Award-winning professional performing arts theatre in the heart of St. Charles

Welcome to Steel Beam Theatre

3, 2, 1.....Go! We're Coming Home!

Steel Beam Theatre's 2021-2022 Season Opens Soon!

Steel Beam Theatre will be re-opening with a season featuring one, two and three performers for a unique theatre experience. Following guidelines regarding safety of our workers and patrons, all actors and staff will be vaccinated with proof of vaccination on file. In accordance with guidelines that suggest a six foot distancing between patrons, the Board of Directors has decided that all patrons be required to mask up, whether vaccinated or not. Given the intimate size of our theatre and backstage, we are implementing these measures as a precaution. Cleaning of the theatre between performances is mandatory and hand sanitizing stations will be present for all to utilize.

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Your generosity will help us to continue our 19-year history of producing quality theatre – and providing quality theatre education for youth - in the Fox Valley.

We appreciate your help today as we look forward to a time, hopefully in the very near future, when we can meet again in the theatre and hear a hearty round of applause.

We will continue to communicate with you as we make decisions about the remainder of our season and our annual gala, currently scheduled for June 26 at Baker Community Center.


Steel Beam Theatre Board of Directors

Donations to SBT

We're passionate about our mission to produce quality professional theatre in the Fox Valley and to provide inspiring youth education and performance offerings. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, please consider a tax-deductible donation to Steel Beam Theatre. No sum is too little, and all are welcome. Your contribution will be recognized in our season program, highlighting our donors and sponsors. You can also choose to remain anonymous.


Steel Beam Theatre Mission

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), and the Fox Valley region.

Our mission includes developing programs that build and foster interest in the performing arts for future generations. To that end, we are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization in order to pursue youth and community outreach, training and education.

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 or day out for two or a group.

Why live theatre?

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 love to see you there as well.