1012 N. Noble Street, Chicago, IL 60642

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Vittum Theater | Chicago, Illinois

About Vittum Theater

The Vittum Theater is owned and operated by Northwestern Settlement. The 299-seat theater was built in 1998 and is named after Harriet Elizabeth Vittum, head resident of Northwestern Settlement from 1907 to 1947. Vittum Theater is located at 1012 N. Noble St. in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. In addition to hosting multiple performances and other events, Vittum Theater is also the home of resident theatre company Adventure Stage Chicago.

Adventure Stage Chicago

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) creates and tells heroic stories about young people; we do this to engage our community and inspire all of us to be heroes in our own lives. ASC programming includes mainstage performances, drama and literacy residencies in Chicago Public Schools, teen mentorship, and community engagement.

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Vittum Theater is a Part of  
Northwestern University Settlement House

Nurture | Educate | Inspire

For 127 years, Northwestern Settlement has served its Chicago neighbors through a variety of programs that nurture, educate and inspire the American dream.

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The Food Pantry and Supportive Services help meet our families’ immediate needs in a variety of ways: providing food, health screenings and educational opportunities on money management, budgeting and translation services.

The Settlement’s After School program offers school readiness and recreaational activities for children ages 5-12 in a safe environment before and after the school day. The Family CARES Center provides counseling to children and families in the Settlement’s Early Childhood education and Rowe Elementary communities.


Rowe Elementary and the Early Childhood Education collaborate on instruction to ensure that Early Childhood graduates who enter Rowe Elementary are kinder-ready and do not lose momentum as they make their transition.

The Gold Star and NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at the Settlement, integrates responsive care into a research-based curriculum known as the “creative curriculum”, aimed at develoing social-emotional, physical, cognition, literacy, mathematics, science, technology and language acquisition skills.


Our nationally recognized Adventure Stage Chicago develops arts programming that is an integral part of our curriculum through creative play and performances.

The House In The Wood Camp in Delavan, WI, provides residential camping experiences for families during the summer months and outdoor education for students during the school year.

AmeriCorps Project YES! connects caring adults with youth in and around West Town. Members serve the community through mentorship, educational, service, artistic, and recreational activities. Additionally, members develop their professional trajectory through their experience and professional development sessions throughout their service year.