The Compass is a groundbreaking, live interactive performance that explores the intersection of technology and decision-making. At the center of The Compass is a trial, determining the fate of a young person who used the app to make a life-altering decision. In this play, every show will end differently, depending on what you, the audience, decide. Join us as we navigate the question: When someone else, or something else, tells you what to do, what exactly are you responsible for?

What to expect

1. Interactive does not mean that you will be pulled onstage; however, you will participate in a group discussion moderated by an actor.
2. Purchasing a ticket guarantees admission. We will let you know your seats when you arrive.
3.As an audience member, you will be asked to: make decisions; persuade others of your opinion; determine the fate of those on stage; have fun and enjoy the show!

Best Availability

Performances are currently sold out. Please call our box office to learn about standby tickets, which we are often able to seat- (312) 335-1650.

For Open Caption and Sign Language ticketing Mar 11 at 7:30PM, please call our box office- (312) 335-1650.

Watch & Listen

  1. <i>THE COMPASS</i> in Production

    THE COMPASS in Production

  2. <i>THE COMPASS</i> - Trailer

    THE COMPASS - Trailer

  3. <i>THE COMPASS</i> in Rehearsal

    THE COMPASS in Rehearsal

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members

Buy Tickets

Tickets for this production are not currently on sale. Call 312-335-1650 for more information.

Running Time

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Special Performances

Performance sold out?
Even if a performance is sold out, there's still a chance you can get a ticket. Please call the box office at 312-335-1650 to find out about standby tickets and wait lists.

Public Performances
For tickets to our public performances, please click the "buy tickets" link above or call Audience Services at 312-335-1650.

Student Performances
For school group tickets to weekday 10am matinee performances, contact Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ Education Assistant Jared Bellot at 312.654.5643 or by email at

American Sign Language-Interpreted
TBD(student performance)
Friday, March 11: 7:30pm (public performances)

Open Captioning
Friday, March 11: 7:30pm

Audio Description and Touch Tour
Saturday, March 5
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Curtain: 3pm


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