Kids’ Theater and Drama Classes in Chicagoland

Theater classes help kids develop new talents, boost their confidence, expand their imaginations, and explore a colorful world outside of their own. Regardless of your child’s age or experience level, there’s a theater program in Chicagoland that will help your little star shine on stage! Many programs are offering online options, giving kids a creative outlet at home.

Theater Classes and Programs

Paramount School of the Arts
20 S Stolp Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 896-6810

The Second City
1616 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 337-3992

Chicago Kids Company
Administrative Office
4124 N. Nashville Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 205-9600

Chicago Children’s Theatre
100 S. Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 227-0180

Elmhurst Children’s Theater
PO Box 64
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Beyond Center Stage
770 N. Church Rd. Suite G
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 833-0085

BAM Theatre
641 S. Bodin Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 923-5226

Stage Door Fine Arts
Community House
415 W. Eighth Street
Hinsdale, IL, 60521
(630) 728-0465

Footlight Players of LaGrange Park
1501 Barnsdale Road
La Grange Park, IL 60526
(708) 354-4580

Guardian Angel Players
1113 Harrison Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526
(708) 715-4451

Bicentennial Park & Theatre Kids Programs
201 Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 724-3761

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LATTE (LaGrange Area Teen Theater Ensemble)
20 N Ashland Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 655-0989

Allegro Music & Dance Academy
1014 South Hamilton
Lockport, IL 60441
(877) 853-2763

Little Mountain Theater
800 Porter Street
Lemont, IL 60439

Lombard Children’s Theater
339 S. Craig Place
Lombard, IL, 60148
(708) 528-8243

All About Music & Children’s Theater
19108 Wolf Road
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 479-0440

Curtain Call Theater
11112 Front Street
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 607-2281

Street of Dreams Jr Theatre
9960 W. 191st Street, Suite L
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 478-4161

Bright Side Theatre
Meiley Swallow Hall
31 S Ellsworth Street
Naperville, IL 60540
630-447-TIXS (8497)

Kidz Kabaret
1665 Quincy Avenue, Suite 143
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-9212

Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts
1010 Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 222-7564

Children’s Theatre Company
River Forest Community Center
8020 Madison Street
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 771-6159

Riverside Children’s Theater Guild
27 Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546

Tinley Park Park District Performing Arts
16801 S 80th Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 342-4200

Academy of Music and Art
350 E. Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 654-8426

Children’s Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-4043

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Music Makers Theatre
4332 Howard Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-8222

Wheaton Drama
Playhouse 111
111 N. Hale Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 260-1928

Beyond the Stars Performing Arts Company
327 75th Street
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 568-3610

The Stage School
1S325 Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
(847) 224-6040

CYT Chicago 
(847) 516-2298
Offers classes throughout Chicagoland; see classes page for all locations

StagePlay: Musical Theater for Kids!
(815) 954-3228
Offers classes through the Lockport, Oak Lawn, and Plainfield park districts.

For more ways to help your kids hone their talents, check out all our classes for kids!

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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