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 (3 found)

Young Folk Theater: Make Believe

3 & 4 years

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Monday, Wednesday or Thursday with Alisa Rosenthal

Theater games, brave voices, and creative imaginings!

Young Folk Theater: Story Plays

5, 6, & 7 year olds

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday or Saturday with Alisa Rosenthal or Shannon Huneryager

Youth Musical Theater

8-11 years

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 13 weeks  ·  $338 ($318 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