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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

IN MUSIC THEATRE PRODUCTION & EDUCATION

Established on Chicago's North Shore in 1974, Children's Theatre of Winnetka (CTW) is the premiere musical theatre program for children in the New Trier Township.  

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MISSION

The Children's Theatre of Winnetka (CTW)

strives to empower and inspire today's youth

through participation in musical theatre

performance and production,

while fostering collaboration and personal development within a supportive and

nurturing environment.

OUR PROGRAM

CTW produces two shows a year

Fall - auditions in August, show in November

Spring - auditions in January, show in May

Rehearsals 3x a week

Open to children in the New Trier Township

Scholarships available

Cast - grades 4-8

Stage Crew - grades 4-12

Student Directors - grades 10-12

 

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FOSTERING A LOVE OF THEATER

Celebrating fifty years of providing a musical theatre experience to thousands of children, CTW produced its 100th show in 2024.

CTW is honored as the Best Children's Theatre in Chicago and the suburbs by Chicago Better for five years running.

CTW Actor

I love how fun and supportive my friends and cast are. I always look forward to rehearsal every week and waiting for the curtains to open before opening night. It is all so important to me."

CTW Alumni Parent

"CTW is a unique organization because of the fabulous people involved.  Such dedication and continued focus on the kids and the craft. Brava!"

CTW Alumni

“I always remember how welcoming CTW was. From the incredible sets and thoughtful choreography, and the numerous families that made CTW what it was - magical!”
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