Chicago Kids Performing Arts & 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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Porchlight Music Theatre

2330 N. Halsted Street, Chicago,
Chicago’s musical theatre home is back this summer! Join us for singing, dancing, acting, writing, making new friends and creating a final show for family and friends. Scholarships & Payment Plans Available.

Skyline Studios

Multiple Locations, Lakeview/Lincoln Park, Andersonville, Ravenswood,
Join Skyline Children’s Theater at Broadway Summer Camp for ages 5-14 in Lincoln Park, Andersonville, and Ravenswood! Days will be packed with singing, acting, dancing, crafts, games, teamwork, and fun in the sun with friends.

CircEsteem Summer Camp

4848 N Sheridan Rd., Chicago,
Kids in Chicago don’t have to run away to join the circus! Let your young one take the center ring, learning skills like: Juggling, Plate Spinning, German Wheel, Aerial silks, Mini trampoline, Clowning and more...

Young Artists Playhouse

Two Locations, West Rogers Park and Humboldt Park,
At Young Artist Playhouse Camp, we put FUN first. Everyday campers will learn and explore music, art, dance, AND theater. Every Friday there is a performance for parents!

Lifeline Theatre Summer Drama Camps

6912 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago,
Our instructors are preparing activities and games for campers to spend their days exploring stories, building characters, moving their bodies and learning theatre production skills that will take your camper’s imagination to far-away places!

Actors Gymnasium

927 Noyes St. #100, Evanston,
An unforgettable, immersive experience! Campers learn circus and aerial skills: drama, tumbling, trapeze, tightwire, stilts, and more, and there’s no experience necessary to join!"

Summer Jam & Performing Arts: The Rooted Space & Merry Music Makers

Two Locations, Chicago,
After a half-day exploring the performing arts with the professional theater and dance instructors at The Rooted Space, campers have lunch on the playground and head to Merry Music Makers for music, weeklong camp!

The Second City

230 W North Ave., Chicago,
Exercise your creative energies in Second City comedy camps! Campers play fun improv games to help boost self-confidence and develop spontaneity and playfulness. It's Chicago's funniest summer camp for ages 7-18!

American Eagle Productions

Three Locations, Chicago (Andersonville, Lincoln Park) 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.

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 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......

Bravo Theater Camp
145 W. Dundee Rd. , Buffalo Grove
Looking for a fun and creative way to spend your summer? Look no further than our Summer Drama Camp! Whether you're a budding......

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......

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....

Creative Root at The Theatre School at Depaul University
2350 N. Racine Avenue, Chicago
Our summer theatre camp is filled with magic, wonder, and a whole lot of characters! We offer in-person summer camp......

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......

Facets Film Camps - Virtual and Hybrid
1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago
Sign up for a virtual, hybrid, and in-person Film Camps to learn the best filmmaking techniques to tell a story in your own......

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
Join Lookingglass Theatre Company to create theatre magic during our in-person Summer Camp! This four-week immersive......

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......

MSA & Circus Arts
1934 N Campbell Ave., Chicago-based
In our program designed by professional circus artists and trainers with the aim to keep children healthy and active, your......

Mudlark Theater Summer Camp
1417 Hinman Ave., Evanston
This year, bring your creativity to life in one of our 1-week, 2-week, 3-week camps, or 4-week camps for ages 6-9 and 10-14......

Music Theater Works Camps
516 4th Street, Wilmette
Kids Company ages 8-13
Young performers wanting to learn musical theater from professional teaching......

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
One River School has transformed the summer camp experience by developing the most fun and compelling creative camps in......

Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts
1010 Madison St, Oak Park
Ovation Academy provides high quality training in the performing arts, encouraging excellence, enthusiasm, professionalism and......

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. Great for novice students or......

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......

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......

The Viola Project
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago
Join The Viola Project this summer for any of 4 week-long Shakespeare camps for girls and gender nonconforming/non-binary......