Summer Camp Details & FAQs


→ Each summer, over 500 kids attend one (or more) of our innovative performing arts camps! Each camp has a unique, dedicated theme where young people have an opportunity to collaborate with professional artists throughout Chicago.

→ CCT Summer Camps offer children a fantastic opportunity to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life. Our camps create innovative theatre arts experiences that engage young people throughout the Chicago community in artistic, creative, and collaborative dialogues – including creating, designing and performing in their own show!

→ Students learn from an array of teaching artists with training and education in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Film, Literature, Writing, Movement, Dance, Voice and Music, and Visual Arts.


Do you offer financial aid?
Absolutely! CLICK HERE to fill out an application, and someone will be touch within 5 business days.
Does my child need any previous experience? Nope! We welcome beginners and experienced performers and non-performers.
Do you offer before or aftercare? Yes! Before-care starts at 8:15am Monday – Friday and aftercare is available until 5:45pm Monday – Friday.
Do you charge for before or aftercare? Nope! Tuition includes before and aftercare.
What is your refund/cancellation policy? A full refund, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be issued for students canceling up to five weeks before the start of camp.  Within five weeks of the camp start date, no refunds are available; you may switch into a different week of camp or choose a tuition credit that you may use towards camps and classes within one year of the credit issue date.
Do you offer payment plans? We offer payment plans on an as-needed basis. Contact CCT’s Education Department to learn more at education@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or 312.374.8835.
Can I register for more than one week? Absolutely! Contact our Guest Services team at 312.374.8835 or boxoffice@chicagochildrenstheatre.org to learn about pricing!
Do you offer discounts for campers attending more than one week of camp? Absolutely! Contact our Guest Services team for details.
Is lunch provided? Unfortunately, we do not provide meals for campers! All campers are required to bring a snack and lunch with them during camp. Nuts are not allowed.

More questions? Contact Guest Services at 312.374.8835. Financial assistance is available.