Enjoy cocktails and conversation before and after Steep main stage performances. Explore music, stories, poetry, and more from across Chicago on Sunday and Monday evenings. Stop by for a beer and be part of the amazing group of people who call Steep home.
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.
The Boxcar is located next to Steep Theatre at 1115 W Berwyn Ave. It’s two doors east of the Berwyn Red Line stop.
Thursday: 5pm - midnight
Friday: 5pm - midnight
Saturday: 5pm - midnight
Sunday: 5pm - 10pm
Monday: 5pm - midnight
Hours are subject to change.
Christmas: Closed 12/23 & 12/24
New Year’s Eve: Closed 12/31
Curated by members of Steep's ensemble, performances and events are regularly scheduled on Sunday and Monday evenings. Check back often for the latest schedule.
Performances in The Boxcar are free for all audiences and reservations are not required. The Boxcar is open to all ages.
The Boxcar will be a home for new plays this winter. We’re opening the space to the theatre community on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights for play readings and workshops produced by the artists and open to all.
Performances in The Boxcar are free for all audiences and reservations are not required.
Saturday, December 15, 7:30pm
Fran and Leni by Sadie Hasler, read by Lisa Hodsoll and Claire Schoonover
Thursday, December 20, 7:30pm
Loneliness, A Comedy by Nancy Schaefer
Friday, December 21, 7:30pm
Winter Holidays Songs, Stories, & Poems with Colin Sphar and Michael Turrentine
Friday, January 4, 7:30pm
Thursday, January 10, 7:30pm
Say Cheesecake! A parody Golden Girls Musical by Allison Fradkin, and co-directed by Maggie Mitchell and Iris Sowlat
Featured Visual Artist
November 11 - January 11
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We are interested in presenting music, poetry, storytelling, workshops, and more. Reach out if you would like to share something with us on the Boxcar stage!
The Boxcar was made possible through the generosity of more than 300 members of the Steep Theatre community, including leadership support from: Casey Blass & Lee Manford, David Bock, Reid & Jennifer Quinn Broda, Dean & Caroline Browell, Susan Burland & George Plumb, Ken Burlington, Carpenter Financial, The City of Chicago, Holly & David Collins, Robert D. Collins Fund, Kassie Davis & Bruce Beatus, Sonya Dekhtyar, The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Fitzgerald, Sara Foster & Adam Levy, Gregg Gilman, Elaine Glusac & Dave Bartusek, Susan & Peter Gray, Dorothy Harza, Leigh & John Hourihane, Peter James, Stephen H. Johnson, Rita & Jim Knox, Kerry & Kenny Lassus, Shana Lowitz & William Swaim, M.D., Ted Lowitz, Susie & Tom MacLean, Cooper Melgreen, Barbara & Ed Mills, Anne Marie Dumas Mitchell, Anne & Richard Moore, Jennifer & Peter Moore, Kate L. Moore, Margaret & Peter Morris, James T. O’Neill, Amanda & Doug Passmore, Pepsico Foundation, Prairie Home Builders, Catherine & Jon Putnam, Melissa & Jeff Riemer, Ted Ries, Alan & Debra Rosenberg, Gregory Rothman, Mike J. Salinas, Karen & Frank Schneider, Jessica & Christoph Schrey, Elisabeth Rose & Owen Shapiro, Hope & Jeff Sheffield, Kate Welborn & Ann McGill, Anna Wermuth & Alex Gillmor, and Lisa & Randy White.