About Children’s Theatre Workshop

Stage Center Theatre’s Children’s Theatre Workshop (CTW) provides vital educational theatrical experiences to hundreds of children from over twenty Chicago-area public schools to NEIU each semester (reaching an average of 1,100 elementary/middle school students and teachers). These schools are regular visitors to the Stage Center Theatre and NEIU, and each year we work to maintain this interest and involvement by continuing our Theatre and Theatre Education promotional campaign, which targets counselors and teachers at high schools around the Chicago area, as well as schools from which many NEIU students graduate.

We are proud that our CTW curriculum is not only a valuable “hands-on” experience for our students but also serves as important community outreach and as a way to entertain, teach, and cultivate a love of theatre among children.

Children's Theatre Workshop is an upper-level course series offered in the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre. It is designed to cover all aspects of performance, design/technical production and management, which culminates in a performance for elementary, middle school, or high school students. CTW productions are the creation of two courses:

  • CMTT 350: CTW for Elementary School
  • CMTT 351: CTW for Middle and High School

CTW play choices are subject to change in order to meet the needs of NEIU students enrolled in the class.


$5 per student

Teachers and chaperones: up to three are free; any additional are $3 per chaperone.

For more information about how to make reservations, please contact Adam Goldstein at a-goldstein@neiu.edu.