Public performance at Piotrowski Park, Chicago

For 46 years, Free Street has been committed to creating performance by, for, about, with, and in Chicago’s diverse communities.

This means there’s ALWAYS an opportunity to get involved!


We have opportunities for people of all ages who want to participate in creating performance that tells real Chicago stories.


Your time is valuable to you and to us! Volunteers make an incredible difference in putting on a production, making a memorable event, spreading the word or keeping Free Street shipshape. Contact us for how you can help.


In this, a little goes a long way. Free Street is committed to open access theater, which means all of our performances are free or pay-what-you-can. But free theater isn’t free for us! We pay our artists, provide childcare and food at rehearsals, offer bus fare to participants, and have a tutoring program for our youth artists. Even a small donation helps us make sure money isn’t a barrier to making art.