Location & Parking

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is located at 1650 N Halsted Street in Chicago, IL, one block north of North Avenue (1650 N / 800W). It is easily reached by public transportation, car, bicycle, or foot. You can get directions by entering your location here:

Parking at Steppenwolf

Our parking facility consists of both a covered garage and an open-air lot, located just south of our theater at 1624 N Halsted.

Open Times

  • Monday-Friday: 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 1pm
  • Wednesday matinees: 12pm
  • Special events outside of
  • standard hours: please contact Audience Services

Closing Times

The covered garage closes 90 minutes after the conclusion of the final performance each day. Want to stay in the neighborhood longer than 90 minutes after the show? Tell our parking attendants after the play, and they'll help you move into our open air lot-- it's open all night.

Parking Rates

  • Just seeing the show? $10
  • Staying for dinner after a matinee? $12
  • Our parking facility only accepts cash. An ATM is located in the lobby of the Downstairs Theatre.

If you’re driving, we always suggest padding travel times, and arriving at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to your ticketed curtain time.

Parking alert e-mails
On days when we’re presenting performances in multiple theaters, it’s possible that the demand for parking will exceed the capacity of our facility, which may have an impact on people that arrive in the 30 minutes prior to their ticketed curtain time. For days we anticipate this happening, we e-mail a parking alert to all ticketed patrons who have an e-mail address on file with us. If you’re interested in this service, or just want to make sure we have the correct e-mail address on file, please e-mail customerservice@steppenwolf.org.

Call the Steppenwolf Parking Hotline: (312) 335-1774
If you find yourself arriving in the 30 minutes before your ticketed curtain time, please use your cell to call our parking when you’re a few blocks away from the theatre – we’ll let you know if we still have space in our facility, or suggest an alternative.

Parking options in the neighborhood

Street parking
Some pay box street parking is available in the neighborhood, including on the stretch of Halsted in front of the theater. Enforced from
8 am-10 pm, pay boxes take both coins and credit cards, and can be fed for up to two hours. Street parking tends to fill up quickly and shouldn't be relied upon as a last-second option.

Lincoln Park Center parking facility
The Lincoln Park Center parking facility, located at the Southeast corner of North and Halsted, is a six-minute walk away from the theater and accepts both cash and credit cards. Please note that Steppenwolf does not validate for the Lincoln Park Center.

Restaurant valet service
Many of the restaurants in the neighborhood offer valet parking service for their diners. Please contact the specific restaurant for availability, information and rates.

Accessible Parking

Our open-air parking lot features marked accessible parking spaces for vehicles bearing Person with Disabilities License Plates or Parking Placards. These spaces can accommodate vans with wheelchair lifts. From the open-air lot, patrons can access our theaters by a 36” wide ramp with handrails, a gradual slope and a non-slip surface.

Our multi-level covered garage does not have an elevator. If you prefer a parking space that can be accessed without using stairs, please let the parking attendant know upon arrival – we’ll always do our best to help you find a spot in our open-air lot.

To make arrangements for a courtesy whelechair  in advance of your visit, please e-mail access@steppenwolf.org or call (312) 932-2445. For more information on accessibility at Steppenwolf, please visit our Accessibility page.

Directions for Traveling by Public Transportation

Red Line L: North Clybourn stop
From the station, walk east past the Apple Store to the corner of North and Halsted. Walk a ½ block north on Halsted to the theater.

CTA Halsted Bus (#8)
The #8 Halsted bus runs North-South, and stops (in both directions) directly in front of the theater at 1650 N Halsted.

CTA North Avenue Bus (#72)
The #72 bus runs East-West, and stops (in both directions) a ½ block south of the theatre at the intersection of North and Halsted.

For more information on these and other routes, call the CTA Travel Center Hotline at (312) 836-7000, or visit the CTA web site.

Taxis
Hailing a cab after your performance is typically a pretty easy affair. If you’d like assistance hailing a cab or calling a company, though, just ask a member of the house staff – we’re happy to help.

Feel like biking?
There are places to lock up your bike in front of the theatre, and we’re happy to hold onto your bags and helmet during the performance.

Valet Parking at Steppenwolf

We’re happy to offer valet parking service directly in front of our main entrance at 1650 N Halsted St. Valet service is $13 (cash), and is available starting at 5pm on weeknights, 1pm on weekends, and at 12 noon before Wednesday matinees. Cars will be held for up to 90 minutes after the conclusion of the final performance of the day. (If you prefer to self-park your car, our garage and outdoor lot are still an option.)