Theater and Drama Classes for Kids in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

Classes for Kids

From a very early age, it was clear that my daughter loved to perform – singing, acting and dancing pretty much summed up her existence! As a result, I made it my mission to find a great outlet for her to fuel her passion! Lucky for me, I found that our area has tons of truly wonderful theater and drama class offerings for young thespians. Theater can be a place for kids to explore their creative side, hone and develop new talents, increase their confidence, and be a part of a positive and supportive team. Being involved in an ever-evolving production teaches kids flexibility and the ability to think on their feet. Whether your rising star is just showing early signs of interest in the theater/drama scene, or already appears to be a seasoned performer, there are plenty of fantastic programs locally for all levels and all ages!

This article is sponsored by Children’s Theatre of Western Springs.

Children’s Theatre of Western Springs

Children’s Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-4043
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Theatre of Western Springs is BACK live and in person! Join them BACK on stage and in our classrooms! Spread the word and invited your friends. Space is limited so secure your spot today. 

They offer dozens of classes including acting, singing, musical theater, conquering auditions and callbacks, behind the scenes, tech, improv and many more.  

Classes meet weekly for either 1 or 2 hours and most classes culminate in a short performance or open class for parents to see the students’ skills and knowledge in action during the last week of classes. For more information, please visit their website or call them at 708-246-4043. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BrightSide 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

The Actors Garden
909 S. Lombard Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60304

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

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

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

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

Ghostlight ETC
New educational theatre company – Western Suburbs of Chicago.

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

Beyond Center Stage
401 E. North Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 833-0085

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

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