Award-winning professional theatre up close on Main Street

About Us


Steel Beam Theatre Mission

Professional, award-winning theatre up close in the heart of St. Charles

From the beginning, Steel Beam Theatre has focused on presenting passionate, engaging, provoking - but always entertaining - professional theatre that's accessible and affordable to all audiences.

As the name suggests, Steel Beam provides a pillar of the community, offering a gathering place for those deeply interested in fostering the arts in downtown St. Charles as well as the surrounding cities (South Elgin, Batavia, Geneva and West Chicago), as well as the Fox Valley region.

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.

You'll love the Beam!
Experience theatre performances in a unique, intimate space where you're up close to the actors and the story their telling. Live theatre offers an uncommon delight that's perfect for an evening for two or a group.

You probably enjoy your favorite musicians live and up close. Well, we sing and dance. If you like cabaret-style stand-up comedy, we're funny, too, and in all the right places. Everything we do is live and in the moment. We'd like to see you there as well.