West Loop Classes-Grades K to 2

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s classes for students in Grades K-2 engage their boundless creativity and encourage the practice of collaboration, both onstage and off. In our Acting Adventures series, young artists will create thrilling stories, tenacious characters, and nail-biting conflicts with the guidance and mentorship of professional theatre artists.

Acting Adventures: Fairy Tale Tornado | Winter 2023
Runs Jan 9 - Mar 27, 2023

Grades K-2
Mondays, 4:30-5:30 PM CST
at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)
$225 thru 11/25, then $265 | 10 sessions

No class 1/16 & 2/20

Dragons, fairies, and witches, oh my! But what if the evil witch is just misunderstood? Or the princess doesn’t want to be rescued? Through theatrical explorations of classic fairy tales, you will move, act, play, and make these fairy tales your own.The last day of class will culminate in the opening (and closing) of an original fairy tale mashup presented right in your classroom!

   

Improv Adventures: The Power of Parody | Winter 2023
Runs Jan 17 - Mar 21, 2023

Grades K-2
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM CST
at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)
$225 thru 11/25, then $265 | 10 sessions

Get ready to shake out the nerves and take the stage as a confident and collaborative performer! You’ll see the silly side of popular stories as we explore the comedic concept of parody through improv games, drama activities, and unscripted storytelling. On the last day of class, the West Loop's newest improv troupe will host a mini-improv show right in your classroom!

   

DIY Theatre: Characters, Costumes, and Crafts | Winter 2023
Runs Jan 18 - Mar 22, 2023

Grades 2-5
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM CST
at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)
$225 thru 11/25, then $265 | 10 sessions

In this unique theatre class, you get to do it all. Create a character, then design your costume! Step into the scene, then behold the scenery you’ve painted! On the last day of class, this talented troupe of actor-designers will perform some favorite characters and stories from class, filled with your very own creations!

   

Acting Adventures: Fantasy Epics | Winter 2023
Runs Jan 26 - Mar 30, 2023

Grades K-2
Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 PM CST
at Chicago Children's Theatre (100 S Racine)
$225 thru 11/25, then $265 | 10 sessions

Calling all wizards, elves, and fantastic beasts! Through theatrical explorations of classic fantasy characters, you will move, act, play, and create fantasy worlds of your own. The last day of class will culminate in the opening (and closing) of an original tale created right in your classroom!

   

COVID Policy

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to abide by CCT Education’s COVID policies, which are as follows for all winter classes held at Chicago Children’s Theatre.

  • Any person 2 years old or older must wear a mask while inside the building.
  • All students over the age of 5 must show proof of vaccination prior to the first day of class or a negative test taken within 72 hours of each class.
  • The culminating sharing (which takes place on the last day of each class) will be mask-optional for all participating students. Family and friends attending the sharing must remain masked while inside.

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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