Chicago Children's Performing Art & Film Camps

Did you know that involvement in the performing arts can be associated with improvements in abilities in math, reading, critical thinking, and verbal skills? It can also increase your child's sense of self confidence and interpersonal skills. Find the right type of performing arts camp for your child from this list of great Chicago area options.

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Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts

1010 Madison St, Oak Park,
Our popular summer camps invite kids to explore the exciting world of musical theater while making friends, developing new skills, and working together to create a final performance to share with families.

CircEsteem Summer Camp

4730 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago,
Summer Circus Camp is a fun, safe, supportive environment where children explore the many skills that create the Circus Arts. Kids can learn trapeze, acrobatics, clowning, juggling, stilt walking, gym wheel, tight wire, rola bola, and mini trampoline.

American Eagle Productions

Online and In-Person, Chicago and Naperville,
Explore the magic of theatre with American Eagle's summer performing arts camps! Led by professional teaching artists, campers hone skills in acting, singing, and dance while playing games, socializing with peers, and performing for audiences.

Creative Root at The Theatre School at Depaul University

2350 N. Racine Avenue, 221E, Chicago,
Creative Root is offering both online and in-person summer camp experiences this year exploring the worlds of Oz and Neverland! Each session will dive into these classic worlds and the characters that inhabit them while learning about the tools of theater.

Lifeline Theatre Summer Drama Camps

6912 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago,
Our instructors are preparing activities and games that will take your camper’s imagination to far away places. We are determined to bring all the fun – and as much social interaction as possible – to the virtual space.

Second City Comedy Classes & Camps

1608 N Wells Ave., Chicago,
Have The Funniest Summer Ever! The world-famous laugh academy, The Second City, is offering kids the whole gamut of summer programming this year. In-person and online summer camps are open to kids ages 7 to 18.

Porchlight Music Theatre

4200 W. Diversey Ave. , Chicago,
Get back on stage with Porchlight Music Theatre Summer Camp! Campers will act, sing and dance while they make new friends and prepare for their final performance on the last day of camp!

Young Artists Playhouse

Two Locations, West Rogers Park and Humboldt Park,
Young Artists Playhouse campers will spend each morning (9am-12pm) learning foundational music, dance, art, and theater skills to help them grow as young artists.

MSA & Circus Arts

1934 N Campbell Ave., Chicago-based,
The most well-rounded camp program in Chicago for kids ages 6-15! Limited offer: Save up to $320. Program designed by professional circus artists and certified fitness experts! Enroll today and save!

Skyline Studios

Andersonville Chicago, Winnetka, Northbrook,
Skyline Studios is bringing Broadway to Chicagoland this summer with in person full and half day musical theatre camps! Children ages 3-14 will sing, dance, and shine on stage while making friends and having fun!

Acting Studio Chicago Summer Camps and Classes
10 West Hubbard Street, Chicago
Strengthen your acting skills this summer! Our Youth Summer Programs offer a variety of fun and challenging summer options......

Actors Gymnasium
927 Noyes St. #100, Evanston
Actors Gym’s socially distanced summer camps are perfect for young performers who want to strengthen, stretch, and flex their......

Actors Training Center
1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette
Actors Training Center’s mission is to provide all students with a creative outlet, making industry-grade training accessible......

Aloft Loft Camp
3324 W Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago
The Aloft Loft challenges professional aerialists and curious newbies alike with our fun-loving, muscle-building approach to......

Camp Adler - Music Art Drama
At Camp Adler, creative young people (ages 5-11) explore and expand their skills in art and performance. During each......

Camp ComedySportz
Online, Chicago-based
For kids 8-18. Kids will be put in classes with other students in the same age group. We encourage kids of all types to join......

Chicago Children's Theatre
100 S. Racine Avenue, Chicago
Every Winter, Spring, and Summer, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers a variety of 1 and 2-week camps for children ages 5-13......

Chicago Filmmakers Digital Moviemaking Summer Camp
5243 N. Clark St., Chicago
Students will learn about pre-production planning, storyboarding, cameras, lighting, sound, shot composition, and computer......

