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.  Spring session is underway. Registration for SUMMER now open! Register for summer camps here. Scroll down to see summer camp descriptions.

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:  $205

Class Times (subject to change):
Tuesdays 3:00-3:50pm

AGES 6-8

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

Tuition: $265

Class Times (subject to change):
Mondays 4:00-5:00pm FULL
Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm FULL
Fridays 4:00-5:00pm FULL
Saturdays 9:00-10:00am

AGES 9-13

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

Tuition: $345

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

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 February 23 for spring term.

Tuition: $475

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

*Students age 12 must have instructor approval.


Registration for SUMMER SESSION is now open. REGISTER HERE.  For online purchases, a 3.6% PayPal surcharge is added. 


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, all audience members must be masked until further notice.

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.

July 5-30, 2023
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.  

June 12-23, 2023
Tuition: $285

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

July 10-21, 2023
Tuition: $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.

June 12-23, 2023
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.