About the Show
An immersive, interactive theatrical event unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
In the spring, The Station itself transforms into an all-immersive, two-story theatrical environment, totally unique to Chicagoland, created and directed by Henry Wishcamper and Jo Cattell, designed by CCT Community Programs Artistic Director Frank Maugeri, with original music by Gabriel Ruiz.
Think The Magic School Bus meets Sleep No More, and you’re on the right track.
Audiences are limited to groups of 20, with entry times staggered every 15 minutes for a fun, funky, two-story adventure through the human body, outer space, and beyond. Along the way, voyagers young and old will encounter costumed corpuscles, a collection of curiosities from The Field Museum, art activities, a race between parents and kids (or between the young at heart) through an anatomical obstacle course, mind benders, original music in every space, and maybe even a cosmic dance party.
Costume Design by Mieka van der Ploeg, Lighting Design by Claire Chrzan, Sound Design by Sarah Espinoza, Projection Design by Liviu Pasare, Prop Design by Ellie Terrell
Special thanks to Peggy MacNamara, Alvaro Amat, and the Field Museum; Rebecca Stevens, Alex Weissman, Erika Gammel, and the Dilettantes; Nancy Nassr, Ari Frede, Amy McFadden, Jerome Shannon, the Ancona School, and the students and teachers of the Ancona Theater Journey; Adam Belcuore, Tanya Palmer, Jorge Silva, and the Goodman Theatre; Alex Norris, Nina, and Cyrus Wishcamper; Willa and August Pereira; Natasha Stoper-Friedman, Layla Kupe-Arion, and the other families and students who were our test audiences; Jenni Lamb, Catlan Taylor, Joanie Friedman, Angie Tilllges, and Lisa Coburn; and to Joshua Bradford.
*If you require special participatory accommodations, please contact Guest Services as early as possible.
“a treat for all of your senses!” – MacaroniKid
“a journey of imaginative activities that are truly enjoyable for children” – Chicagoland Musical Theatre
“a very active experience for all the senses” – Chicago Reader
Chicago Children’s Theatre: The Station
Pritzker Family Studio Theatre
100 South Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60607
Getting to the Theatre and Parking
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
Please see the map below for specific directions to Chicago Children’s Theatre.