Theater Classes



You don't need an audition to take the stage at Old Town School!

The Theater Program of the Old Town School of Folk Music offers classes in musical theater, improvisation, and acting. Individually, the Old Town School's current and former theater faculty holds artistic affiliations with nearly all of the major theater companies in Chicago, including Steppenwolf Theater Company, the Goodman Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, the Neo-Futurists, The House, and Lookingglass Theater Company.

As with all classes at Old Town School, there is no audition required to participate, and students are admitted on a first come/first served basis, without exception.

List of All Theater Classes (5 found)

The Memory Ensemble: An Improvisational Theatre Experience with Christine Mary Dunford and Lauren Dowden

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Thursday with Staff

Presented by Lookingglass Theater Company and Northwestern University's Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center

Acting 101

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $384 ($364 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Kim Davis with your contact information.

Improv Comedy

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Kim Davis with your contact information.

Musical Theater Ensemble

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $448 ($428 members)

Tuesday with Mary Peterson, Jeff Gandy or Cathy Norden

Be a part of a performing group! Musical theater scenes and ensembles, no audition required. Open to all levels

Build A Story

Group ClassOpen to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000