Younger Stages


Stop Motion Shakespeare with Sharon Krome
Wednesdays, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Grades 2 – 5 | $230

Using paper art and illustrations, students will explore stop motion animation to recreate classic poems as old as Shakespeare to modern day Hip Hop. Using the paper cutouts of characters and imagery provided, original illustrations created within the workshop, and by recording their very best voice acting, each student will experience hands-on video production.

Acting Level 1, Section 1: Building Character with Jane Kittendorf
Wednesdays, 4:15 PM – 5 PM
Grades K – 1 | $230

In this theatre class, students will start to explore the creation of character and narrative. This class prepares performers to take the stage and encourages confidence in collaborative play. This class culminates in an open workshop of the class and short scenes. 


Acting Level 2: Devising an Ensemble with Michael Driscoll
Thursdays, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Grades 2 – 4 | $230

Through the process of improvisation and creative play, the young artists in this class will devise and perform an original work! Young actors learn fundamental acting skills, how to compose an original play, create unique characters using their bodies and voices, and practice valuable collaboration skills as they work with their peers as an ensemble. 

Classes take place at The Station
100 South Racine Ave. | Chicago, IL 60607

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

We believe every child should have access to our programming regardless of financial position. We make every effort to provide scholarships for children and families with demonstrated need. 

Inclusion and access are core values at CCT. We believe, and research supports, that access to high-quality theatre arts learning experiences is essential to enhance individual development and improved functioning in school, work, and community settings. We know exposure to the theatre can increase a child’s capacity for empathy, ultimately cultivating a more accepting society. 

Annually, 1 in 5 youth at CCT will receive financial assistance to participate in this game-changing programming. If you would like to add your name to our list of THEATRE EDUCATION ACCESS supporters, or if you would like more information on our financial assistance program, contact us today! 

Thanks to the generosity of the Susan M. Venturi Fund in memory of James and Roslyn Marks, financial assistance is available for our education programs.