For more than 30 years, Steppenwolf’s Veterans’ Night Preview Series has been an integral part of our outreach into the Chicago community. Steppenwolf is honored to recognize our local heroes and share an evening of great live theater with our nation’s veterans.

The Veterans’ Night Preview Series has special significance to the theater’s founders and artists. In 1984, co-founder Gary Sinise directed Tracers, which was written by an ensemble of actors who served in Vietnam, and veterans came by the hundreds. From Tracers on, Steppenwolf has honored veterans with a free performance and dinner at the final dress rehearsal of each of our five subscription series plays. It is a tradition that we are proud lives on to this day.

If you are a veteran who has served or is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, we thank you for your service to our country. To learn more about Steppenwolf’s Veterans’ Night Preview Series or to find out how you or your organization can participate, please contact

Veterans Night Community Partners

Albany Care 
Aurora Vet Center
Bryn Mawr Care
Chicago Helping Initiative 
Chicago Vet Center
Hines VA Med Center
Jesse Brown VA
Jewish War Veterans Post 29
Lincoln Park Community Center
North Chicago VA Med Center/The Captain James A. Lovell FHCC
The Night Ministry-Open Door Shelter-West Town
Prince Home at Manteno
Rush Day Hospital
Volunteers of America

Steppenwolf Veterans’ Night Preview Series Lead Sponsor

Steppenwolf is a participant of Blue Star Theatres, a program of Blue Star Families and Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre, with leadership support from the MetLife Foundation.

Military Discounts

Steppenwolf is a proud member of the Blue Star Theatres program, which offers discounts to our service men and women and their families. More details on Military Discounts.