Chicago Children's Theater Classes

Find the best theater and performing arts classes for kids in Chicago! There are numerous wonderful theater organizations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs that offer theater classes for fun, as well as for serious budding actors. Whether your child is interesting in musical theater, dramatic acting or improv, you can find the right theater class for your child right here.

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Music House School of Performing Arts

Two Locations, West Rogers Park and Humboldt Park,
Audition for your chance to be a part of something special- a virtual performance experience unlike anything you've ever done before! Junie B. Jones (ages 4-9), High School Musical Jr. (ages 9-16)

Imagine Performing Arts

Edgewater: 5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago,
Let your imagination run wild with an Imagine Performing Arts theatre class! Students build a strong theatrical foundation and enhance their performance skills while playing drama games, learning musical numbers, and devising an original play.

American Eagle Productions

Three Locations, Chicago (Andersonville, Edgewater) and Naperville,
Explore the magic of musical theatre with American Eagle's performing arts classes! Led by professional teaching artists, our instructors engage students with drama games, improv, movement, and singing all while fostering confidence, empathy, and collaboration.

Acting Studio Chicago
Online | 10 West Hubbard Street, Chicago
Train like a pro at Acting Studio Chicago! ASC online youth acting classes are perfect for young artists who are eager to......

The Actors Garden
909 S. Lombard Ave., Oak Park
The Actors Garden is a studio in Oak Park, IL that provides theater and performance classes for ages 4 to Adult. We are here......

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

All About Music & Children's Theatre
19108 Wolf Road, Mokena
Offering music and acting classes for ages prek and up. We offer private lessons and group instruction for; piano, voice......

Bubbles Academy Bucktown
2211 N. Elston, Chicago
Bubbles Academy is excited to offer brand new Drama classes for kiddos between 2-5 years old. We have Drama: Story Explorers......

Chicago Center for the Performing Arts
777 N. Green St., Chicago

Chicago Children's Theatre
Online | 100 S. Racine Ave. , Chicago
During this difficult time when many students aren’t in school, Chicago Children’s Theatre is encouraging children and......

Chicago Filmmakers
Online, Chicago-based
Offering oneline classes....

Child's Play Touring Theatre
2518 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago
Children are then active participants in creating a group generated story. The story is brought to life as a play, using our......

Citadel Theatre
300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest
Citadel Theatre provides acting classes for kids ages 6-16, featuring popular musicals, comedies and dramas. Kids have fun and......

City Kid Theatre
1008 Church Street, Glenview

Compass Creative Dramatics
4001 N Ravenswood , Chicago
Stretch those bravery and creativity muscles with Compass Creative Dramatics through our adventures in acting! Kids get their......

E.D.G.E. Theatre
5805 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago
E.D.G.E. Theater offers classes for Homeschoolers/Unschoolers that teach independence, social skills and theater. Don't miss......

EDGE of Orion
7518 Saint Louis Avenue, Skokie
EDGE of Orion Arts and Education began almost a decade ago in an effort to empower children through theatre arts as they learn......

1347 S State St., Chicago
At FAME Center, our theater classes are designed for kids ages 8+ who are interested in exploring theater. Students will have......

Filament Theatre
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Filament Theatre offers education programs where young people grow their skills in creative problem solving, teamwork......

Forevermore Dance & Theatre Arts
7466 W Belmont Ave., Chicago
Forevermore is founded on a love of the arts and a passion to educate and enrich lives. We encourage our students to explore......

Good Time Kids TV Acting Program
2633 W Harlem, Elmwood Park
Our unique innovative style of training will develop great acting skills and self confident. Students will also get and......

The Green Room
Two Locations, Chicago
A curriculum created by Chicago casting directors and taught by professional working actors combines modified theatre lessons......

Improv Playhouse
116 W. Lake Street, Libertyville
Improv Playhouse production subject matter is adjusted for the appropriate age group. Improv Playhouse has at its focus the......

Infinity Arts Academy LLC
3633 N. California Ave., Chicago
We are committed to providing life changing education through the arts. Through our programs we strive to offer all students......

