Welcome to 4th Street Theater!


Producing Award-Winning theater in Northwest Indiana. Call 219.926.7875 for reservations or more information.

4th Street Theater is located in downtown Chesterton Indiana. We are an active member of the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theater Foundation, a member of American Association of Community Theatre, and The Duneland Chamber of Commerce .


Coming Soon:


Jane Eyre, A Musical Drama

Book by John Caird, Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon, Additional Lyrics by John Caird

Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte
Directed by Glenn Hering

Performance Dates

May 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 & 31, 2015. All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm.

We are having a special Industry Night performance on May 14th open to members of the theater community. For details or to reserve tickets for this night, please call the box office.

Charlotte Bronte's classic tale of gothic romance gains a hauntingly beautiful score and tragically moving songs in it's musical adaptation. Nominated for five Tony Awards, JANE EYRE explores religion, sexuality and protofeminism, all while enchanting audiences with a timeless love story.


Jane's story begins in Gateshead, where she is in the unfortunate care of her cruel Aunt Sarah and cousin John, as per her uncle's dying wish. The miserable young orphan is finally rescued when she is sent away to attend Lowood School for Girls. After six years, Jane leaves Lowood and is shortly after hired as a governess at Thornfield Hall. Here she meets Mr. Edward Rochester, thus beginning her passionate and heart-wrenching journey of love, loss and the struggles of morality.



Miss Julie

Written by August Strindberg

Adaptation by Pennie Penniston
Directed by Donald Beck

Performance Dates

July 17 through August 2, 2015. All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm.

Miss Julie is August Strindberg's naturalistic tragedy about sex, greed and manipulation. Told in one act over the course of one evening, the play deals with the power struggle between the aristocratic Miss Julie and her father's handsome, ambitious valet Jean. What begins as a flirtatious contest for power, rapidly escalates to a love relationship - or is it just lust? - that is fully consummated. Over the course of the play, the battle for control swings back and forth between them until Jean finally convinces Miss Julie that the only way to escape her predicament is to commit suicide.

Although originally banned by the censors after its first public production, "Miss Julie" has since become one of Strindberg's most popular and frequently performed plays.



Second Annual 6x10 Festival

6 X 10 – An Evening of Original Ten-Minute Plays

The 4th Street Theater will present “6 X 10 – An Evening of Original Ten-Minutes Plays” in August 2015.

For our Second Annual 6x10 Festival we are currently accepting scripts for review. The deadline is May 18th! Please link click here to learn more.

We highly recommend you make a reservation for any performances.
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