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Over 50 years and counting

Since 1969, Free Street has been at the forefront of the movement to create affordable, inclusive, and innovative theater in communities across Chicago.

Proud to be an Arts Partner in a landmark Chicago park

Free Street’s headquarters are located in the historic Pulaski Park building, which has been serving the West Town community and beyond since 1912. We love being a Chicago Arts Partner, and part of such a vibrant neighborhood institution. We also operate the Storyfront, a satellite site in Back of the Yards.

50 Years of Free Street

Since 1969, Free Street has been a necessary innovator in Chicago, seeking out new and effective ways to challenge racial and economic segregation through the arts.

What Free Street does all day

Free Street Talks

Free Street specializes in bringing people together to discuss difficult issues in fun, complicated, and deeply human ways.


Free Street works with people across Chicago to create original ensemble performance that tells the complicated stories of our city.

Workshops and Trainings

Free Street offers a wide-range of workshops, classes, and trainings for people of all ages to develop their skills as artists and change-makers.


The Storyfront, located at 43rd and Ashland, is a hub for performance, cultural events, and community storytelling.