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Hours:
Box Office: Mon.- Sat. 11am- 5pm & Sun. 1pm- 5pm

When to Go:
Open Year-Round

Age Restriction:
Young Adult Shows Available

Nearest Transit:
North/Clybourn (Red Line)

Important Information:
Advance Ticket Purchase Recommended

Quick Facts

  • The Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre Company was founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Jeff Perry and Terry Kinney.
  • Regarded as one of the best Chicago theatre companies, Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre has won a number of Tony Awards for their original performances over the years.
  • Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre ticket prices are reasonable and their is an on-site Chicago bar open before the show and during intermission.

Address:
1650 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60614
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Tour Review : Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

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Overall:
4
Location:
4
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

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Steppenwolf Theatre - Pricey art theatre is a neighborhood staple

The Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago is known for its progressive performances and iconic original ensemble; given the neighborhood that surrounds the Steppenwolf and the Chicago art scene in general, I would say this reputation is essentially spot on. 

This forward-thinking theater group is a mainstay in Lincoln Park, with signs promoting the upcoming show on seemingly every corner within two blocks of the theatre. Also, the Steppenwolf is prominently displayed for every rider on the L Brown Line traveling from the Loop to Kimball, and you can easily walk to the Steppenwolf from the North/Clybourn stop. I actually sort of stumbled on the Steppenwolf traveling in the wrong direction in search of the Second City Theatre, but given all the advertising for the theatre in the area I essentially couldn't miss it.

Tickets were a little out of my price range (in the $70 range) and I wasn't familiar with the show playing that night (Clybourne Park, a Chicago original) so I passed on the Steppenwolf in favor of the Second City, which is a much more affordable option in the area. 

However, the Steppenwolf is clearly a highlight of the Chicago theater scene, and its location far outside the theater district make it one of the hidden gems for tourists interested in performance art. Definitely worth stopping by to see what show is currently playing, or even to just check out the theater itself. (FYI: Parking looks extremely limited near the Steppenwolf – I’d highly recommend taking the L to the Steppenwolf.)

If you're a theatre connoisseur in Chicago, be sure to look up the Steppenwolf.

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Ticket Pricing

  • Adult Price
    $10.00
  • Child Price
    $20.00

Summary

Features: The Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre in Lincoln Park is one of the most celebrated theaters in Chicago. This award-winning ensemble was founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Jeff Perry and Terry Kinney, and has produced some of the best Chicago plays of all-time, including The Grapes of Wrath and August: Osage County.

Why We Go: The Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago regularly features some of the best Chicago shows, and gives theatre enthusiasts the chance to see famous actors performing in an intimate atmosphere.

  • Great Ensemble: The decorated ensemble that makes up the Steppenwolf Theatre Company includes famous actors like John Malkovich, Joan Allen and Gary Cole. 
  • Past Plays: Many Chicago locals claim to have never seen a bad play at the Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre, and with past productions on their resume like Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolff? and Orson's Shadow, we'd be hard-pressed to argue with them.   
  • Reasonable Ticket Prices: Ticket prices at the Steppwenwolf Theatre range anywhere between $20 and $50, and same-day theatre prices are occasionally available at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company Box Office.

Inside Knowledge: If you're on vacation in Chicago with teenagers or adolescents, the Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre has a Young Adult season in which they showcase great Chicago theatre events for families and teachers. Check the Chicago events calendar on Chicago Traveler for more information on up-coming family friendly events in Chicago.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Order an Intermission Drink: Purchase a drink from the on-site Chicago bar before the show, and the friendly bartender at the Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre will give you the opportunity to buy your intermission drinks, which will then be waiting for you during the brief performance intermission.   
  • Do Take Advantage of Specials: Chicago show deals at the Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre include their last-minute Rush, which sells remaining tickets for same-day Chicago theatre performances at $20 starting at 1pm the day of the show. (Availability varies, but it's certainly worth calling this top Chicago theatre venue.)
  • Don't Skip the Nearby Restaurants: Popular Chicago restaurants close to the Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre include the Adobo Grill for some of the best Mexican food in Chicago, and the Trattoria Gianni Chicago is a popular Italian restaurant in Chicago.   
  • Don't Forget to Dress Up: The Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre is a classy Chicago attraction in Lincoln Park, so you'll want to dress up in a business casual manner when you visit this popular Chicago theatre.  

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Tour Review : Steppenwolf Chicago Theatre


Jason Bushey

Joined: April 2011

xxx.xxx.244.242

Overall:
4
Location:
4
Information:
4
Fun Factor:
4

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 11/11

Went with:

The tour was:

Steppenwolf Theatre - Pricey art theatre is a neighborhood staple

The Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago is known for its progressive performances and iconic original ensemble; given the neighborhood that surrounds the Steppenwolf and the Chicago art scene in general, I would say this reputation is essentially spot on. 

This forward-thinking theater group is a mainstay in Lincoln Park, with signs promoting the upcoming show on seemingly every corner within two blocks of the theatre. Also, the Steppenwolf is prominently displayed for every rider on the L Brown Line traveling from the Loop to Kimball, and you can easily walk to the Steppenwolf from the North/Clybourn stop. I actually sort of stumbled on the Steppenwolf traveling in the wrong direction in search of the Second City Theatre, but given all the advertising for the theatre in the area I essentially couldn't miss it.

Tickets were a little out of my price range (in the $70 range) and I wasn't familiar with the show playing that night (Clybourne Park, a Chicago original) so I passed on the Steppenwolf in favor of the Second City, which is a much more affordable option in the area. 

However, the Steppenwolf is clearly a highlight of the Chicago theater scene, and its location far outside the theater district make it one of the hidden gems for tourists interested in performance art. Definitely worth stopping by to see what show is currently playing, or even to just check out the theater itself. (FYI: Parking looks extremely limited near the Steppenwolf – I’d highly recommend taking the L to the Steppenwolf.)

If you're a theatre connoisseur in Chicago, be sure to look up the Steppenwolf.