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Mesmerized: A Ben Franklin Science & History Mystery
In-Person Production |* Ideal for Ages 7 & Up
Runs September 23 - October 15 |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, October 7 (9:30am: Sensory Friendly & Masks Required, 11:30am: ASL & Open Captions) & Sun, October 8 (9:30am: Sensory Friendly)
Run Time |60 Minutes (Subject to Change)
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P.O.P. (Power of Play) Gala for Chicago Children's Theatre 2023
Date: Nov 3, 2023
Mark your calendars for Chicago Children's Theatre's P.O.P. Gala (11/3/23 at the City Winery). Better yet, secure your sponsorship level or purchase your tickets today. Space is limited, fun-to-be-had, recognition and perks included.



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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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In Person Camps

Each Winter, Spring, and Summer, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers a variety of one and two week-long camp experiences for children ages 5–13.

In Person Classes

Chicago Children’s Theatre offers a wide selection of unique weekly classes for children of all ages and experience levels.

CPS School’s Out Day Camps

During CPS non-attendance days for students, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers affordable, high energy day camps for children grades K-5.

Show Time Ensemble

Show Time Ensemble is a selective program for students in Grades 6-8 looking to take their performance skills to the next level. Ensemble members will learn advanced acting techniques before…

Our Community

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 youth on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as initiatives and…

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