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:



The Who's Tommy

Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend
Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon
Directed by Glenn Hering

14 Performance Dates May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, June 3, 4 & 5, 2016.

All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm.

4th Street Theater is celebrating their 50th production this Sunday, May 15th, at 3:00pm, with a private after party gala/viewing of the critically acclaimed, rock 'n roll extravaganza, The Who’s Tommy by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff. The viewing of the show will be immediately followed by a catered meet-and-greet at Riley’s Railhouse through the generosity of Richard and Ann Marie Riley who are hosting this event. Food will be provided by the Red Cup. Admission is $40 for show and party through http://4thstreetncca.org or by telephone at (219)-926-7875. All proceeds will go toward the continued support of the 4th Street Theater—a hometown staple in northwest Indiana, providing award winning theater for over fifteen years. If you can't join us for the gala, still come for the show. Normal admission for Tommy is $18 and the production runs Fridays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 3:00pm, May 13th-June 5th.
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed, and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time TONY Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard Des McAnuff into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event.

After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother's lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia, and as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he's discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball.

Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. Please contact the box offices if you have any questions/concerns.



Third Annual 6 X 10 Play Festival – 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 2016.

Auditions: To Be Announced

6 Performances - August 26, 2016 - September 4, 2016

We are currently accepting scripts for the 2016 Festival until May 1st at 6:00 pm CST. Click here to learn how to submit your script . The Festival will present six original ten minute plays that have been selected from submissions sent in by local playwrights. Each play will be directed by a different director and have a different cast.
We will be announcing the final selection soon and having a call for directors. Auditions will be announced later. Please link click here to learn more.