The nation’s premier ensemble theater.
About Steppenwolf Theatre
The Steppenwolf ensemble first began performing in the mid-1970s in the basement of a Highland Park, IL church, the ambitious brainchild of three high school and college friends: Jeff Parker, Terry Kinney and Gary Sinise. Fast forward 40 years and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company has become the nation’s premier ensemble theater—redefining the landscape of acting and performance. The ensemble has grown to 47 members who represent a remarkable generation of actors, directors and playwrights. Thrilling, powerful, groundbreaking productions from Balm in Gilead and Grapes of Wrath to August: Osage County—and accolades that included the National Medal of Arts and twelve Tony® Awards—have made the theater legendary. Steppenwolf’s artistic force remains rooted in the original vision of its founders: an artist-driven theater, whose vitality is defined by its sharp appetite for groundbreaking, innovative work.
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Transportation & Parking
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is located at 1650 N Halsted Street in Chicago, IL, one block north of North Avenue (1650 N / 800W). It is easily reached by public transportation, car, bicycle, or foot. Steppenwolf has a lot but on days where there are performances in multiple theaters it may reach capacity. Steppenwolf offers valet parking service directly in front of the main entrance at 1650 N Halsted St. Valet service is $14 (cash), and is available starting at 5pm on weeknights, 1pm on weekends, and at 12 noon before Wednesday matinees. Cars will be held for up to 90 minutes after the conclusion of the final performance of the day. (If you prefer to self-park your car, the garage and outdoor lot are still an option.) Street parking Some pay box street parking is available in the neighborhood, including on the stretch of Halsted in front of the theater. Enforced from 8 am-10 pm, pay boxes take both coins and credit cards, and can be fed for up to two hours. Street parking tends to fill up quickly and shouldn't be relied upon as a last-second option. Lincoln Park Center parking facility The Lincoln Park Center parking facility, located at the Southeast corner of North and Halsted, is a six-minute walk away from the theater and accepts both cash and credit cards. Please note that Steppenwolf does not validate for the Lincoln Park Center.