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Chicago Children's Theatre's The Station


100 S. Racine Ave.


Near West Side


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible


Paul Gerhardt, Jr., 1948


Wheeler Kearns Architects, 2017


After more than a decade of creating awe-inducing theatrical productions and educational programming throughout the city, Chicago Children's Theatre opened its first permanent location in this repurposed 1948 police station in 2017. Wheeler Kearns beautifully renovated the old cell block into a 149-seat blackbox theater and earned LEED Gold certification for the building. CCT’s The Station is a place for families and children of all backgrounds, interests, and abilities to explore theatrical and educational experiences, with an emphasis on student authorship, youth empowerment, and community leadership.

Visitor Experience

See how a place once reserved for confining people has been transformed into a home for creativity and human expression. Guests are welcome to move throughout the building. Those who arrive during performances may watch the shows on the lobby monitor.

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Part of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre trail.

2019 Year of Chicago Theatre