Summer Camp

“CCT Summer Camps are unique to the performance and education landscape of Chicago. We offer the finest teachers, the most dynamic curriculum, and the best introduction and training to Musical Theatre, Drama, Spectacle, Filmmaking, and Acting the city has to offer. All camps occur in our new home, a former police station now theatre and arts hub, with dedicated classrooms and a brand new black box theatre. Just minutes from one of Chicago’s best public parks, Mary Bartleme, children are introduced to the craft of theater and, equally important, the art of play and community making. Join us.”
Frank Maugeri, Community Programs Artistic Director.

CCT Summer Camp offers children an amazing opportunity to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life. They create innovative theatre arts experiences that engage young people throughout the Chicago community in artistic, creative, and collaborative dialogues.

WHEN: 8:30am-5:30pm, daily including before and after care. Camp typically runs 9:00am-4:00pm.
WHERE: All camps will take place in our new building, The Station, located at 100 S. Racine Avenue.
TUITION: $300 per week for ages 3-5, $475 per week for most other camps. Camp Red Kite is $825 for the full three-week engagement. Some scholarship assistance is available.

Musical Theatre Camp
A fun introduction to Musical Theatre style vocal and dance training for your budding thespian. The camp focuses on both individual and group performance, and campers will present a “review” style performance to their parents/caregivers at the end of each week, including group and individual song and dance numbers. Campers can registers for one or two weeks of this camp.

June 26 – 30 SOLD OUT
July 3 – 7 SOLD OUT
Section 1: Ages 3 – 5 (8:30am – 12:30pm) $300/week
Section 2: Ages 6 – 9 $475/week
Section 3: Ages 10 – 14 $475/week


Make A Show Intensive
An immersive, two-week camp where your child creates a show inspired by Where the Wild Things Are top to bottom, concluding with a final performance of a miniature musical. Children develop skills in song, dance, script analysis, auditioning, and acting. The campers also work together to create and craft a set pieces and props as storytelling devices.

July 10 – July 21 – This camp is SOLD OUT


Spectacular Camp
Campers will learn the art of Spectacle – massive puppets, mythical creatures, joyful banners, giant masks, and training in song, story, text, and movement with a larger-than-life attitude. Each week will have a culminating performance for parents/caregivers.

July 24 – July 28 SOLD OUT
July 31 – August 4 SOLD OUT
Section 1: Ages 3 – 5 (8:30am – 12:30pm) $300/week
Section 2: Ages 6 – 9 $475/week
Section 3: Ages 10 – 14 $475/week


Camp Red Kite
A summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of children on the autism spectrum. The program is led by a team of artists, administrators, and special education teachers dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment for children. Campers share arts experiences that encourages self-expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN!

August 7 – August 25 (Three weeks)
Section 1: Ages 8 – 14 (8:30am – 12:30pm, daily) $825 for all three weeks
Section 2: Ages 15-22 (8:30am – 12:30pm, daily) $825 for all three weeks

Learn more and register your child for Camp Red Kite


Young Filmmakers Camp
Young filmmakers have the opportunity to channel their inner Spielberg over the course of this week-long camp. Campers will conceive, write, storyboard, and film mini-movies in small groups, explore green screen technology, and engage in collaborative storytelling.

August 7 – August 11 SOLD OUT
Section 1: Ages 9 – 14 $475



  • Creativity – Each day campers participate in creative workshops focusing on theatre, movement, music, and visual arts that incorporate the National Core Arts Standards as well as the Illinois Fine Arts and Social-Emotional Standards
  • Collaboration – Campers work together as a cast to create an original theatrical piece while developing friendships with fellow campers and CCT’s teaching artists.
  • Confidence – Camp CCT creates a supportive environment in which every child is given the opportunity to contribute to the creative process and ultimately, perform in front of an audience
  • Fun – There’s a reason we call it a play.  Campers should come prepared for large quantities of fun and hilarity.

Apply for tuition assistance and scholarships for classes and camps on our registration forms. Please questions to the Education department at education@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.