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!

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

Vagabond West
124 W Park Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Village Theatre Guild
P.O. Box 184
Glen Ellyn, IL, 60138
(630) 469-8230

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

Academy of the Arts
Naperville, IL
(630) 243-5100

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

Saint Genesius Productions
152 N. Myrtle Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 244-9406

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

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