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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Filament Theatre Camps

4041 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago,
Filament Camps focus on amplifying the creativity of young participants. In a Filament camp, participants work with the theatre’s directors, playwrights, and teaching artists to directly influence the plays they’ll come to see throughout the year!

Artist Playhouse Camp

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!

American Eagle Productions

Two Locations, Chicago (Andersonville) 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.

CircEsteem Summer Camp

4730 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago,
Learn circus this summer at CircEsteem Summer Camp! Camp allows each child to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, physical awareness and an understanding of the potential they possess. Learn trapeze, tightwire, juggling and more!

Skyline Children’s Theater Broadway Summer Camp

Multiple Locations, Lakeview/Lincoln Park, Andersonville, Ravenswood, Winnetka, Glenview, Barrington and more,
Rising stars age 5-14: sing, dance, and shine with Skyline in Mary Poppins, Matilda, and more! Step into the spotlight, make friends, build confidence, and have tons of summer fun!

The Second City

230 W North Ave., Chicago,
Get ready to LOL! Second City Comedy Camps are all about unleashing your child’s potential through the magic of improv. Here, kids cut loose, crack jokes, and break out of their shells like never before.

Music Theater Works Camps

620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka,
YouthREACH is perfect for budding Broadway stars ages 8 - 13. Everyone gets a role in this summer’s youth versions of WIZARD OF OZ, ANNIE, MEAN GIRLS, GUYS AND DOLLS and LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL.

Imagine Performing Arts

5451 N. Broadway St., Chicago,
We're bringing the drama to summer break! At Imagine Performing Arts, we are here to kick summer up a notch with our fun and engaging theatre programming for kids ages 4-13.

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!

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
An unforgettable, immersive experience! Campers learn circus and aerial skills: drama, tumbling, trapeze, tightwire, stilts......

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......

Beverly Arts Center’s Summer Arts Camp
2407 West 111th Street, Chicago
This full-day camp will provide a unique, elevated arts experience for rising Kindergarteners through 8th graders. Students......

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......

iO Theater Improv Summer Camp
1501 N Kingsbury St,, Chicago
Immersive week-long improv classes are designed specifically for teen comics. Dive headfirst into the world of improvisational......

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......

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......

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......

Porchlight Music Theatre
2330 N. Halsted Street, Chicago
Our camps for actors 4 - 17 introduce musicals in an open and welcoming environment as they learn and grow in specific musical......

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......