Young Folk Theater



The thrill of performing, the importance of working in an ensemble.

Our youth theater program is rooted in dynamic storytelling and packed with theater games, puppetry, folk music from American and global traditions, creative writing, ensemble work, and physical theater. In our classes, we teach the skills of theater and practice together the art of give and take on stage. We emphasize working as an ensemble. Our classes are a safe space to learn theater technique, and more significantly, a place to grow as a young person. True to folk, true to oral traditions of sharing games and stories, true to Chicago, Old Town School theater is visual, musical, big, brave, and beautiful.

As with all children's classes at Old Town School, there are no auditions, and everyone is welcome to participate in a non-competitive ensemble environment.

List of All Kids' Theater Classes (4 found)

Young Folk Theater: Imagination 3&4 years

3&4 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $140 ($130 members)

Wednesday or Sunday with Alisa Rosenthal

Theater games, brave voices, and creative imaginings!

Young Folk Theater: Games & Story 5&6 years

5 & 6 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Wednesday or Sunday with Alisa Rosenthal

Young Folk Theater: Improvisation 7&8 years

7&8 years

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($158 members)

Wednesday or Sunday with Alisa Rosenthal

The joy of the game, the art of playing by the rules, the thrill of theatrical discovery!

Youth Musical Theater Ensemble

8-11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $374 ($354 members)

Tuesday with Mary Peterson or Nick Davio

Be brilliant, be bold, be musical, be you!

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