Chicago Children's Theater Classes

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. Find the right theater class for your child right here.

The Second City Training Center

1616 N Wells St., Chicago, (312) 664-3959
Second City welcomes students of all ages to experience classes in improv, acting, writing, clowning, musicals and more. Learn performance concepts and skills that can be adapted to every day life such as "active listening, team building, thinking quickly, brainstorming, social integration, empathy and more."
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Lil Buds Theatre Company

1206 W Rosedale, Chicago, (773) 334-4543
Offering acting classes for children from 3-18 years old in our Edgewater studio. All students will have a blast expressing themselves creatively, using their imagination, and learning to work together. They will hone skills that will benefit them in all aspects of life from the stage to the classroom and beyond. All classes end with a presentation for families and friends!
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Acting Studio Chicago

10 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, (312) 527-4566
Acting Studio Chicago welcomes young actors Grades 1-12. Classes offered in our professional studios, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, are taught by working Chicago actors and directors. Programs are designed for young actors who are passionate about the craft of acting and are ready to be challenged.
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Actors Training Center
1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette
 (847) 251-8710
All About Music & Children's Theatre
19108 Wolf Road, Mokena
 (708) 479-0440
Brain Surgeon Theater
1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
 (773) 757-6206
Character Kids
around Chicago
 (773) 677-2560
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts
777 N. Green St., Chicago
 (312) 327-2040
Child's Play Touring Theatre
2518 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago
 (773) 235-8911
Dream Big Performing Arts
 (773) 944-9146
Emerald City Theatre Company
2933 N. Southport Ave, Chicago
 (773) 529-2690x15
Gorilla Tango Theatre
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
 (773) 598-45490
Lake Forest Children's Theater Co.
1306 Hilary Lane, Highland Park
 (847) 831-0555
Light Opera Works
516 4th Street, Wilmette
 (847) 920-5360
Long Grove Performing Arts Academy
344 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove
 (847) 780-SING
Lookingglass Theatre Company
875 N Michigan Ave, Suite 2200 , Chicago
 (773) 477-9257 x 193
Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls
1535 N. Dayton St., Chicago
 (312) 664-4631
Metropolis Performing Arts Center
111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights
 (847) 577-5982
The Music Theatre Company
1850 Greenbay Road, Highland Park
 (847) 579-4900
New World Repertory Theater
923 Curtiss St, Downers Grove
 (630) 663-1489
Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie
 (847) 673-6300
Piven Theatre Workshop
927 Noyes Street, Evanston
 (847) 866-6597
Play On Ltd
Around Chicago
 (847) 337-9614
Provision Theater
1001 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago
 (312) 455-0065
Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark St., Chicago
 (773) 338-2177
School of Performing Arts
200 E 5th Ave # 132, Naperville
 (630) 717-6622
StageCoach Theatre Arts Schools
260 N Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge
 (847) 224-6040
Studio BE
3110 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago
 (773) 248-5900