rocky Horror “is a guaranteed party every Saturday night.” We’re happy to be a place where people can let their freak flag fly. Want to dress in stockings and a corset? Wear a fursuit? Wear a leash? We won’t judge; we’ll offer fashion tips!
We’re proud to be a place that accepts people no matter who they are, and were proud participants in Chicago’s Gay Pride parade for several years (when we could still afford it).
We believe in giving back to our community. This might mean sending flowers and taking a collection when someone in our Rocky community dies or loses a family member. Sometimes it’s charity work for the greater community.
Go ahead and Google “Rocky Horror” + charity. (We’ll still be here when you get back.) At least when we wrote this, we were on the first page, in the top two results.
Since 2012, with the help of our audience and the greater Rocky Horror community, we have raised over $25,000 for local domestic violence shelter Family Shelter Services, and since 2013 we have raised more than $4,000 in the Fight For Air stair climb event for the American Lung Association (top company team). Other charity work has included supporting anti-AIDS charities and collections for charities including: the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics; Paws for Purple Hearts; Earth Day; and no-kill animal shelter Catnap from the Heart.
We like having a good time, making sure others can have a good time, and reminding people that self-proclaimed freaks in fishnets can help make the world a better place – When’s the last time you saw Dr. Frank N Furter strut 5K, or Eddie sprint up 31 flights of stairs?