Kingdom Performing Arts Academy
1102 E. 154th St, South Holland
Kingdom Performing Arts Academy (KPA2) is a faith-based performing arts education program, for children ages 4-17, that is......

Lake Forest Children's Theater Co.
1306 Hilary Lane, Highland Park

Long Grove Performing Arts Academy
344 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove
Northwest Chicagoland's home for first-rate instruction in the performing arts. Offering private voice and piano lessons, as......

Lookingglass Theatre Company
875 N Michigan Ave, Suite 2200 , Chicago
Lookingglass offers various programs (10 Week Studio Classes, Themed Birthday Parties, Workshops, etc) for students of all......

Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls
1535 N. Dayton St., Chicago

Metropolis Performing Arts Center
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights
Metropolis School of the Performing Arts provides drama, dance and music group classes and private lessons all year long for......

Music Theater Works
516 4th Street, Wilmette
We offer classes in creating your own musical and preparing audition and solo pieces for children ages 10-15. We also offer a......

Musical Chairs Studio
2124 W Lawrence Ave., Chicago
Boutique Music School in Chicago’s Lincoln Square since 2004. Our individualized approach to music lessons strives to create a......

New World Repertory Theater
923 Curtiss St, Downers Grove
All theater classes and workshops are taught by professional actors and directors! All classes culminate in a final......

Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie

Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts
1010 Madison St., Oak Park
Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts is a nationally award winning educational theater company offering productions, camps......

Performing Arts Studio
630 W. Webster 1-E, Chicago
The Performing Arts Studio offers a unique training space where kids and teens can step onto the stage with classes taught by......

Piven Theatre Workshop
927 Noyes Street, Evanston
A nationally respected training center for over 50 years, Piven Theatre Workshop has been honored with numerous awards and has......

Play On Ltd
Around Chicago
The company is dedicated to providing young people with quality theatre training implemented by professionals in a creative......

Playmakers Lab
Online, Chicago-based
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm PlayMakers Laboratory Theatre is going online with PlayMakers Media Lab!! PML is a......

Porchlight Music Theatre
2330 N. Halsted St., Chicago
Join the musical experts at Porchlight Music Theatre as we explore classic and contemporary musical hits, dance til we drop......

Provision Theater
1001 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago
This class will explore a variety of popular styles in musical theatre. Production numbers will include a variety of hits from......

Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark St., Chicago
Raven's Youth Program offers a variety of classes throughout the year for ages 5 - 15. From one-day classes on school days off......

The Revival
1160 E. 55th St., Chicago
The Revival – Hyde Park’s improv comedy theater – offers classes for children! Our instructors are among the best in Chicago......

School of Performing Arts
200 E 5th Ave # 132, Naperville
The School of Performing Arts is recognized as one of the area's premier centers for arts education. Our Naperville facility......

Second City Training Center Kids & Teen Program
Online | 1608 N. Wells St., Chicago
The Second City Training Center offers a smorgasbord of classes for kids and teens ages 4-18 all year long! In addition to......

Skyline Studios
Multiple Northshore Locations
Musical Theatre Classes for actors age 3-14! Actors meet new people, develop interpersonal skills, confidence building, and......

The Stage School
Online, Chicago
Act! Sing! Dance! All from the comfort of home! Each week kids ages 4 – 16 build their performance skills and unlock their......

Stages Performing Arts
Online | 1144 W Madison St. , Chicago
Stages Performing Arts offers one-of-a-kind classes and birthday party entertainment for children ages 2 months – 12 years......

The Theatre School at DePaul University
Online, Chicago-based
During these times of social distancing and separation due to the COVID-19 virus, CDD has created some initial online pilot......

Two Roads Theatre Project
1803 W. Byron, Chicago
Fall Acting Classes for Youth and Teens. We offer high-quality instruction in the Art of Acting in order to develop......

Vagabond School of the Arts
4001 N Ravenswood, Suite 504, Chicago
Embark on an extraordinary journey into the captivating realm of Vagabond School Acting Classes, where young adventurers......