Our Mission
Presenting stories in an intimate space that help navigate our shared journey through the human experience.
Our Vision
Compass Theatre was created with the goal to optimize professional performance and leadership opportunities for the diverse array of artists in Chicago. 

Compass Theatre aims to launch or further careers in artistic leadership for the diverse community of artists in Chicago. We accomplish this by offering artistic leadership positions at Compass with designated term limits.  Those who serve as artistic leaders at Compass gain invaluable collaborative working skills including season planning, fiscal responsibility and working with a Board of Directors at a Professional Equity Theatre. Those persons then take these skills and experiences and expand their careers, perhaps opening doors that were previously closed.

We are non-ensemble based, and committed to only performing in smaller venues. This allows Compass Theatre to focus on its goal to optimize opportunities for others rather than growing for its own namesake.

Compass Theatre is committed to the standards and practices of Not In Our House. Learn more by visiting their website.


Compass Theatre is a non-profit 501c3 organization . All donations are tax exempt to the extent of the law.


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