“The Yard, in collaboration with some of our city’s most generous theatrical institutions, has made it their mission to demonstrably address the biases and barriers toward youth-oriented theater…”

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Founded in 2015, The Yard is a professional youth driven theater company that seeks to tell stories that explore, challenge, and give voice to the issues confronting our young people today.

Through artistic mentorship as well as working with a diverse variety of professional theatre companies, The Yard creates theatrical experiences that immerse its young artists in every aspect of the Chicago storefront theatre-making process.

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