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Performance Groups

Northbrook Theatre Jr. Company

The Northbrook Park District is pleased to offer a new theatre program for aspiring actors in grades 3-5. Young children will have the opportunity to grow through the performing arts as they work with professional staff and perform onstage—an exciting and rewarding experience.

Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company

For more than 30 years, the award-winning Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company has presented “theatre by youth for youth.” The actors are in grades 6-10 and perform age-appropriate plays and musicals suitable for family viewing.

Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences

This professional theatre company dedicated to presenting the highest quality shows to and for young people and family audiences. We are one of a very few theatres in the Midwest operating under a Theatre For Young Audiences Agreement (TYA) with Actors’ Equity Association, the national union of Actors and Stage Managers.

The Bright Star Theatre Company

The North Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) produces this theater program for teens with special needs. Participants are joined by volunteer Creative Companions (CCs) and Northbrook Park District Theatre staff to help facilitate a professional production.

School Performances

Bring your group to our professional theatre shows for entertaining and educational productions.

Performances are available for school groups during the run of the show on select Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10am.

Visit our School Performance page to learn more.

Summer Workshops

Limelighters Workshop

Grades K-2
Step into the spotlight! This camp combines an introduction to theatre with recreational activities. Campers are immersed in a theatre production, working on sets, costumes and props, ending with a performance on stage.

Rising Stars Workshop

Grades 3-5
Campers enjoy a taste of the theatre as they become involved in the production of a musical
and take creative elective classes in dance, singing and acting, taught by theatre professionals and educators. Campers audition on the first day, and the workshop ends with a performance on stage.

Theatre Arts Workshop

Grades 6-9
Act. Sing. Dance. Paint. Campers experience an integrated course of performing arts through elective classes and enjoy a field trip to a live theatre production. Campers audition on the first day, and the workshop ends with a performance on stage.

The Northbrook Theatre

The Theatre is inside the Northbrook Leisure Center at 3323 Walters Avenue (between Sanders Road and Landwehr Road).