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About Us

I admire artists. By sharing what is in their hearts, they open our minds and add perspective to our lives.
- Anne Phillips, Owner
The Edge Theater

Chicago has a very special storefront theater community. Many individuals in this community have unexpected alter egos, such as realtor, accountant, lawyer, financial analyst, jewelry designer, middle manager, or computer engineer. Others are able to make the performing arts their primary profession. All benefit from having a place to showcase their craft and teach it to others. The Edge Theater was created to be such a place: available to all, no agenda, a blank slate with some fun bells and whistles.

At first, the building served as the home of a children’s theater company, providing room for classes, story hours, rehearsals, performances, and even summer camps. It was also available to itinerant theater and dance companies looking for a place to perform. The inaugural show, The Hound of the Baskervilles produced by Idle Muse Theatre Company, opened in March 2016. As time passed, the children’s theater company moved on, and it became apparent there was high demand for a more intimate and flexible performance space. We were able to grow our family of renters by purchasing an adjacent building and creating a black box theater. Opened in January 2019, this space is aptly named The Edge Off Broadway.

Audiences visiting The Edge Theater have enjoyed musical theatre, straight plays, dance performances, storytelling, concerts, world premieres, and works in progress. We are honored to have so many artists use The Edge Theater to tell their stories, teach their craft, and grow their community.  

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How to Contact Us

  • Phone: (773)769-9112
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Work with Us

The Edge Theater is always on the hunt for new talent! We accept resumes for the below positions on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, 3 professional references, and a statement of interest in the body of your email to hello@edgetheater.com.

Hiring Policy

The Edge Theater actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information or political affiliation. Minorities and womxn are encouraged to apply.


Please note that although we always accept applications for the below resumes, we may not be actively hiring at the time of your application.

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Our Cleaners keep that "new theater smell" going strong and make sure that The Edge Theater is ready for rehearsals and performances!

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Front of House Attendants

Front of House Attendants run the bar and represent The Edge Theater when working. Illinois B.A.S.S.E.T. and Food Handling Certifications are required.

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Theater Technicians

Our technicians maintain our modern equipment, provide training to incoming renters, and perform strike check-outs. We currently utilize Audio, Lighting, and Projection Technicians.