3711 N. Ravenswood Ave
The mission of the Griffin Theatre Company is to create extraordinary and meaningful theatrical experiences for both children and adults by building bridges of understanding between generations that instill in its audience an appreciation of the performing arts.
The Griffin Theatre Company originated in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood in a factory loft the company renovated. In July 1992, the Griffin relocated to Andersonville and renovated the historic Calo Theater. Seven years ago the Griffin vacated its space in Andersonville after thirteen years. Despite being displaced from its longtime home it was always a major goal for the Griffin to have a permanent home. That goal was reached in early 2011 with the city of Chicago selling to the Griffin an abandon police station at 1940 West Foster Avenue near Damen Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood for one dollar. The Griffin plans to begin construction sometime in 2015.
Productions and Recognition:
Over the last twenty-five years the Griffin has provided a wide range of work including world and mid-west premieres of acclaimed scripts, critically lauded productions of Shakespeare and original adaptations of novels. Many of the Griffin's 100 plus productions have appeared on Chicago area critics "Best of the Year" lists. These productions included, Time and the Conway, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, Ash Can Alley, Shakespeare’s Dog, Much Ado About Nothing, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace, The Downside, Romeo and Juliet, Loving Little Egypt, Independence, Letters Home, Port and recently, Punk Rock & Spring Awakening.