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We are deeply grateful for the expressions of love and support we have received as the crisis has forced us to cancel in-person indoor productions and limit in-person education programming.

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Trauma Informed Arts Education for a Trauma Informed Illinois

On three consecutive Wednesday afternoons in December of 2020, Chicago Children’s Theatre and the Lurie Children’s Center for Childhood Resilience invited TYA artists, early childhood educators and youth mental health experts to join a series of live webinars to discuss, share and learn how to identify children impacted by trauma, and how to use theater and other art forms to address their emotional and learning needs while fostering resilience.

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Little Jams: A Parking Lot Performance
Runs May 15 - Jun 6, 2021

Buy Tickets There will be bubbles... ...sooo many bubbles... LITTLE JAMS: A Parking Lot Performance for kids and their families! Join CCT for this highly interactive show featuring acts from our favorite musicians and vocalists. Sing and dance along to universal favorites and underground hits in a festival atmosphere complete with food vendors and oodles …

Runs May 12, 2021 - May 12, 2022

Before Gwendolyn Brooks became the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize, she was a little girl who dared to dream. Inspired by the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book by Suzanne Slade and illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera, Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks introduces viewers to one of Chicago’s most treasured poets, who …

Maybe Something Beautiful
Runs Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 1, 2022

Maybe Something Beautiful is a bilingual virtual production featuring murals, music, and puppetry from Chicago Children’s Theatre and the Negaunee Music Institute at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Inspired by the award-winning book by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael López, the piece brings together five CSO musicians performing classical works by Latino …

Beatrix Potter & Friends
Runs Mar 22 - Sep 22, 2021

You are cordially invited to meet our friends Mrs. Tittlemouse, Jeremy Fischer, Simpkin the Cat and Peter Rabbit. Four adorable Beatrix Potter favorites come to life in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with original music on mandolin, violin, toy piano, and banjo. Levers are pulled and cranks are turned to reveal images …

Our Community

Since our formation in 2004, Chicago Children’s Theatre has served more than half-a-million students and families with productions of the highest caliber as well as innovative classes and camps, including…

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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