Tips for Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre

1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago IL 60614
Goldstar

95 Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre Tips

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sonia nahmod
11 events
2 reviews
10 stars
Lots of restaurants at different prices available on the block or very nearby. Snacks and drinks are available at the theater and attached bar.
sonia nahmod
11 events
2 reviews
10 stars
Valet was $14. Too expensive for an hour and 30 minute show. It can be hard to find street parking because of the restaurants and theaters on that street. Even taxis have been scarce. There is a bus on Halsted, and the red line stops on North Avenue...they are options.
sonia nahmod
11 events
2 reviews
10 stars
The weather was cool and pleasant. I wore slacks and a warm jacket, needed always because of the air conditioning on all the time..
Harmon
94 events
69 reviews
10 stars
There's a pretty good middle eastern restaurant called Dawali across the street, but it fills up pretty quickly before the show. BYOB.
Harmon
94 events
69 reviews
10 stars
Very limited bar on the theatre level. No vermouth, for instance. So no real martini or Manhattan. If you want a cocktail, get it on the first floor.
Harmon
94 events
69 reviews
10 stars
The theatre claims to be on the third floor. It's not. It's on the 4th floor by any rational measurement. Bear that in mind if you decide not to wait for the elevator - which by the way is supposed to hold only 8 people so don't crowd in, & don't let that extra person on. Really.
matjack85
5 events
4 reviews
0 stars
Cab fare from the Steppenwolf to Union Station was $9.40 when I took it.
matjack85
5 events
4 reviews
0 stars
If you need a cab after the performance just tell one of the staff members. They have a cabbie light right outside the main doors that they will activate for you. As soon as the cabs see that light go on they will pull up right to the curb and pick you up.
matjack85
5 events
4 reviews
0 stars
Don't let the fact that some plays at the Steppenwolf are at the upstairs theater up on the 3rd floor. You don't have to climb the stairs. They have 2 elevators to take you up there and the 3rd floor lobby has its own bathrooms, bar, and snack bar just like you'd find on the main floor.
Me
Me
27 events
7 reviews
11 stars
There is a parking garage that charges $10 to park. Street parking is very hard to find.
Lisa
11 events
4 reviews
2 stars
The theater is great - no bad seats
Pengyao Jiang
6 events
3 reviews
0 stars
$2 for coffee and tea!
Eric
17 events
11 reviews
0 stars
Very easy to get to from the Red Line (North/Clybourn stop)
Eric
17 events
11 reviews
0 stars
Autumn definitely takes care of you, she was great!
Eric
17 events
11 reviews
0 stars
Any attire is acceptable
Goldstar Member
18 events
3 reviews
2 stars
The bartender, Autumn was awesome!!!
Goldstar Member
13 events
7 reviews
5 stars
Not worth the full ticket price.
Goldstar Member
13 events
7 reviews
5 stars
Halsted Bus is at the front door. Parking at $10.00 in attached lot is a good value
Goldstar Member
13 events
7 reviews
5 stars
Good selection of wine and hard stuff
Goldstar Member
13 events
7 reviews
5 stars

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