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Early Stages

Open Play 
Mondays, 10 AM – 12 PM
Ages 0 – 4, Parent/Caregiver Participation Required
Drop-Ins Welcome! $10/class | $100 for 12 weeks

BYOT! (Bring your own toys!) And learn to share. Your young one is invited to play and socialize in an open-play environment out of the cold and out of the rain. All while you enjoy complimentary coffee and tea with other neighborhood adults. Be sure to get to Open Play in time for an animated story time every week at 11 AM!

BeatBox for Tots with Yuri Lane
Tuesdays, 10 AM – 10:45 AM
Ages 1 – 3, Parent Participation Required
Drop-Ins Welcome! $25/session | $276 for 12 weeks

Using vocal percussion, students learn new ways to communicate with their voices through the art of beatboxing. Students gain knowledge of phonetics and begin articulation in this specialized class taught by renowned Beatboxer, Yuri Lane! Fun fact – neuroscientists believe that beatboxing can help develop cognitive ability. 

Sign with Songs with Abigail Lafont
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Ages 1 – 3, Parent Participation Required
Drop-Ins Welcome! $25/session | $276 for 12 weeks

If you’re old enough to wiggle your toes and wave your arms, you are invited to move and groove in this fun and inclusive language class with us. Abigail uses song and story-time to teach American Sign Language – something she’s been doing since she was tiny too! Parents and Caregivers are invited to participate and learn alongside your little ones.

Bubble Jams with Nick Villalon
Wednesdays, 10 AM – 10:45 AM
Ages 6mo – 3y/o, Parent Participation Required
Drop-Ins Welcome! $25/session | $276 for 12 weeks

It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive experience for you and your child. Listen to live music, enjoyable stories, and dance with your little one, all under the umbrella of continuous bubbles.

Story Time for Tots with Abigail Lafont
Thursdays, 10 AM – 10:45 AM
Ages 12mo – 3y/o, Parent Participation Required
Drop-Ins Welcome! $25/session | $276 for 12 – weeks

Epic tales for tiny tots. Dive into fairy tales, myths, legends and so much more as master storytellers bring stories to life for your little ones.

Classes take place at The Station
100 South Racine Ave. | Chicago, IL 60607

Chicago Children’s Theatre is conveniently located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, minutes from I90 and I290, as well as downtown and Ashland Ave.

We are happy to offer free onsite parking at The Station on the south side of the building, entering from Racine Ave. Additional parking is also available in the following locations:
– Impark parking lot, located at 1301 West Madison Street
– On-street parking, metered at $2/hour, 3-hour maximum

We believe every child should have access to our programming regardless of financial position. We make every effort to provide scholarships for children and families with demonstrated need. 

Inclusion and access are core values at CCT. We believe, and research supports, that access to high-quality theatre arts learning experiences is essential to enhance individual development and improved functioning in school, work, and community settings. We know exposure to the theatre can increase a child’s capacity for empathy, ultimately cultivating a more accepting society. 

Annually, 1 in 5 youth at CCT will receive financial assistance to participate in this game-changing programming. If you would like to add your name to our list of THEATRE EDUCATION ACCESS supporters, or if you would like more information on our financial assistance program, contact us today! 

Thanks to the generosity of the Susan M. Venturi Fund in memory of James and Roslyn Marks, financial assistance is available for our education programs.