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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
In-Person Production |Ideal for All Ages
Runs April 15 - May 14 |at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine
Public Performances |Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30AM and 11:30AM
School Shows |Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10AM & 12PM
ACCESS Weekend |Sat, May 6 (9:30AM ASL Interpreted and Open Captioned; 11:30AM Sensory Friendly). Sun May 7 (9:30AM Audio Description; 11:30AM Sensory Friendly).
Run Time |60 Minutes
2023 Summer Camps
Runs Jun 8 - Aug 18, 2023

Join us for our 2023 summer camp season where students will learn the basics of acting, songwriting, scenic and prop design, choreography, and collaborative story development as they work together to create dynamic performances for friends and family.



Edward The Tap Dancing Elephant

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Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies are fun, totally original audio experiences families can listen to together while exploring different Chicago neighborhoods. Each episode was commissioned by Chicago Children’s Theatre and created by a different local theater artist, resulting in a fun and educational new audio series that children and families can enjoy together while learning more about the …

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Since our formation in 2004, Chicago Children’s Theatre has served more than half-a-million students and families with innovative productions, classes, and camps, including groundbreaking programming for children on the autism…

Family Programs Overview

Our Education Vision The Education Department of Chicago Children’s Theatre aims to empower the next generation of performers, innovators, and collaborators. Through theatre education, we not only foster students’ artistic…

The Red Kite Project

The Red Kite Project at Chicago Children’s Theatre is a series of unique and innovative programs for children on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as initiatives and…

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