Griffin Theater: Beginnings

The Griffin Theatre Company originated in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood in a factory loft the company renovated. In July 1992, the Griffin relocated to Andersonville and renovated the historic Calo Theater [5400 N. Clark St.]  In 2005 the Griffin vacated its space in Andersonville after thirteen years. Despite being displaced from its longtime home it was always a major goal for the Griffin to have a permanent home. That goal was reached in early 2011 with the city of Chicago selling to the Griffin an abandoned police station at 1940 West Foster Avenue near Damen Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood for one dollar. As of July 2018, it had not moved into the new location.

–modified from the Griffin Theater website