Welcome to Edge


Every student
gets to perform


Vibrant and inclusive


and inspiring

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The School

At the Edge of the Wood theatre school young people, ages 4-18, have been trained in acting, improv, speech, movement, and musical theatre – for over 20 years. 

Everyone gets into the act at Edge of the Wood

Our inclusive philosophy means every student gets to perform in front of an audience, building discipline, self-confidence, and teamwork skills along the way.

Summer Registration is Now Open!

The Resident Theatre

The Resident Theatre produces family-friendly shows across genres, featuring new and veteran Chicago theatre artists, often alongside our students.

Professional-calibre theatre in our Edgebrook community

Celebrating ten years of bringing classics and contemporary works to our stage!

Our fall production of The Minutes received FOUR Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations, including one win for BEST PERFORMER–Short Run! Congratulations to Jack Hradecky and the rest of our stellar cast and crew!

The Resident Theatre returns in November with Julia Cho’s The Language Archive. Auditions in July.