Childrens Entertainment

Steel Beam Childrens Theatre St Charles

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Steel Beam Childrens Theatre
111 W. Main Street
St Charles
IL
60174
Tel: 630 587 8521

Directions

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.

Where are we going today?

The Steel Beam Children's Theatre offers children's and family entertainment in a classic adult setting.

There are always multiple show options running specifically for children, in a family friendly and child supportive environment.

They also offer participation theatre in the form of classes, summer camps, workshops and audition-based theatrical productions for children ages 6 to 16.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10 to $23
  • Children$15 to $25
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Show times vary. Year round opening.

What people are saying?

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    I enjoy writing unbiased Google reviews, and have no affiliation with the Steel Beam Theatre, located on Route 64 in downtown St Charles. The theater was founded in 2001 by Donna Steel, and my wife and I—sometimes with friends, often alone—have attended seven performances there. There is a new play about every other month. Parking is plentiful in the city garage conveniently located directly behind the theater; the walk from the four story, free parking garage to the theater is 100 yards.

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    I am so sorry..I simply don't agree with the other reviewers..I chose 1 star because there was no lower scale to rate this awful theater on.I was drawn in by the wonderful description on the Steel Beam Website and decided to go to a production called "Au Pair Man". This turned out to be a total waste of time. ATTENTION Steel Beam Theater Management: It's sure not very impressive for a patron to walk into a "historical" building and find garbage cans all over the lobby collecting dripping water from your ceiling. The carpet was FILTHY and had water...Read More

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by sven coolkayaker

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I enjoy writing unbiased Google reviews, and have no affiliation with the Steel Beam Theatre, located on Route 64 in downtown St Charles. The theater was founded in 2001 by Donna Steel, and my wife and I—sometimes with friends, often alone—have attended seven performances there. There is a new play about every other month. Parking is plentiful in the city garage conveniently located directly behind the theater; the walk from the four story, free parking garage to the theater is 100 yards.

The tickets can be bought online from the main website, and although there is a small handling charge, the website ordering is simple and convenient as it permits you to select your actual seat on a chart. When you purchase, your name is at the theater on a list, so you just say your name and are shown to your seats. This theater is small and quaint, with exposed bricks and the namesake steel beam above the stage. The seats are padded theater style chairs in about 10 rows only—everyone gets a great view! The front row, typically too close in most theaters, is a wonderful favorite of my wife and I. You will see every bead of sweat and vibrating tongue for the musicals from these seats.

The performers are, in a word, exceptional. Although this is a community theater, the actors and with a long list of prior performances, in general, as noted in the playbill. It’s a credit to the reputation of this fine theater that it can attract such talent. The plays range from two-person, intimate, one setting performances, to multi-character musicals. The website is up-to-date.

There are so many places to eat locally, that you can park and have a lovely meal (ZaZa’s Trattoria in the same block is a favorite, as is McNally’s Pub) and wander up to the Steel Beam on the fourth floor and enjoy a performance, all in a fraction of the time and expense to see a Chicago play.

Highly recommended.

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I am so sorry..I simply don't agree with the other reviewers..I chose 1 star because there was no lower scale to rate this awful theater on.I was drawn in by the wonderful description on the Steel Beam Website and decided to go to a production called "Au Pair Man". This turned out to be a total waste of time. ATTENTION Steel Beam Theater Management: It's sure not very impressive for a patron to walk into a "historical" building and find garbage cans all over the lobby collecting dripping water from your ceiling. The carpet was FILTHY and had water stains all over it.I attempted to ignore the EXTREME smallness of the venue and the cramped, uncomfortable seating because my money was already spent.I was equally disgusted by the blatant racism that was on display disguised as a theatrical performance at this theater. FYI-I am a seasoned theater patron.I have been to MANY theater productions of several types from Broadway to small town theater all over the country.I have NEVER felt moved to actually walk out of a theater mid show before this production (which I did at intermission ).The continual negative references to "dusky people" as well as insulting comments about people of color, especially women was disturbing to say the least. The final insult was that the acting in this production was mediocre AT BEST. This was my first (and final) visit to your theater.I will advise everyone I know not to waste their hard earned money on this theater- was truly the WORST $27.50 I have ever spent for ANYTHING. BEWARE! GO AT YOUR OWN RISK

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