Education Programs Overview

Our Education Vision

The Education Department of Chicago Children’s Theatre aims to empower the next generation of performers, innovators, and collaborators. Through theatre education, we not only foster students’ artistic skills, but develop confident voices, encourage open-mindedness, and build community. Our programs are led by experienced teaching artists who are passionate about championing young people’s stories regardless of background. Our programs emphasize student authorship, youth empowerment, and community leadership.

Summer Camps

Each Winter, Spring, and Summer, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers a variety of one and two week-long camp experiences for children ages 5–13.

Spring Classes

Chicago Children’s Theatre offers a wide selection of unique weekly classes for children of all ages and experience levels.

School’s Out Day Camps

During CPS non-attendance days for students, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers affordable, high energy day camps for children grades K-5.

Show Time Ensemble

Show Time Ensemble is a selective program for students in Grades 6-8 looking to take their performance skills to the next level. Ensemble members will learn advanced acting techniques before…

Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities, our Education Policies & FAQs, and our current roster of Teaching Artists.

If you have questions about camps and classes at CCT, please contact our Education & Community Programs manager, Sivan Spector, at, or by calling (312) 374-8828.

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