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EVERYTHING IS AT THE STATION!
We’re thrilled to invite you to be a part of the Chicago Children’s Theatre 2017.2018 season in our new home, The Station at 100 S. Racine Ave – it promises to be a moving and innovative experience, and our most adventurous season yet, as we reaffirm our commitment to bring you the best in family theatre.
Become a subscriber so that your whole family may enjoy the breadth of our offerings and celebrate amazing family experiences throughout the year. Be a part of what promises to be an exciting ride!

Join us for the our First Annual, Extraordinary Family Event BOING this June in the West Loop! 

When: Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 12pm – 7pm
Where: Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station 100 S. Racine Ave
Tickets: Family Pre-Sale Packs are $50 and include up to four (4) admissions, food, and four (4) drink tickets. Click here to purchase Pre-Sale Family Packs.
Individual Tickets are $25 and include one (1) admission and food. Click here to purchase Individual Tickets.
Sponsorships: Sponsorship opportunities start at $1,000. To become a sponsors and see the full list of sponsorship opportunities and benefits, click here.

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“Don’t be fooled; this is no ordinary children’s theater — this is theater for everyone.” – Performink, Critic’s Choice

“It must be seen to be fully appreciated.” – Chicago Theatre Review, Highly Recommended
“I just want to say Wow! I loved it and my kids can’t stop talking about it.” – Claudia M.

PINOCCHIO
Through May 14, 2017
The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave.
Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
Recommeded for Ages 8 and up
Created by Levi Holloway and Katy Boza

An exciting collaboration of Deaf and hearing actors, Pinocchio is a fantastical re-imagining of a beloved children’s tale utilizing extensive ASL (American Sign Language) that is seamlessly inclusive and accessible for all audiences 8 and up.

It’s a story many of us grew up with. But this boy marionette, toy maker, and talking cricket tell the tale in a way that’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

Recommended for Ages 8 and up.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown Bear Brown Bearwith your little ones! This hour-long production presents a whimsical menagerie for the whole family, showcasing an imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects which won international acclaim for the Nova Scotia-based theatre.

Recommended for ages 2-6

Open Builds All Ages!
Saturday, May 6 and/or 20, 10:30-12:00pm
Families encouraged to attend! Enjoy the opportunity to engage with your family and community members in creating artistic elements of Chicago Children’s Theatre productions and experiences.

Register for Open Build

Performance Parlor – Celebrity Reader Series
Saturday, April 29th at 10:00am
Miranda Rae Mayo
Miranda Rae Mayo is a fierce young actress who has performed in several movies, and has had recurring roles on Pretty Little LiarsTrue Detective, and – currently – has a starring role on Chicago Fire as Stella Kidd.  She will be reading You’re a Hero Daley B by Jon Blake and Axel Scheffler as a Celebrity Reader on April 29th.
Participation is FREE, but space is limited and preregistration is required.
David Eigenberg
Saturday, April 22th at 10:00am
The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave

Eigenberg is best know for his long-running role as Steve Brady on the HBO sit-com, Sex and the City, and for his role as a firefighter, Christopher Herrmann, on NBC’s Chicago Fire.  His stage talents have also been showcased in the past on Broadway and, locally, at Victory Gardens Theatre. Join him on April 22 for his appearance as a Celebrity Reader for Chicago Children’s Theatre. He will be reading Sparky by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans as well as The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers.

Participation is FREE, but space is limited and we ask that you preregister.

A boy marionette, a toy maker, and a talking cricket. You think you know the story of Pinocchio, but you’ve never experienced anything like this.

CCT’s second stage show in The Pritzker Family Studio Theatre, Pinocchio, a Neverbird Project production, is a sophisticated exploration of love, loss, family, and the lessons we can teach each other.

An exciting collaboration of Deaf and hearing actorsPinocchio is a fantastical, re-imagining of a beloved children’s tale utilizing extensive ASL (American Sign Language) that is seamlessly inclusive and accessible for all audiences.

Pinocchio is recommended for ages 8 and up.

Celebrity Reader Series:
Ana Belaval
Saturday, April 15th at 10:00am
The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave
From the high wire to wake boarding, there is not much Ana hasn’t tried once as the “Around Town” reporter for the WGN Morning News. Ana, a three-time Emmy Award winner, enjoys bringing a slice of Chicago life to viewers each morning as she previews notable attractions, people, activities and uncovers some of Chicago’s best-kept secrets.  CCT is pleased to have her read Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? and other Eric Carle works for the Celebrity Reader Series on April 15th.
David Eigenberg
Saturday, April 22th at 10:00am
The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave

Eigenberg is best know for his long-running role as Steve Brady on the HBO sit-com, Sex and the City, and for his role as a firefighter, Christopher Herrmann, on NBC’s Chicago Fire.  His stage talents have also been showcased in the past on Broadway and, locally, at Victory Gardens Theatre. Join him on April 22 for his appearance as a Celebrity Reader for Chicago Children’s Theatre. He will be reading Sparky by Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans as well as The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers.

Miranda Rae Mayo
Saturday, April 29th at 10:00am
The Station, 100 S. Racine Ave

Miranda Rae Mayo is a fierce young actress who has performed in several movies, and has had recurring roles on Pretty Little LiarsTrue Detective, and – currently – has a starring role on Chicago Fire as Sella Kidd.  She will be reading You’re a Hero Daley B by Jon Blake and Axel Scheffler as a Celebrity Reader on April 29th.

Participation is FREE, but space is limited and we ask that you preregister.

CPS Spring Break will be upon us before you know it, and your child could be Making a Scene! at CCT’s Spring Break Camp 2017. Utilizing the skills and training of one of CCT’s most popular classes, Taking the Stage, children will collaboratively author and develop a unique theatrical presentation that includes acting, play writing, song, dance, performance, and craft.

Learn more and register your child.

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BOING!May 4, 2017

Join us for the our First Annual, Extraordinary Family Event BOING this June in the West Loop!  When: Sunday, June 11, 2017, from 12pm – 7pm Where: Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station 100 S. Racine Ave Tickets: Family Pre-Sale Packs are $50 and … Continue reading

Families & Critics Love Pinocchio!May 3, 2017

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Brown Bear Opens THIS WEEKEND!May 2, 2017

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown Bear Brown Bearwith your little ones! This hour-long production presents a whimsical menagerie for the whole family, showcasing an imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects which won international acclaim for the Nova Scotia-based theatre. … Continue reading

Open Builds at The Station!May 1, 2017

Open Builds All Ages! Saturday, May 6 and/or 20, 10:30-12:00pm Families encouraged to attend! Enjoy the opportunity to engage with your family and community members in creating artistic elements of Chicago Children’s Theatre productions and experiences. Register for Open Build