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We are deeply grateful for the expressions of love we received over the weekend as the COVID-19 crisis forced us to cancel shows and classes, and postpone our spring production Me…Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall. As you can imagine, the impact will be devastating with a projected net loss of up to  $200,000 in income, representing 12% of our annual operating budget.

Your giving at this critical moment is paramount to our survival as an institution and also to those vulnerable artists, teaching artists and technicians who are dependent on us for much of their livelihood. Only with the support of our community will we pull through these unprecedented times.

The outpouring of support in this fast-changing environment has been reassuring, inspiring, even overwhelming at times. Our work is to impact the children of the world through the arts, even as they teach and inspire us. In the spirit of solidarity, we wanted to share this story: In Italy, children are making handmade artworks with a rainbow and the phrase “Andrà tutto bene” – Everything will be okay. Paper and scraps of fabric hang in windows and pictures are shared across social media, showing the resilience of our community and our children. We stand with them, and with children and families around the world. We will get through this together.

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“Andrà tutto bene” | Everything will be okayMarch 19, 2020

We are deeply grateful for the expressions of love we received over the weekend as the COVID-19 crisis forced us to cancel shows and classes, and postpone our spring production Me…Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall. As you can … Continue reading

The Ralla Klepak Foundation Play at Home ContestMarch 17, 2020

  During this difficult time when many students aren’t in school, Chicago Children’s Theatre is encouraging children to build new worlds and stories in their homes equipped with their imaginations, found objects, family members (pets included), and some help from … Continue reading

Chicago Children’s Theatre statement regarding coronavirus cancellationsMarch 13, 2020

Chicago Children’s Theatre statement regarding coronavirus cancellations Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 The welfare of our patrons, staff, artists, and the issue of public health must be paramount in these difficult times.  So it is with heavy hearts that we … Continue reading

A Message on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to Chicago Children’s Theatre GuestsMarch 10, 2020

Chicago Children’s Theatre is committed to the health and safety of our staff and families who attend our performances and educational programming. While there are currently no changes to our performances or education programming schedule, we are taking careful measures … Continue reading

After Hours is on March 4February 10, 2020

Wednesday, March 4 | 4 pm – 7 pm Royal Palms Shuffleboard  1750 N. Milwaukee Ave. 60647 $20 | Registration covers beer/wine/well and appetizers (modern Asian Street Food from Piko Street Kitchen) Escape the winter with CCT at Royal Palms … Continue reading