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Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Address: 1650 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5518
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+1 312-335-1650
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11:00 - 18:30
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Sun 13:00 - 18:30
Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Linda Vista

I have visited this highly respected theatre three times in the last three years. It is the home of August: Osage County and other classics, in this ilk. Tracy Letts is a superb... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited this highly respected theatre three times in the last three years. It is the home of August: Osage County and other classics, in this ilk. Tracy Letts is a superb playwright and great actor. So I decided to book for his new play, Linda Vista when I was on holiday in Chicago recently. The theatre is really... More 

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Lakeside, Ohio
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the newest Tracy Letts play Linda Vista Great writing and directing. Actors are good. A must see. Another's big hit for Steppenwolf

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Thank Carol R
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the small venue. It makes for an intimate experience. We saw Straight White Men, which was great. The actors were brilliant. They even had a short group discussion that we thoroughly enjoyed. Top notch all the way.

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Thank MichiganTravelwriter
San Francisco Bay Area
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We visited for a performance of 'Monster,' a play adapted from a bestseller about a young black man on trial for murder. Billed as a YA show, the event did not disappoint with serious (and seriously good) ensemble acting. The 90-minute show had many young folks in the audience and a quick Q&A after. The theater itself has a bar... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 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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Thank ScubaFred
Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 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.

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Thank Anna G
Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 21 October 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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Thank michardert
Toronto
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Reviewed 19 October 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. :)

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near Milwaukee, WI
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 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.

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Thank CityHiker73
Naperville, Illinois
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133 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 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.

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