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:



I Never Saw Another Butterfly

By Celeste Raspanti
Directed by Sandra Assarian

Performance Dates

March 10 thru 26, 2017

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

From 1942 to 1945, during WWII, over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, a former military garrison set up as a ghetto in Czechoslovakia. It soon became a station, a stopping-off place, for hundreds of thousands of Jews on their way to the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When Terezin was liberated in 1945, only about a hundred were still alive. The story of those years at Terezin remains in drawings and poems collected and published in the book, I Never Saw Another Butterfly .

One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, of flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true story of the children. It is her play and it is theirs. This play is an imaginative creation of her story from documentary materials: poems, diaries, letters, journals, drawings and pictures.

There were no butterflies at Terezin, of course, but for the children, butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to tolerate and endure the hardships of their lives.


Makeshift Up

Crown Point Community Theatre's Improv Group

March 19th at 7:00pm only!

Come and enjoy an evening of laughs with Crown Point Community Theatre's improv team - Makeshift Up. On March 19th, they will be coming to 4th Street Theater


Sunset Boulevard

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Books and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton
Based on the Billy Wilder Film
Directed by Glenn Hering
Music Direction by Jeff Otto
Vocal direction by Linda Pauli

Auditions: February 20 and 21 at 7 pm

Performance Dates

May 19th thru June 4, 2017

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

SUNSET BOULEVARD weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent film movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of 'talkies.' Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion


4th Annual 6x10 Play Festival

Scripts are being accepted between March 1st and May 1st. Click here for more information on submitting your script

Performance Dates

August 2017

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

An evening of six ten minute plays, written by local playwrights, will be performed at the 4th Street Theater. These plays were selected entries submitted within a 200 mile radius of Chesterton.

More Events

To view the rest of our 2017 schedule please click on our events page .

We highly recommend you make a reservation for any performances.

Please note that reservations will NOT be accepted via email or thru social media (Facebook or Twitter). Please call the box office or visit our Brown Paper Tickets link (on the event page) to make reservations.