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.

Note: This 2020 Summer Camp Guide is our regular annual Summer Camp Guide, and we are working hard to keep information up-to-date. However, information is changing rapidly and often, so please contact camps to get the most current information on their offerings and operating status.

To find Virtual Camps, please visit our special 2020 Virtual Camp Guide.

Featured Listings

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 from classically trained instructors, meet other creative campers, and enjoy an unforgettable summer!

Music House, School of Performing Arts - Going Virtual

Two Locations, Chicago,
Take the stage this summer at Music House Performing Arts Camp. Campers are encouraged to create, explore, and let out their inner artist through dance, music, visual arts, and rock band. No experience necessary!

ComedySportz Summer Camp: Going Virtual

Online, Chicago-based,
Camp Kah-Mah-Dee by ComedySportz is a fun and interactive summer camp that teaches kids confidence, self esteem and positivity all through improv and standup comedy. Three different week long sessions available.

Lookingglass Summer Camps - Going Virtual

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.

CircEsteem Summer Camp

4730 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago,
Run away with the circus this summer! CircEsteem’s fun and engaging day camp is for ages 6-16. Kids are given opportunities to try varying circus apparatus including trapeze, silks, juggling, German wheel, tumbling and trampoline.

Dream Big Performing Arts

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 4-15 an unforgettable collaborative experience acting, singing, and dancing with friends! Countless creative themes all summer long!

Lifeline Theatre Summer Drama Camps - Going Virtual

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 - Going Virtual

1608 N Wells Ave., Chicago,
Classes and Camps are for students ages 6-18 and are taught by skilled Second City instructors who are experts at creating a safe space where kids can get out of their comfort zones and really explore comedy.

Acting Studio Chicago - Going Virtual
10 West Hubbard Street, Chicago
Our Youth Summer Programs offer a variety of fun and challenging summer options for students of many ages and training levels......

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......

Brain Arts Camp
1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Have a very Brain Surgeon summer - or a very Brain Surgeon birthday! Movie-making and theater summer camps and birthday......

Camp Adler - Music Art Drama
Camp Adler presents an opportunity for creative youth (ages 4-13) to explore and develop new or current interests in Music......

Camp Allegro Piano Day Camp
Des Plaines
Camp Allegro offers the 7-13 year old child a unique and memorable summer experience combining friendship, fun in the sun, and......

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

Chicago Children's Theatre Summer Camp at The Station
100 S. Racine Avenue, Chicago
A summer of ADVENTURE at CCT! Campers will create their own myths and legends while learning skills in acting, song writing......

Chicago Filmmakers Digital Moviemaking Summer Camp
5243 N. Clark St., Chicago
This comprehensive camp covers all aspects of digital video production, from initial concept to finished movie. Students will......

Chicago Kids Company - Theater Camp
Chicago Kids Company offers Fairy Tale Camp for ages 4-6, Jr. Musical Theatre Camp for ages 6-9, and Musical Theatre Camp for......

Child’s Play Touring Theatre Summer Camp
4626 N. Knox Ave., , Chicago
Campers will be working with Child’s Play teaching artists to learn and develop skills in acting, writing, improvisation......

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
See your child shine as they learn, play, and perform "Cinderella (Saves the World!)" in just 5 days! Looking to fill......

Curious Kids Camera Camp - Neil Stern Photo
3701 North Ravenswood, Chicago
In this week-long summer class, kids will learn the ins and outs of digital photography at our Ravenswood studio. We’ll begin......

eta Creative Arts Summer Arts Program
7558 S South Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Now in its 19th year and with 100% enrollment, Chicago on the Nile Summer Cultural Arts Day Camp for 6-12 year olds is the......

Facets Film Camp - Going Virtual
1517 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago
Make a film this summer. Facets’ week-long summer camps cover everything from basic to advanced techniques in filmmaking......

