No other theatre in the world is quite like Chicago theatre. It’s real, elevated to an intensity you cannot turn away from. Even on your first visit, you can feel it. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago’s exceptional ensemble of talent provides exhilarating experiences that make audiences come alive. Rising from a city of innovators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work and hundreds of world premieres every year. From the jaw-dropping productions of Broadway In Chicago to the intimate and honest storefront plays and improv, the spirit of the city can be found in our 200+ theatres. To truly fall in love with Chicago, you must experience our theatre. This is where the city bares its fearless soul. Book your next show today! Learn more at ChicagoPlays.com or find half-price deals at HotTix.org.
Housed in what was once a small grocery store steps from the Berwyn El stop, Steep is the quintessential storefront theatre – that iconic breed of Chicago theatre that makes our cultural landscape unlike that of any other city.
Steep is committed to producing new and under-produced plays that tell the stories of ordinary people in extraordinary situations – small stories that illuminate larger societal issues. As Jonathan Abarbanel of the Dueling Critics wrote in his 2017 season preview for Windy City Times, “Steep Theatre has a justifiable reputation for the power of its productions and, often, their pertinence to current affairs.”
Steep has introduced new voices and new stories to Chicago and explored the power of intimate, honest acting to generate empathy and incite conversation.
Steep’s work has earned accolades and gained increasing attention. In describing Steep’s 2016 world premiere of BOBBIE CLEARLY Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune wrote, “as this highly respected storefront's growing number of fans well know, the actors do not mess around.”
A cozy bar and intimate performance space right next to the theatre, The Boxcar expands Steep Theatre's commitment to telling stories of shared humanity and everyday truths by presenting innovative and diverse forms of performance, while nurturing exploration and interdisciplinary collaboration, in order to build, bond, and enrich Steep’s community of artists and audiences.
Did you know that 2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre? Home to a community of creators, risk-takers, and big hearts, Chicago theatre is a hotbed for exciting new work and hundreds of world premieres every year. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago’s exceptional ensemble of talent provides exhilarating experiences that make audiences come alive. This spirit of Chicago theatre is found in all of our neighborhoods, from downtown theatres to behind the storefronts, in a diverse collection of over 200 dynamic theatres. Learn more at ChicagoPlays.com.