Chicago Kids Company - Theater Camp

Community Theater Kids Camp at Clarendon Hills Park District
315 E. Chicago Avenue , Clarendon Hills
This Clarendon Hills Park District drama camp offers a unique opportunity for older children and teens to sing, dance and act......

Compass Creative Dramatics Summer Theatre Camp
Lincoln Park, Wicker Park
Camp plans for 2021 are undetermined....

eta Creative Arts Summer Arts Program
7558 S South Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Camp plans TBD. ...

Facets Film Camp
1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago
At FACETS Film Camps, kids ages 8–14 learn how to tell their stories through film and animation. To make sure all campers......

The Green Room
1915 W. Chicago Ave. #1F, Chicago
Kids & Teens On-Camera SUMMER CAMP! A fun week long intensive of audition techniques and theatre games. Learn from on-camera......

Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts
Kenosha WI
Established in 1955, Harand Camp was one of the nation's first co-ed, residential camps to combine SINGING, DANCING, and......

Hearts to Art Performing Arts Camp at the Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr, Chicago
Hearts to Art performing arts camp brings together young people between the ages of 7 and 14 who have experienced the death of......

Improv Playhouse
116 W. Lake, Libertyville
Camps will be held with smaller groups and safe spaces for the summer of 2021....

Infinity Arts Academy LLC
3633 N. California, Chicago
Experience the Best of Broadway and Outdoor Shakespeare with Infinity Arts Academy in our Performing Arts Summer Camp! Learn......

LaPetite Academy Camp
Various Chicago area locations
Fascinating facts and fantastic field trips. Playing games and creating or making music. Exciting experiments and engaging......

Lookingglass Summer Camps
821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Our theatre camps invite students to create a world beyond imagination, working collaboratively with professional artists to......

Metropolis Performing Arts Center Camp
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights

Modeling Camp
720 S Michigan Ave., Chicago
MODELING CAMP offers girls the opportunity to experience the world of modeling and fashion! Featured on GOOD MORNING AMERICA......

Music Theater Works Camps
516 4th Street, Wilmette
At Music Theater Works, we offer numerous summer workshops for children ages 8-13. 2021 Plans tbd....

Musical Chairs Studio
2124 W Lawrence Ave., Chicago
Jump into the world of Theater this summer. Our approach strives to develop self-awareness and build confidence through a......

Musical Theater Camp for Kids at Lake Forest College
555 N Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest
The Musical Theater Camp for Kids is designed for younger singers to work on their singing, dancing and acting skills in a......

OneRiver School of Art+Design
1033 Davis St., Evanston
Summer camps at One River offer students of all ages a series of progressive and creative courses across art, digital art......

Performing Arts Studio
630 W. Webster 1-E, Chicago
Summer Camps are a combination of physical and performing arts. Classes are taught inside Performing Arts Studio across the......

Raven Theatre Take Flight Summer Camp
6157 N. Clark St., Chicago
Raven Theatre will offer five summer camp sessions providing training in theatre arts for kids age 5 to 13. Great for novice......

The Revival Summer Camps
1160 E. 55th St., Chicago
The Revival, Hyde Park's improv comedy theater, offers several different one-week camp formats for kids ages 6-12. Each week......

Stage 773
1225 W Belmont, Chicago
Live your theatre dreams this summer! Whether you're a beginner exploring theatre or a seasoned performer, Stage 773's summer......

The Stage School of Park Ridge
100 S Western Ave, Park Ridge
At The Stage School of Park Ridge, campers spend the week learning drama, singing, dance, and rehearsing a musical that will......

Summer in the Arts at Northern
The summer arts camps at NIU are a unique blend of intensity and fun. Campers with a passion for the visual arts, theatre, or......

Two Roads Theatre Project Summer Acting Lab
1803 W. Byron, Chicago
Through the use of exercises and activities, students in our small classes will learn the basics of acting, express their......

UIC Theatre & Music Summer Camps
1040 W. Harrison Street, L017, Chicago
Create, perform, discover with UIC Theatre Summer Camp. Students will collaborate to create an original work. Workshops and......