Steppenwolf Theatre's $54M Project

The Halsted Street corridor in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago will have a new home soon of the new Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The storied Chicago theater and its $54 million project has been in constuction since March 2019 and will create a new education center and a 400-seat theater-in-the-round, built on the parking lot south of the theater’s current 1650 N. Halsted home. The structure will also contain Steppenwolf’s offices in addition to the theatre.The 50,000 square foot building in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood and is expected to open in the summer of 2021.

The union general contractor is Norcon, Inc. with Rico Perez, Local 13 as Superintendent. Among those handling the concrete work for this project is concrete union contractor is Concrete Structures with John Reynolds, Local 13 as the steward.

When you look at Steppenwolf’s 45-year history, it’s been marked by a constant desire to be innovative,” Eric Lefkofsky, chair of the theater’s board of trustees, said. “It’s become apparent that the existing campus just can’t meet all our needs. We wanted to give the artistic ensemble all the tools they need.”

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