Steep into 1113 - The Berwyn Expansion Campaign

The Vision

A newly renovated lounge space adjacent to Steep Theatre's lobby - a space for conversation, performance, and enjoying the Steep experience.

The Campaign

With recognition opportunities for gifts from $500 to $50,000, this $170,000 campaign will bring Steep's lounge to life. 

The Details

1113 W Berwyn, the storefront adjacent to Steep Theatre is currently being used as a rehearsal hall. Renovating the space into a cabaret-style lounge will:

  • Enhance the Steep experience by creating a captivating environment that encourages audiences to come early and stay late
  • Engage Steep with a broader community of performers, artists, audiences, and neighbors
  • Generate revenue that will help Steep accomplish its future artistic goals
  • Provide a rental venue where theatres and other community organizations can host events and meetings

This renovation will cost $170,000 and will include:

  • An additional artistic space for individual performances, script development workshops, greater community engagement, and other creative uses
  • A full-service bar to support patrons of Steep plays and performances in the lounge
  •  An additional entrance to Steep’s lobby
  • Two new restrooms

The Benefits of Building the Future

$50,000

  • Naming opportunity for Steep Theatre’s main stage
  • Commemorative recognition installed above entrance to the main stage
  • Prominent campaign recognition in the entryway between the lounge and Steep’s lobby
  • An invitation to an exclusive inaugural dinner with the artistic leadership on the Steep main stage

$25,000

  • One of two naming opportunities:
    • The lounge’s stage
    • The Steep Theatre lobby
  • Commemorative recognition installed by lounge’s stage or in the Steep lobby, respectively
  • Prominent campaign recognition in the entryway between the lounge and Steep’s lobby
  • An invitation to an exclusive inaugural dinner with the artistic leadership on the Steep main stage

$10,000

  • One of two naming opportunities:
    • The lounge’s bar - SPOKEN FOR
    • Steep’s dressing room
  • Commemorative recognition by the bar or dressing room, respectively
  • Campaign recognition in the entryway between the lounge and Steep’s lobby
  • An invitation to an exclusive inaugural dinner with the artistic leadership on the Steep main stage

$5,000

  • Naming opportunity for one of the lounge’s two restrooms
  • Commemorative recognition by the restroom
  • Campaign recognition in the entryway between the lounge and Steep’s lobby
  • An invitation to a private inaugural party in the new lounge with Steep artistic leadership

$2,500

  • A fully hosted pre-show reception in the lounge for up to ten guests (includes appetizers, two drinks per person, up to ten tickets to the Steep play, and the company of at least two Steep ensemble members)
  • Recognition in the entryway between the lounge and Steep’s lobby
  • An invitation to a private inaugural party in the new lounge with Steep artistic leadership

$1,000

  • Recognition in the entryway between the lounge and Steep’s lobby
  • An invitation to a private inaugural party in the new lounge with Steep artistic leadership

All above donors and those who give $500 or more to the Berwyn Expansion Campaign will receive:

  • Recognition in the Steep playbill for one year
  • An invitation to the lounge’s VIP opening night party
  • A complimentary pre-show beverage in the lounge at all Steep plays for one year

To make a pledge to this campaign, to discuss stock transfer options, or to establish a timed payment schedule, please contact Kate Piatt-Eckert at kate@steeptheatre.com or 773-649-3186.

Steep Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizaiton. For federal income tax purposes, your contribution will be tax-deductible as allowed by law.