Kids’ Theater and Drama Classes in Chicagoland

Is your child a natural performer? Or do you just want to help him tap into his creative side? Theater and drama classes offer a unique opportunity for children to 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.

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 Summer Camps
2407 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 205-9600

Emerald City Theatre
Classes in Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square
oz@emeraldcitytheatre.com
(773) 529-2690

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

Bright Side Theatre
4953 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
630-447-TIXS (8497)
info@brightsidetheatre.com

Elmhurst Children’s Theater
PO Box 64
Elmhurst, IL 60126
mmaiers@elmhurstchildrenstheatre.com

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

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

Stage Door Fine Arts
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
dromito@communityparkdistrict.org

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St. Louise Players
1113 Harrison Ave
La Grange Park, IL 60526
(708) 715-4451
mjmiller501@yahoo.com

Bicentennial Park & Theatre Kids Programs
201 Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 724-3761
bipark@jolietcity.org

LATTE (LaGrange Area Teen Theater Ensemble)
3636 Raymond Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 655-0989
lattetheater@gmail.com

Allegro Music & Dance Academy
315 Canal Street
Lemont, IL 60439
(877) 853-2763
info@allegro-academy.com

Little Mountain Theater
800 Porter Street
Lemont, IL 60439
info@littlemountaintheatre.org

Lombard Children’s Theater
215 S. Lincoln Street
Lombard, IL 60148
(708) 528-8243
kawalsh@ameritech.net

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

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

Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre
1212 S. Naper Blvd., #119-325
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 352-4490
Contact@RMCTonline.com

Ovation Academy for the Performing Arts
126 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 222-7564
TeamOvation@ovationacademy.org

River Forest Community Center
8020 Madison Street
River Forest, IL 60305
(847) 997-1317

Riverside Children’s Theater Guild
65 Woodside Drive
Riverside, IL 60546
info@riversidetheaterguild.com

Tinley Park Park District Performing Arts
8125 W. 171 Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 342-4200
info@tinleyparkdistrict.org

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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
info@musicmakerstheatre.com

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
BeyondTheStarsAcademy@hotmail.com

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

CYT Chicago 
(847) 516-2298
office@spotlight.org
Offers classes throughout Chicagoland; see classes page for all locations

Children’s Theater Company
(847) 997-1317
Offers summer camps throughout Chicagoland.

StagePlay: Musical Theater for Kids!
(815) 954-3228
info@stageplaykids.com
Offers classes through the Elmhurst, Lockport, Oak Lawn, and Plainfield Park districts; check out their Facebook page and click “See More” beneath “Story” for listings.

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

About the Author

Sara Heiserman
Sara is a small town girl who spent several years as a writer in the big city before heading out to the ‘burbs with her hubby to raise their growing family. Charmed by Lemont’s picturesque landscape and genuine hometown pride, Sara loves that there’s always something fun to do or see nearby with her 5- and 3-year old sons and 1-year old daughter. In warmer months, Sara and her crew enjoy playing on the family farm, splash pad hopping and catching Movies in the Park. In cooler months, she plans lots of play dates to keep everybody sane and indulges her creative spirit, crafting, baking and home decorating.

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