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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Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop

5255 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago
See why Dream Big was voted #1 Theater Class in Chicago! Taught by professionally skilled teaching artists, our 1-Week Drama Camps offer children ages 3-18 an unforgettable collaborative experience acting, singing, and dancing with friends! Countless creative themes all summer long!

Emerald City Theatre Summer Camp 2019

Lakeview and Lincoln Park
Emerald City Theatre offers world-class summer camps for ages 3.5 – 15! 2019 titles include Descendants, Pete the Cat, Hamilton, Matilda, Mean Girls: The Musical, and more!

Second City Comedy Classes & Camps

1608 N Wells Ave., Chicago
The Second City Training Center offers a variety of classes including improv, acting, writing, stand-up, etc. for kids and teens all year long. In addition to classes, camps are available all summer and during school winter and spring breaks.

Music House, School of Performing Arts

Two Locations, Chicago
Campers will get hands on experience with guitar, drums, and vocals in rock band class, release their inner artist with multimedia art, learn fun improv and theatre games, and dance to their favorite kid-friendly pop tunes.

Actors Gymnasium Circus & Performing Arts Camp

927 Noyes Street , Evanston
An immersive day camp with activities that include circus arts, drama, and more. Play with world-class instructors, and show off your skills at the end of the 4 weeks in a fully produced show!

Lifeline Theatre Summer Drama Camps

6912 N Glenwood Ave., Chicago
Discover new worlds at Lifeline Theatre's Drama Camps! Children explore their imaginations and hone their natural performing abilities while gaining sound theatre training in a fun-filled atmosphere.

Lookingglass Summer Camps

821 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
Voyage on the high seas with Lookingglass this summer! Our theatre camps invite students to create a world beyond imagination, working collaboratively with professional artists to invent and transform stories.

Porchlight Music Theatre

2350 N. Racine Ave, Chicago
Porchlight Music Theatre’s summer camp in Lincoln Park for ages 7 - 12 has two sessions between June 24 - July 19. Create your own musical!

Actors Training Center
1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette
(847) 251-8710
Aloft Loft Camp
3324 W Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago
(773) 782-6662
Brain Arts Camp
1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
(773) 757-6206
Camp Adler - Music Art Drama
(847) 367-0707
Camp Allegro Piano Day Camp
Des Plaines
(312) 335-8426
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts Camp
777 N. Green St., Chicago
(312) 327-2040
Chicago Children's Theatre Summer Camp at The Station
100 S. Racine Avenue, Chicago
(773) 227-0180x321
Chicago Filmmakers Digital Moviemaking Summer Camp
5243 N. Clark St., Chicago
(773) 293-1447
Chicago Kids Company - Theater Camp
(773) 205-9600
Child’s Play Touring Theatre Summer Camp
4626 N. Knox Ave., , Chicago
(773) 235-8911
CircEsteem Summer Camp
4730 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago
(773) 732-4564
ComedySportz Summer Camp
929 W Belmont , Chicago
(773) 549-8080
Community Theater Kids Camp at Clarendon Hills Park District
315 E. Chicago Avenue , Clarendon Hills
(630) 323-2626
Compass Creative Dramatics Summer Theatre Camp
Lincoln Park, Wicker Park
(773) 893-0535
Curious Kids Camera Camp - Neil Stern Photo
3701 North Ravenswood, Chicago
(312) 259-2720
eta Creative Arts Summer Arts Program
7558 S South Chicago Avenue, Chicago
(773) 752-3955
Facets Film Camp
1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago
(773) 281-9075 ext. 109
Free Street Theater - UpSideDown School Summer Camp
1419 W. Blackhawk , Chicago
(773) 772-7248
Galaxie Kids! Summer Arts/Dance Camp
(773) 267-6010
The Green Room
1915 W. Chicago Ave. #1F, Chicago
(312) 685-2774
The Green Room
3701 N Ravenswood Rm #201, Chicago
(312) 685-2774
Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts
Kenosha WI
(847) 864-1500
Hearts to Art Performing Arts Camp at the Auditorium Theatre
50 E Ida B Wells Dr, Chicago
(312) 341-2300
Infinity Arts Academy LLC
3633 N. California, Chicago
(773) 423-5058
Knuckleball Comedy at the Menomonee Club
1535 N. Dayton, Chicago
(773) 659-9770
LaPetite Academy Camp
Various Chicago area locations
(800) LaPetite
Laugh Out Loud Improv and Sketch Comedy Summer Camp
(847) 240-0386
Lil Buds Theatre Camp at the Edge Theater
5451 N Broadway, Chicago
(773) 334-4543
Long Grove Performing Arts Academy
344 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove
(847) 780-SING (7464)
Metropolis Performing Arts Center Camp
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights
(847) 577-5982
Modeling Camp
720 S Michigan Ave., Chicago
(888) 757-5575
The Music Connection - Frankfort
9370 W. Laraway, Frankfort
(815) 464-4434
Music Theater Works Camps
516 4th Street, Wilmette
(847) 920-5360
Musical Theater Camp for Kids at Lake Forest College
555 N Sheridan Rd., Lake Forest
(847) 735-5138
Northlight Performing Arts Summer Camp
9501 Skokie Blvd,, Skokie
(847) 679-9501 x3644
OneRiver School of Art+Design
1033 Davis St., Evanston
(847) 737-5806
Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts
126 N. Oak Park Ave. , Oak Park
(708) 222-7564
Performing Arts Studio
630 W. Webster 1-E, Chicago
(773) 857-0577
Play On Drama Camp
(847) 337-9614
Prop Theater's Shakespeare All-Stars Summer Theatre Camp
3502 N. Elston, Chicago
(773) 697-3124
Provision Theater Camp
1001 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago
(312) 455-0065
Raven Theatre Take Flight Summer Camp
6157 N. Clark St., Chicago
(773) 338-6537
The Revival Summer Camps
1160 E. 55th St., Chicago
(773) 891-4415
Skyline Studios
Multiple Northshore Locations
(847) 769-8174
SPACE Summer Arts Camp
3433 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago
(773) 463-1200
Spotlight Youth Theater Camp
(847) 516-2298
Stage 773's Summer Performing Day Camp
1225 W Belmont, Chicago
(773) 929-7367
The Stage School of Park Ridge
100 S Western Ave, Park Ridge
(847) 224-6040
Studio BE Performing Arts Summer Camp
3110 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago
(773) 248-5900
Summer in the Arts at Northern
(815) 753-1450
Summer Musical Camp at Virtuoso Performing Arts
8120 Lehigh Ave., Suite 105, Morton Grove
(847) 998-9900
Theatre at the Centre
1040 Ridge Road,, Munster
(219) 836-3255
Three Cat Education Summer Theatre Camps
7924 Lincoln Ave, Skokie
(312) 725-6859
Two Roads Theatre Project Summer Acting Lab
1803 W. Byron, Chicago
(312) 772-3057
UIC Theatre & Music Summer Camps
1040 W. Harrison Street, L017, Chicago
(312) 996-2867
Virtuoso Performing Arts Camp
8120 Lehigh, Suite 105, Morton Grove
(847) 998-9900
Windy City Music Theatre
5340 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago
(312) 324-3700