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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Lincoln Park
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Address: 1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5518
Phone Number:
+1 312-335-1650
1:00 pm - 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

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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Always fantastic and thought provoking!

I've been half a dozen times, and am always amazed at the ingenuity and creativity of the performance, writing and acting! It's worth the cost, and I'll keep coming back! PS... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been half a dozen times, and am always amazed at the ingenuity and creativity of the performance, writing and acting! It's worth the cost, and I'll keep coming back! PS: Stay for the conversation afterwards! It's a great way to process and analyze after the show.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I only felt here a little bit too poor and too young from the main crowd. I liked the bar at the entrance who one can use without going to the theater st all. Very convenient especially when husband wait for his wife because he doesn't want to see the phat with her.

Thank Anna G
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

A wonderful community theater with great history and heritage. The play, "Visiting Edna," was well acted and hit the heart. We dined at the accompanying restaurant/bar, I think it was called Front Door, wonderful food and an array of drinks. Not a big menu, but what we ate was great and plentiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Steppenwolf has a long history as a respected theatre company and is definitely recommended if you want to see a talented cast perform a contemporary piece of theatre. It's a bit out of the way of downtown, but is worth the cab ride. Check out the website to see what's playing -- it'll be better than some cheesy musical. :)

Thank LBTravelReviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We had purchased tickets for a show on the third floor, which happens to house the theater for young adults. Very reasonable price! The Burials was good with multi-media support plus sign language interpreters. Staff was good, and so was the venue. We didn't stay for the after-play discussion, but that is another option.

Thank CityHiker73
Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We have attended Steppenwolf for many plays and it is never a disappointment. The acting is always excellent and set designs follow suit. Both the main stage and upstairs venues offer great seating with good views of the stage.

Thank Jim-Wilmywood
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We have been members for 30+ years and tonight found two impressive actions in addition to the high caliber of acting and stage set. I arrived when my cell phone lost its charge, which I require for child care. Anna, offered to charge and secure it for me. We relaxed in the wonderfully comfortable setting, enjoying wine and staff circulate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I saw the highly-skilled Steppenwolf company bring out all the nuances in the dark comedy, Between Riverside and Crazy, during a recent trip to Chicago. I missed seeing this play in New York, and can't imagine a better production than the Steppenwolf one. The theater is just a short ride on the Red line from the Loop -- about 15-20... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Unfortunately, our season tickets are at the end of the run so I don't bother to post a review because the play has ended. On Saturday we saw Between Riverside and Crazy. Excellent play and the acting was top notch. We had season tickets at the Goodman too. Steppenwolf's set designers are superior. What they do with the space is... More 

Thank Lisa8610
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I've never been disappointed at Steppenwolf. The venue is fantastic - what a great space. Plenty of food and drink options nearby, an L stop, and a bar in the lobby! The show "Between Riverside and Crazy " is excellent. Very good cast but really loved seeing Walker's versatility. And you could just feel the chemistry in the cast. See... More 

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