Red Kite Classes & Camp

Our unique Red Kite Classes and Camps create dynamic learning experiences for children on the autism spectrum. We aim to foster a shared arts experiences that encourage self-expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN!

Covid-19 Notice

During this difficult time when many students aren’t in school, Chicago Children’s Theatre understands that children with autism and their families are highly impacted by all these changes. We are continuing our mission to be of service to neurodiverse students, by encouraging families to stay home and join in on one of our many Red Kite Fly@Home Classes!

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Red Kite Curriculum

Red Kite curriculum is an adaptive theater program for young people on the autism spectrum and other neurodiverse learners. The primary pillar of our curriculum is social-emotional learning (SEL), utilizing sensory drama games to engage each student’s ability to work within a group and explore their emotional expressivity and understanding. Our classes engage in creative play and sensory experiences to encourage students to connect with their unique body, voice, imagination, and with the community around them.

Red Kite Fly@Home Virtual Classes

Shakespeare and Autism | Winter 2021

Runs January 12 - March 16 Ages 12 & Up Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM CST on Zoom The Hunter Heartbeat Method is a series of sensory drama games that utilize the heartbeat rhythm of Shakespeare’s plays and larger than life characters to engage the social and communicative barriers of autism. This class is specifically designed for neurodiverse learners and …

4:00PM, Tuesday, January 12, 2021
4:00PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2021

To stay connected with our upcoming programming, please be sure to sign up for our email newsletter. You can also check out our activity videos on our CCTv Youtube page.

Red Kite Afterschool Classes

After school classes take place at the Station and are taught by Red Kite teaching artists. Due to COVID-19 all of our classes have been moved online until it is safe for us to resume classes in person.

To stay connected with our upcoming programming, please be sure to sign up for our email newsletter. You can also check out our activity videos on our CCTv Youtube page.

Camp Red Kite

Camp Red Kite is an arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of young people on the autism spectrum. Each day, campers can engage in classes in Drama, Art, Music, and Movement. The program is led by a team of specialized artists and educators dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment for children affected by autism. We aim to foster a shared arts experience that encourages self-expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN!

To stay connected with our upcoming programming, please be sure to sign up for our email newsletter. You can also check out our activity videos on our CCTv Youtube page.

Learn more about our other Red Kite Project programing or head to Access Weekends to find out about our sensory friendly main-stage performances.

If you have questions regarding The Red Kite Project please contact our Inclusive Education & Programs Manager, Sara Perry at sperry@chicagochildrenstheatre.org or by calling (312) 374-8829.

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