Classes or camps take place in Fall (September-January), Spring (February-June), and Summer (June-July), and include instruction in improv, speech, movement, and musical theatre. Fall session begins September 5th!

You may also mail your application with your payment or drop it through the church mail slot.

AGES 4-5

14-week course meets 50 minutes a week with an open class for parents to attend at the end of term.

Tuition:  $210

Class Times (subject to change):
Mondays 3:00-3:50pm (Miss Nora)

AGES 6-8

14-week course meets one hour a week and features a short production at the end of term.

Tuition: $270

Class Times (subject to change):
Mondays 4:00-5:00pm FULL
Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm FULL
Fridays 4:00-5:00pm

SHOWS: December 15, 16, 17

AGES 9-13

14-week course meets 1.5 hours a week and features a short production at the end of term.

Tuition: $350

Class Times (subject to change):
Mondays 5:00-6:30pm FULL
Tuesdays 5:00-6:30pm FULL
Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm FULL

SHOWS: December 12, 13, 18

AGES 12-18*

18-week course, 2-hours a week, with performance of a musical or play, with live music, over multiple weekends.  Extra rehearsals in the weeks before opening.  Two-hour classes start September 21 for fall term.

Tuition: $490

Class Times (subject to change):
Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm
Saturdays 10:00am-noon

SHOWS: January-February, 2024

*Students age 12 must have instructor approval.


For online purchases, a 3.6% PayPal surcharge is added.  To pay by mail, download your registration form here.


Edge of the Wood will continue to follow all health guidelines from the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.  As of March 23, 2022, Edge of the Wood is mask recommended.  All registered students must have a signed COVID-19 waiver in order to participate. Depending on ongoing guidance, classes may need to be temporarily suspended during the term, and our final productions may need to be “virtual”.  For live performances, masks are recommended, but not required, for audience members.

Summer Theatre Camp and Summer Workshops


4-week summer intensive theatre camp in July meets Monday through Thursday, 10am to 3pm. Class meets Monday through Friday in the last week. Performances of a full-length production over the fourth weekend.

Tuition: $675

AGES 6-12

Session I:  2-week youth workshop in June meets Monday through Friday from 10am to 12:30pm. First 75 minutes outdoors on the lawn for theatre games and exercises.  Second half of class in the theatre for singing, improvisation, and script reading.  

Session II:  2-week outdoor only workshop in July meets Monday through Friday from 10am-11:30am. 

Tuition: $285; $195

No performances.  In inclement weather, class moves indoors.

AGES 4-5

2-week morning class in June meets Monday through Friday from 10-11am.  Through music, movement, and make believe, theatre can be a great creative outlet for any age!  No performance.  Choose one week or two.

Tuition: $155

Edge of the wood allowed me to discover my vocation as an actress, director, and writer

Abby Pierce, Artistic Director, Inside Out Theater Company

Voice Lessons

Instructor John Chambers teaches fundamentals of singing – posture, breath support, and vocal technique – coaching students using age-appropriate musical theatre repertoire. Students who supplement acting classes with private voice instruction on a regular basis, or in preparation for a specific role, build confidence through specificity of training. Recommended for ages 12 and up. 30-minute private lesson $32. Call Mr. Chambers at 773-405-0325 to schedule.