Free Street Theater - UpSideDown School Summer Camp
1419 W. Blackhawk , Chicago
Our Summer Day Camp for 3-5 and 6-9 year olds creates a vibrant arts first learning experience that develops the curiosity of......

Galaxie Kids! Summer Arts/Dance Camp

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......

The Green Room
3701 N Ravenswood Rm #201, 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 - Canceled
Kenosha WI
Located on the campus of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Harand offers the best non-competitive musical theater......

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 2020. ...

Knuckleball Comedy at the Menomonee Club
1535 N. Dayton, Chicago
From improv to storytelling, from clowning to writing sketch, this comedy camp has it all. Participants will gain valuable......

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

Laugh Out Loud Improv and Sketch Comedy Summer Camp
The Laugh Out Loud Improv and Sketch Comedy Summer Camps are designed to help you explore the unknown, follow the funny, and......

Lil Buds Theatre Camp at the Edge Theater
5451 N Broadway, Chicago
The mission of the Li’l Buds Theatre Summer Camp is to instill the importance of collaboration and imagination. We strive to......

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

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......

The Music Connection - Frankfort
9370 W. Laraway, Frankfort
Kids will learn to Dance, Sing, Act and Play, and even learn the art of costume and set design. They'll spend a week learning......

Music Theater Works Camps
516 4th Street, Wilmette
At Light Opera Works, we offer numerous summer workshops for children ages 8-13! New this summer is our youth production for......

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......

Northlight Performing Arts Summer Camp
9501 Skokie Blvd,, Skokie
Northlight Performing Arts Summer Camp combines professional theatre training with timeless summer camp traditions and an......

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......

Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts
126 N. Oak Park Ave. , Oak Park
Ovation Academy provides the highest quality of training and instruction in the arts, encouraging excellence, enthusiasm......

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......

Play On Drama Camp
This exciting camp combines professional theatre training with field trips, swimming and outdoor fun for the perfect......

Porchlight Music Theatre
2330 N Halsted St., Chicago
Porchlight Music Theatre is so excited to offer a one-of a-kind opportunity for young actors to rehearse a one act version of......

Prop Theater's Shakespeare All-Stars Summer Theatre Camp
3502 N. Elston, Chicago
Camp will focus on developing fundamental acting skills including physical and vocal techniques, character exploration, and......

Provision Theater Camp
1001 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago
This musical theatre based camp is for kids ages 5-11 and teens ages 12-16 who are interested in taking the stage, whether......

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......

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

SPACE Summer Arts Camp
3433 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago

Spotlight Youth Theater Camp
Spotlight Youth Theater is a non-profit, educational children's theater arts program for students ages 4-18 in the Aurora......

Stage 773's Summer Performing Day Camp
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......

Studio BE Performing Arts Summer Camp
3110 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago
Summer at Studio BE is really something special! More than just singing and dancing, Studio BE Summer Campers make memories......

Summer Circus Camp
927 Noyes Street , Evanston
Of the dozens of programs Actors Gym offers kids each year, their camps stand out as the most immersive and popular of them......

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......

Summer Musical Camp at Virtuoso Performing Arts
8120 Lehigh Ave., Suite 105, Morton Grove
Each Summer VPA offers a musical theater camp to grades 1-12 which culminates in a fully staged musical. Pricing for both......

Theatre at the Centre
1040 Ridge Road,, Munster
Founded in 1991, Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional, equity theater at its home, The Center for Visual and......

Three Cat Education Summer Theatre Camps
7924 Lincoln Ave, Skokie
Using the actor’s most important tools (Body, Voice and Imagination) campers are challenged to discover, explore and develop......

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......

Virtuoso Performing Arts Camp
8120 Lehigh, Suite 105, Morton Grove
Our Summer Day Camps are the perfect way to keep your child entertained and enriched all summer long! We offer morning......

Windy City Music Theatre
5340 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago
Students of all ages learn skills in acting, singing & movement, working with some of the best theatre professionals in the......