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Join us at The Station this Saturday, February 25 at 10am for our first Celebrity Reader Series with one of the most recognized faces in cooking today, critically acclaimed chef, restauranteur, and television personality Graham Elliot!

In addition to being co-host and judge on FOX’s Masterchef and Masterchef Jr, Elliot has appeared as a contestant on Iron Chef America, and on multiple seasons of Top Chef Masters.

Chef Elliot will be reading Todd Parr’s It’s OK to be Different. This event is FREE, but space is limited. Please reserve your tickets here.

On March 4, marking a pinnacle achievement in CCT’s history, guests will be invited to experience a unique “station to station” format at the event where they will move throughout the building enjoying food, drinks and sneak peeks of the type of programming the public will be engaged in – from aerial circus arts and campfire songs to animation and multi-cultural dance to maker’s space and STEAM instruction.
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Enjoy a cocktail in one of several staged lounges, participate in an epic auction and be one of the first community members to experience the profound symbolism and substance of a former police station becoming a true community arts epicenter.

 

Bring your little ones to the critically acclaimed The Selfish Giant, by Blair Thomas, Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10am and 11:30am at The Station!

Two Chicago theater icons—Blair Thomas and singer-songwriter Michael Smith collaborated on staging this Oscar Wilde classic. Original puppets and music tell the story of a grumpy old giant who forbids the children in his village from playing in his beautiful garden.

Tickets are only $5/person and can be purchased by clicking here.

Running time 45 minutes.

Come in out of the cold and check out all our new home – The Station – has to offer!

From 3pm – 5pm on January 22, 2017, Chicago Children’s Theatre will host a FREE Open House at The Station, 100 S. Racine Avenue, located at the corner of Racine and Monroe in the West Loop, just blocks from the Racine Blue line.

With building tours, free classes, snacks, giveaways, and more, you’re sure to have a great time with the whole family.

If you would like to learn more about Chicago Children’s Theatre and The Station, please join our mailing list by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you!

The Chicago Children’s Theatre Holiday Pass gives you four tickets to any 2016-2017 Chicago Children’s Theatre production for just $75! That’s up to 50% in savings! From beloved musicals to innovative shadow puppetry to high-flying circus adventures and more, there’s an inspiring story for everyone! Read more…

This year, CCT is participating in #GivingTuesday. Since its inception in 2012, the #GivingTuesday movement has grown dramatically with more nonprofits and charities joining the campaign every year. This year Chicago Children’s Theatre is participating in the Gesture #GivingTuesday challenge for the chance to win an extra $1,000 on top of your donations!

The participating organization with the most donations wins a $1,000 donation from Gesture! The organization that comes in second place will receive $500, and third place will receive $250.

Donate to Chicago Children’s Theatre by Tuesday, November 29, and make a positive impact on the children of Chicago. Every dollar you donate helps CCT to provide unparalleled access to theatre for children across the city, and particularly to youth with special needs and low-income families. And don’t forget, your donations are tax-deductible!

Chicago Children’s Theatre recently visited the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont to perform Red Kit, Brown Box, a highly personalized, multi-sensory interactive performance event, including songs, games, tactile experiences, and more for children on the autism spectrum. Read more…

For the officers, there was a gun range in the basement.

“Isn’t it a great place for costume storage?” said Jacqueline Russell, artistic director of that theater as she pulled open the door to that firing range, revealing a long, cavernous corridor of a room, a place where police handguns were fired for years and that now will be stuffed with the fruits and tools of child creativity.

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Chicago Children’s Theatre was nominated for two categories in the Totally Awesome Awards 2016 from Red Tricycle! Camp Red Kite and CCT Summer Camps were nominated. Continue reading…

Chicago Children’s Theatre and Thodos Dance Chicago are featured in American Theatre Magazine‘s recent article on dance and theater opening doors for young audiences. Full article link below:

http://www.americantheatre.org/2016/08/30/dancetheatre-opens-new-doors-for-young-audiences/

 

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