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Education

We’ve gained a reputation for presenting sophisticated and imaginative theatre that entertains, educates, and inspires the child within all of us. Through live theatre, students utilize critical and creative thinking skills, improve literacy, and interpret and shape the world around them.

Chicago Children’s Theatre serves students, parents, and educators through a range of dynamic education programs.

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. 

Questions? Contact Dexter Ellis, Education and Community Programs Manager at dexter@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.