At Chicago Children’s Theatre, we produce high-quality, professional productions for students of all ages. We offer discounted ticket prices to school groups in an effort to make our shows affordable to institutions expanding their students’ learning beyond the classroom.
“We LOVED the play! We were really impressed by the performance, and we had an awesome discussion of how the story connected to our unit today in class.”
– Laurel McAlpine from Gunsualus Elementary
“Thank you for the opportunity to view Seedfolks. It was amazing. Our students really enjoyed the performance. It has inspired them to create their own plays and monologues.”
– Angela Henderson from Hefferan Elementary
Field Trip FAQs
Q: How do I book group tickets for a Virtual Field Trip?
A: Please fill out the Reservation Form above. To complete the form, you will need to know the following:
- What show you would like to see
- How many students are in the classes
- What valid credit card (school or personal) you will use to hold your seats until full payment is received
Q: Why do I need to enter credit card information to reserve my group’s seats?
A: A credit card is needed to hold your reservation in our ticketing system until full payment is received from your school. The credit card you provide will NOT be charged unless 1) you give CCT permission to charge the full amount due for your field trip, or 2) your group cancels the reservation within 6 weeks of the scheduled attendance date.
Q: What is your Cancellation Policy?
A: You may fully cancel your reservation via email without penalty at least 6 weeks or more in advance of your scheduled attendance date. Full cancellations within 6 weeks of the scheduled attendance date will be charged 50% of the total balance due to the card used to hold the reservation. Once payment has been received there will be no refunds.
Q: Do you require a deposit and/or a contract?
A: Groups need to provide three items to hold their reservation until full payment has been made: 1) a valid major credit card, 2) a signed contract, and 3) a bus transportation confirmation.
Q: How and when will I receive confirmation of my reservation?
A: After completing the online Reservation Form, you will receive an email with your contract and detailed payment requirements. The email will also contain important day-of-show information to ensure your field trip is a success. Please note that processing orders may take up to 3 business days.
Q: Do teachers and chaperones need to purchase tickets to attend?
A: Not for virtual field trips.
Q: When is a payment due?
A: Full payment is due no later than 4 weeks (20 business days) prior to your scheduled performance date. Payment can be made by major credit card or by a check sent to our administrative offices.
Q: Do you accept CPS purchase orders?
A: Yes. A copy of the purchase order must be provided via email at least four weeks prior to the scheduled attendance date.
Q: Can I make adjustments to the number of tickets I request for my group?
A: Pending availability, slight adjustments in group tickets may be accommodated without penalty prior to full payment or 4 weeks in advance of the performance, whichever is first. Final payment must reflect the number of tickets agreed upon at the 4-week deadline.
Q: Are educational materials available to educators prior to the performance?
A: Yes. We create Study Guides for all virtual field trips.
If you still have questions related to field trips, please contact our Guest Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (312) 374-8835.