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.

Double Play for Preschoolers »

Wonder, create, and grow with us! Double Play for Preschoolers is a drop-off program for the creative learner that includes two classes in theater, dance, music, or art, plus circle times for cooperative singing games and storytelling. Through the arts, children are introduced to project-based learning, experience the process of deep inquiry, and have fun!

Double Play for Preschoolers »   

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)

There are no classes scheduled right now. Please check back.

Youth Musical Theater Ensemble

8-11 years

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

The next session of this class will be a 16-week session beginning the week of January 4th. Registration opens for current students on Monday, November 9th and for new students on Monday, November 16th. Let's MAKE music!

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