children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company


Children’s Theatre of Elgin offers interactive workshops that teach theater skills, explore imagination, and help increase confidence on stage and off, not to mention the fun with other kids who love theater!

Most classes are for Grades 2-9, but may include older students and take place at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL. Participation is not an audition requirement.

Online payment option includes a handling fee. Sibling discounts by check or cash only. Make checks out to “Children’s Theatre of Elgin” and send to 1700 Spartan Drive H104, Elgin, IL 60123. To drop off, call Susan at 847-214-7152.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing that’s easy to move around in and gym shoes or jazz shoes. We provide the rest!

Audition Prep: Big, Bad Wolf?!

Are your or someone you know thinking about auditioning for our shows? Our“Audition Prep: Big, Bad Wolf?!” class is a chance for beginning actors to pick up some tips for a better audition – and a better performance.

WHO: Anyone 2nd through 9th grade
WHERE: Elgin Community College Arts Center, Room TBA
WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 12:30 – 4 pm
WHAT TO EXPECT: This interactive class includes activities on the 3 main parts of musical theater: singing, dancing, and acting. Beginners welcome!
COST: $55 | $44 siblings
Online payment available with an additional $5 fee. (To take advantage of the sibling discount, fees must be paid by check or cash.)

Online registration closes on Thursday, January 10th. Payment is due in full by Friday, January 11th.

Click on the button below to register. Optional online payment available with $5 fee.


Workshop cancellation and refund policy:

If CTE cancels a workshop, parents will be notified by email along with a rescheduled date and time. If student is unable to attend, CTE will provide a full refund of fees, minus credit card fees.

If parents cancel a student’s workshop registration due to illness or other emergency, parent must contact Susan at 847-214-7152 or within five (5) days of the class to receive a 75% refund, minus credit card fees if any.