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Donna Steele

One day in 1999, I peered into this space, a nearly empty, partially-used storage area. And through the dust and grime of many years and the plaster here and there that disguised the beautiful riverstone walls, I saw a perfect place...for a theatre. 
The only obstacle seemed to be the two-and-a-half-foot thick stone wall that divided the space in two! A contractor was called in, and as he stood before the formidable wall, he slowly shook his head from side to side: partly in awe, I suppose, for the labor of those men who over one hundred years ago built this wall; and partly in wonder, I suppose, about the dream of this woman which required tearing it down.
And after what seemed like an eternity, he spoke: "Well, the only thing you can do, I suppose, is cut a hole in it and put up a steel beam."
Magic!
It was at that moment I knew Steel Beam Theatre was meant to be.
It is my dream and hope and mission that she will live up to her name:
STEEL: Strength, holding up, bearing responsibility, enduring
BEAM: Light, hope, joy, inspiration
THEATRE: A sacred place where we can share the mysteries, the joys, the wonders of our human experience.


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Steel Beam Theatre FAQs
Steel Beam Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing high quality theatrical entertainment, training and arts awareness to the Fox Valley community at an affordable price.

Box Office
Box Office hours vary. Please call ahead to 630.587.8521 to check availability.

Seating & Ticketing
Four rows plus two sections in the rear wings of comfortable leather seats with armrests. See chart
Mainstage tickets are priced at $28 for adults, $25 for seniors (age 62 and over,) $23 for students (age 16 and under), and $22 per ticket for groups of 10 or more. Children who are able to walk must have their own seat. Tickets for children's shows are $15 for adults and $10 for children 16 and under.
We do not refund non-subscription tickets. If possible, we will exchange both subscription and non-subscription tickets for a remaining performance. Exchange requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to the performance in question.

Location
On the second floor at 111. W. Main Street in St. Charles, on the south side of the street. Entrances are on Main Street (with handicapped access) and from the parking lot behind the theatre. Click here for an interactive map and directions.

Parking
Parking is available along Main Street, in the covered city parking deck behind (south of) the theatre, and along the streets to the east, south and west of the theatre.

Mainstage performances
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday afternoons at 3pm. Extra performances occasionally are added to shows.

Children's Stage performances
Saturdays at 10.30am and 1.00pm, and Sundays at 1.00pm. Extra performances occasionally are added to shows.

Private performances
During a show's run, weekday and off-weekend private performances can be arranged for groups of 40 or more.

Girl Scout Workshops
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Support Steel Beam
Steel Beam Theatre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and gifts are tax-deductible. Please go here to make an online donation, or contact the Theatre at 630.587.8521. Thank you.

Memorials and Honorariums
Have you considered making a donation to Steel Beam Theatre as a way to honor a friend or loved one? Please call us at 630.587.8521 to discuss.

Board of Directors
We seek candidates for seats on our Board of Directors.
Board representatives are expected to assist at theatre events and functions, serve on a committee, attend performances and board meetings, and promote and advance the theatre’s mission and goodwill in the community. Board members are also expected contribute to the financial health of the organization.
Monthly Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.
Interested Kane County residents are invited to submit letters of interest, resumes, and qualifications to Donna Steele at 111 W. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. Submissions are also accepted by email to Donna Steele.
Steel Beam Theatre, established in 2001, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to bring high-quality theatrical entertainment, training, and arts awareness to the Fox Valley community at an affordable price. SBT celebrates its 11th Anniversary this season.

President
Vice President...................................Michael Parker
Secretary................................Mary Hutchings Reed
Member...............................................Joe Billquist
Member......................................Terry Christianson
Member.............................................Bernie Weiler
Member............................................Jennifer Strohl
Member........................................Richard Westphal
Member..................................................Bob Kresz
Ex-officio member .............................Donna Steele

Administration
Artistic/Executive Director..................Donna Steele
Youth Theatre Coordinator........................Lori Holm
                                                       630.887.7269
Graphic Design...................................Simply Redd
                                                     Kyla Buchanan
                                                       630.377.6447
Photography ........................................Ken Beach

Internships Available
Steel Beam Theatre offers student internships in direction, music direction and media.
High school-age students serve as Assistant Directors and/or Musical Directors in our award-winning children's theatre productions.
The Theatre also seeks a Media Intern to assist the Executive Director and webmaster with the Theatre's publicity and communication efforts. All internships offer students a professional, supervised experience.


Steel Beam Theatre • 111 W. Main Street • St Charles • Ill. • 60174
Tel 630.587.8521 • Fax: 630.587.8556 • Email: BoxOffice@steelbeamtheatre.com