Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

The juggernaut that’s home to maybe the world’s most famous acting ensemble (paging Gary Sinise, John Mahoney, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton, William Petersen…) is probably what most people outside Chicago think of when they hear “Chicago theater.” From famous basement origins has risen a major institution where three venues house a lineup of new and classic plays and, in the new 1700 Theatre, more eclectic performance. After spending much of its life as a rather homogeneous unit—until 2007, there was only one person of color among the dozens of ensemble members—Steppenwolf has taken positive steps over the last decade toward diversifying both its people and its plays.


Venue name: Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Address: 1650 N Halsted St

Cross street: between Willow St and North Ave
Transport: El stop: Red to North/Clybourn. Bus: 8, 72.
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  • Drama Until Sunday July 9 2017
  • Drama Thursday June 29 2017 - Sunday August 20 2017
  • Children's Saturday October 7 2017 - Saturday October 21 2017
  • Children's Saturday February 17 2018 - Saturday March 3 2018

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I wish I could live here.  Excellent theatre, every time.  I never walk away un-moved.  Currently the Christians is playing with actor Tom Irwin as the lead.  He's one of my favorite performers to watch, and he doesn't disappoint with the Christians.  If you're under 30, I HIGHLY suggest getting a RED card and seeing amazing theatre at enormous discounts.

Dana B

Steppenwolf is one of my favorite places to see a play! i love that they added in the beautiful front bar and i would go get a drink there even if i wasn't seeing a show! i feel like every seat in the theater is a good seat and i can't wait to get back there!

Erin Delahanty
moderatorStaff Writer

Steppenwolf is a Chicago theater institution. Make plans to see the full season (season passes are very reasonably priced) if you live in Chicago and if you're just visiting then be sure to add a show here to your itinerary. 

Clayton Guse

When it comes to theater in Chicago, Steppenwolf is the bee's knees. It's been home to Pulitzer Prize winning plays, and often puts shows up before they move onto New York for Broadway infamy. Any show you see there is probably going to be a winner, and if you're a theater aficionado, you're going to want to pay close attention to its lineup year round.