children's theatre of elgin / fox valley theatre company


Children’s Theatre of Elgin offers interactive educational workshops that not only teach theatre skills, but explore imagination and help increase personal confidence on stage and off. Not to mention the fun and new friendships with other kids who love theatre!

Classes are geared for children and youth, typically in grades 2-9 and take place at the Elgin Community College Arts Center, Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL. While participation in CTE workshops may improve a student’s chances of being cast in our shows, it is not an audition requirement.

Fees must be paid by 24 hours before class begins, and registration closes 48 hours before. Online payment available with 3% fee, but sibling discounts only by check or cash. 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 appropriate, comfortable clothing that’s easy to move around in and gym shoes or jazz shoes (if you have them). We’ll provide the rest!

Audition prep workshop: The Lion King Jr.

We apologize, but we’ve had to cancel our Audition Prep: Through the Looking Glass! class scheduled for Sat. March 25th.

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.