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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Lincoln Park
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Address: 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614
11:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Steppenwolf Theatre Company is where great acting meets big ideas. Our...
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is where great acting meets big ideas. Our passion is to tell stories about how we live now. Our mission is to engage audiences in an exchange of ideas that makes us think harder, laugh longer, feel more. Steppenwolf is committed to year-round programing that engages our multi-generational audience with thought-provoking productions and helps develop new plays, new audiences and new artists for the future of American theater.
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Can we take this theatre back to Portland? Fantastic Venue, Great Acting and one piece of advice...Book early. Very Fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Can we take this theatre back to Portland? Fantastic Venue, Great Acting and one piece of advice...Book early. Very Fun.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have seen numerous plays here. The last was THE HERD. What a great play. I am sharing my feelings about the venue. It seems to be the perfect size for a play. They are able to do great things for a smaller stage. It is not the cavernous place like the Oriental which can host massive musicals. This space... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was an astonishing piece of theatre, filtering the events that led up through to the French Revolution through a prism of celebrity culture. There are ideas but you aren't banged on the head with them, and if you don't like ambiguity or need things spoonfed you won't like this. The author accomplishes an awful lot with a single line... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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137 reviews 137 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Marie Antoinette was performed at the upstairs part of the Steppenwolf. This was our first time at this theatre. We loved the theatre and (one of us loved) the production. The theatre was modern and the stage was sort of “in the round” but the two ends of the sort of small, oval shaped stage were open. Modern LED big... More 

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chicago, illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This show at Steppenwolf was really good. Parked next door under the brown line for 4$ using SpotHero Chicago website. Easy Peasy. Loved the show and the venue. Educational, Historically correct, funny, thought provoking, and interestingly witty. Reading the Playbill helped to understand the context. So I thought the acting was wonderful - appropriately funny and intriguing at the same... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

When I bought my $15 student tickets online, I was familiar with Steppenwolf's reputation. Still, my experience with Airline Highway floored me. The cast, the play, the direction, and the production values were all top-notch. I left the theatre emotional, intelletually awake, and truly moved. A fabulous first experience with Steppenwolf!

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30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Although the theater is a bit out of the way, if you're staying downtown, it's worth the cab fare to see a play there. We saw Airline Highway and enjoyed every moment of it. The play was well-cast and the actors did a superb job. There was no issue hearing every line, despite seats near the middle of the theater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I visited the Steppenwolf Theatre for the first time January 18th to see Airline Highway and it was amazing! the theatre was intimate with very comfortable seats and very friendly staff. The actors were all amazing and the show was both funny and emotional. I will definitely go back!

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Spring, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went to see Airline Highway after in Dec. 2014. The performances from the entire cast were amazing; I cried several times towards the end of the production. The seats are very comfortable. I was seated in row E/seat 7 and had a perfect view of the stage. It is a smaller, more intimate theater, so I think any seat... More 

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Chicago, IL
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63 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The likes of John Malkevich and Gary Sinese have been "in-house" talent gracing the stage of this always current theater. Performances are adaptations of the old, and mostly very interesting new. Used to be a season ticket holder, but sadly now live in the burbs and gave them up.

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Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.