Summer Camp


This summer, enroll your child in one (or more!) of our many summer camps! Using the frameworks of legends, myths, fairy tails, and more, campers will grow their skills in acting, dance, spectacle, craft, and collaborative storytelling.

Telling modern stories, making new friends, and creating big, wonderful shows. Wield a sword, fly to the sun, build a kingdom, live underwater, battle giants, and befriend beasts. Travel the universe!

WHEN: Camp typically runs 9:00am-3:30pm. Aftercare is normally available until 5:30pm.
WHERE: All camps will take place at The Station, located at 100 South Racine Avenue.
WHO: Adventure Camp is ages 6 – 10. Play Time is ages 3.5 – 5. GRRL Power is ages 9 – 13. Workshops are ages 8 – 13. Camp Red Kite is ages 8 – 14 & 15 – 22.
TUITION: $475 per week for most camps. $200 for each Workshop. $275 per week for Play Time. Camp Red Kite is $825 for the full three-week engagement. Multiple sibling discount enrollments are available by contacting Guest Services at 312.374.8835. Some financial assistance is available.

Adventure Camp | Play Time | WorkshopsGRRL Power | The Blue Dog | Camp Red Kite

Adventure Camp
$475 Ages 6 – 10
Using the frameworks of legends, myths, fairy tails, and more, and under the direction of professional, Chicago-based teaching artist Nicole Laurenzi, your child will learn the basics of acting, song writing, and singing, dance choreography, collaborative story development, scene and prop construction, and gain new, specialized skills each week as they work together to create an original story. At the end of each week, campers will perform their own new story for friends and family in CCT’s Pritzker Family Studio Theatre.

Session 1, Fairy Tale Tornado!: June 25 – June 29

Session 2, Long, Long Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away!: July 9 – July 13

Session 3, The Three Bears Rescue the Earth!: July 16 – July 20

Session 4, Flight to the Sun: July 23 – July 27

Session 5, The Hunt for the Last Unicorn: July 30 – August 3

Play Time

$275 per week Ages 3.5 – 5
PLEASE NOTE: Play Time runs from 9am – 12pm
It’s an action-packed summer of art and community at The Station! Play Time Camp is a great opportunity for your young child to socialize this summer as they prepare to start Pre-K and Kindergarten! Campers gather together every morning with teaching artists for fun and colorful crafts, stories, songs, dance, and active game play, all encouraging collaboration and creativity.

Session 1: June 25 – June 29 SOLD OUT

Session 2: July 9 – July 13 SOLD OUT

Session 3: July 16 – July 20 SOLD OUT

Session 4: July 23 – July 27

Session 5: July 30 – August 3 SOLD OUT


Acting for the Camera Workshop
$200 Ages 8 – 13
In this two-day workshop, campers are introduced to the skills required to successfully act on screen, providing them the skills to audition for plays, commercials, and film. Each student leaves with a short video of their accomplishments.
July 2 – 3 SOLD OUT

Acting with Green Screen Workshop
$200 Ages 8 – 13
In this two-day workshop, campers are introduced to the skills required to use green screen technology to make wild and unimaginable special effects-driven scenes. Each student leaves with a short video of their accomplishments.
July 5 – 6 SOLD OUT

GRRL Power

$400 Ages 9 – 13
Our last camp of the summer, GRRL Power, is open to girls only, and brings the Viola Project’s signature girl-powered Shakespeare program to Chicago Children’s Theatre! Campers focus on the indomitable dames, often based on real-life leaders, who fight their way through Shakespeare’s works. It’s a space where young women can create their own story of relevance and celebration and the week culminates with a performance for family and friends.
August 6 – August 10 Enroll Limited Availability

The Blue Dog Musical Theatre Camp

$950 for both weeks Ages 6 – 9
Over the course of two weeks, children ages 6 to 9 will rehearse, create costumes, paint sets, act, sing, and dance as they prepare to star in The Blue Dog, a charming musical written and directed by Chicago Children’s Theatre’s award-winning Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell. On the final day, Friday, August 17, The Blue Dog campers will perform the musical live for family and friends on the stage of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Pritzker Family Studio.
August 6 – 17 SOLD OUT

Camp Red Kite
$875  for all three weeks Ages 8 – 14, 15 – 22
Camp Red Kite is a summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of young people on the autism spectrum. The program is led by a team of artists, administrators, and special education teachers dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment for children affected by autism. Our aim is to foster a shared arts experience that encourages self-expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN!
August 6 – August 24

Apply for tuition assistance and scholarships for classes and camps on our registration forms. Please questions to the Education department at education@chicagochildrenstheatre.org.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your child’s camp registration at any time up to 5 week prior to your selected camp start date and tuition will be refunded to the original payment method, less a $15 administrative fee. Within 5 weeks of the camp start date, no refunds are available; you may switch into a different week of camp or choose a tuition credit that you may use towards camps and classes within one year of the credit issue date.