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 - and always entertaining - professional theatre that's accessible and affordable to all audiences.

As the name suggests, Steel Beam provides a pillar for the community, offering an intimate 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.

What does it mean?

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 stories they tell. You'll discover that live theatre offers uncommon delights - perfect for an evening for two or a group of friends or family.

You'll Love Live Theatre!
You probably enjoy a musical group or performance live. Well, at Steel Beam we offer live musical performances as well. If you like cabaret-style and stand-up comedy, you'll laugh very hard at some of our hilarious comedies and comic performers. We're funny. We're musical. In all the right places. We're live. We're in the moment. We want you to be, too.