Let Porchlight Music Theatre Help Discover the Budding Broadway Star in Your Child!

Immerse your child in the exciting world of music, drama, dance and writing here at Porchlight Music Theatre; Chicago’s center for music theatre for more than 22 years. We engage young participants in a creative environment where children practice teamwork, challenge themselves, and have tons of fun playing within one of America’s home-grown art forms – the musical!

Each of our experienced teaching artists are theatre professionals who have worked in “show biz” at some of the most renowned theatres in Chicagoland and nationally. The craft of creating a production will be explored through collaborative games and stimulating activities as we guide your child through the exciting process of making their own BRAND NEW MUSICAL!

Students will spend two weeks creating the story, music and choreography for their musical, based on their very own experiences and interests. On the last Friday of camp they will present what they have made in a grand finale performance for family and friends! The show begins and ends with a splashy, song-and-dance number from a hit musical or popular artist, and your child has a hand in creating everything in between.

Register today, space is limited!

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Ages 7– 12 Sessions:

Monday through Friday, 9AM – 3PM*

June 26 – July 7 (No Class July 4th) – The Theatre School at DePaul |  REGISTRATION CLOSED
July 10 – July 21 – The Theatre School at DePaul
July 24 – August 4 – Ruth Page Center for the Arts  |  REGISTRATION CLOSED
August 7 – August 18 – Ruth Page Center for the Arts  |  REGISTRATION CLOSED

*Final Performance on the last Friday of camp at 2:15pm

Camp Locations:

Theatre School at DePaul | 2350 N Racine Ave, Chicago
Ruth Page Center for the Arts | 1016 N Dearborn St, Chicago


$650 per session+ (10% discount available for siblings or students signing up for multiple sessions)

+$585 for June 26 – July 7 session


Fee Includes:

-Camp T-Shirt
-60 hours of fun and skills development led by real deal, professional Chicago actors
-Never before seen musical performed on a professional theatre stage and created by your shining star
-Complimentary admission to the big show for friends and family members

Other Benefits:

-Greater self-confidence
-Enhanced skills in writing, singing, acting, and movement, to name a few
-Lasting friendships and memories

Click Here for Summer Camp Teaching Artist Bios!

For more information, visit our Freqently Asked Questions or contact Jillian Abbinanti, Education Director, at jillian@porchlightmusictheatre.org.