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.
For nearly 125 years, Northwestern Settlement has nurtured, educated, and inspired children and families in need in Chicago. Focusing on changing lives through education, social services, and the arts, Northwestern Settlement’s programs are fully integrated to meet the complex needs of our neighbors. Northwestern Settlement’s comprehensive approach to community building provides our neighbors:
- Immediate assistance for short-term emergencies
- Knowledge, opportunities and support to disrupt generational poverty
- Access to a rich, city-wide network of additional programs and services
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.