The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party

The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party

December 8 - December 30, 2018

Devised by Will Bishop, Lara Carling, Kay Kron, Grace Needlman, & Ray Rehberg
Directed by Will Bishop

About the Show | Meet the Team | Access Weekend | ReviewsVenue


About the Show
The perfect way to kick off your family’s holiday festivities! The latest Chicago holiday tradition returns with two new stories after a smash success last year. Children of all ages are once again cordially invited to dress up and enjoy a spot of hot cocoa with CCT’s friends from the English Lake District at The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party. Spend the day with beloved literary characters as they delight audiences in this interactive trunk and puppet show. Children and parents are invited to the stage following the performance to pull levers and turn cranks, revealing images that surprise and delight.

Guests exit into the lobby, which will transform into a Victorian-style dining hall where they will enjoy cocoa and cookies, beautiful decor, and have the rare opportunity to meet and pose for photos with the cast. This family-friendly event is a delight for theatre lovers of all ages!

*If you have special seating accommodations, please inform the Box Office 72 hours before your performance.

Meet the Team
Lara Carling: Performer
Kay Kron: Performer
Ray Rehberg: Performer

Will Bishop: Director
Grace Needlman: Designer
Ray Rehberg: Music
Becca Jeffords: Lighting Designer
David Samba: Sound Designer
Jay Epps: Production Stage Manager

Access Weekend
Access Weekend for The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party will be Saturday and Sunday, December 22 and 23. Performances times are Saturday and Sunday, 11:30AM and 2:00PM.

ASL interpretation will be available for the Saturday, December 22 at the 11:30AM performance.

Open Captioning will be provided for the 11:30AM and 2:00PM performances on Saturday, December 22.

A Touch Tour will be provided on Saturday, December 22. Start Time is 1:15pm. REGISTER HERE

On Sunday, December 23, we will offer sensory friendly performances at both 11:30AM and 2:00PM. A quiet room and family restroom will be available.

For more information about access and inclusion at CCT, please visit our Accessibility page, or contact the Access department at access@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

What Critics Are Saying

“dazzling, brisk at under an hour, and sweet as can be…If you have babies, go – They’ll love it…If you don’t have babies, go make some! They’ll love it!” – Chicago Reader

“Very worth the morning out!” – House of Nicholes

“captivating theatre for toddlers,” – Chicago Theatre Review

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.


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