West Loop Classes-Grades 6 to 8

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s classes for students in Grades 6-8 challenge young artists to tell stories from their own experiences and from the world around them. In classes exploring multimedia, film, devising, and advanced acting, young artists build artistic and life-learning skills to engage with art, media, and their world thoughtfully and critically. Each session features a mini performance for friends and family on the final day of class! 

Red Kite Workshop: Musical Theatre | Spring 2024
Runs Apr 9 - May 14, 2024

For ages 8-15
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine Ave
$168 | 6 sessions
Register by 3/1/24 for a 15% discount!

Designed for young people on the autism spectrum, this lively musical theatre workshop will encourage you to find the music within you! You’ll build confidence in your vocal abilities, learn basic dance steps and original choreography, and act your heart out to beloved musical theatre songs. In the final workshop, you’ll perform a mini musical theatre showcase right in your classroom!




Teen Acting Lab: Lights, Camera, Action! | Spring 2024
Runs Apr 10 - May 22, 2024

For grades 6-8
Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
at Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S Racine Ave
$294 | 7 sessions
Register by 3/1/24 for a 15% discount!

Practice your acting skills on the silver screen! In this advanced acting class, students will hone their on-camera acting skills through scene work, character generation, and collaboration, all while creating an original film short. On the last day of class, we’ll roll out the red carpet for a movie premiere right in your classroom!

CCT offers free after-school pick-up from Skinner West Elementary School and Intercultural Montessori.




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COVID Policy

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to abide by CCT Education’s COVID policies. Please carefully review our latest policies on our Education Policies & FAQs page. 

Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities, our Education Policies & FAQs, and our current roster of Teaching Artists.

If you have questions about CCT’s education programming please contact our Education & Community Programs Manager, Sivan Spector, at sivan@chicagochildrenstheatre.org, or by calling (312) 374-8828.

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