Early Stages


Open Play
Mondays, 10 AM – 12 PM
6 months – 4 y/o | $80

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
18 months – 36 months | $230

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.


Bubble Jams with Nick Villalon
Wednesdays, 10 AM – 10:45 AM
6 months – 36 months| $230

It’s bubbles! It’s music! It’s fun! An interactive and immersive 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.

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.