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Performance Groups

Northbrook Theatre Youth Company

For more than 30 years, the award-winning Northbrook Theatre has presented “theatre by youth for youth.” Youth Company actors are in grades 3-8 and perform age-appropriate plays and musicals suitable for family viewing.

Northbrook Community Theatre

Northbrook Theatre's award-winning Community Theatre program auditions for their annual production in March and performs in June. Community Theatre productions have included "Oliver!", "Big Fish", "Mary Poppins" and "Wizard of Oz". This program is open to adults and youth 9 years old and above.

Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences

This professional theatre company is dedicated to presenting the highest quality shows to and for young people and family audiences. We operate under a Theatre For Young Audiences Agreement 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 theatre 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 shows on select Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10am.

Visit our School Performance page to learn more.

Summer Workshops

Limelighters Workshop

5-7 Years Old
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.

Theatre Arts Workshop

8-13 Years Old
This Workshop will allow actors to select from two tracks that offer unique experiences. The Musical Track focuses on a musical production that will be performed at the end of each session. The Elective Track allows participants the opportunity to experience singing, drama, dancing and technical theatre more in depth.

The Northbrook Theatre

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