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Youtheatre productions offer a unique opportunity to engage students from Kindergarten thru 12th grade in the performing arts. Whether they are historical, cultural, scientific or literary, Youtheatre productions that are educationally augmented with Teacher Resource Guides, inspire creative learning opportunities that enhance Common Core standards and achievement. A Youtheatre field trip is the perfect way to infuse your school’s curriculum with empathy, imagination, and high quality performing arts presentations.

Youtheatre Basics:

  • Shows are approximately one-hour long
  • Receive one FREE adult ticket for every 15 students tickets
  • Teacher Resource Guides are provided for each show to aid in making curriculum connections (See listings below)
  • Tickets range from $8-$10 (See listings below for details)
  • Ticket grants may be available to qualifying schools (please email or call with inquiries)

Accessibility & Inclusivity

Please be aware that during a Youtheatre performance your students may be seated alongside students from other schools. Our Youtheatre audiences are very diverse, and represent a range of ages, grades, school districts, and personal backgrounds. Some may have attended the theatre many times, while for others, this many be their first theatre experience. Additionally, every year the North Shore Center is proud to host students with a range of physical disabilities, as well as cognitive differences to Youtheatre programming. We ask all our patrons, young and old audiences alike, to practice good theatre etiquette, and to be patient, respectful, and welcoming to all audience members attending the performance. We thank you for your compassion and commitment to making the arts accessible to all audiences.

For School Group Reservations:
Educational Program Manager
(847) 679-9501 x 3100
Click here for Group Reservations


Thank you Youtheatre supporters:
Village of Skokie, Niles Township Government, Rice Young Peoples Endowment of NSCPA Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Skokie Valley, Rotary Club of Skokie Valley and Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Charitable Foundation.

2017-2018 Youtheatre Season:
New Perspectives

Curious George
Theatreworks USA
Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10am & 12pm
$8 | Grades PreK to 3rd
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Fine Arts
Themes: Communication, Relationships, Family
Don’t miss George’s special weekend performance for the public on Sat, Apr 28 at 10am & 12pm! Prices may vary.

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical which takes us on a fun, food filled, adventure!



Tales of Spain
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10AM
$8 | Grades K to 12th
Curriculum Connections: Foreign Language, Fine Arts
Themes: Hispanic Culture, Traditional Dance

 Ensemble Español presents its distinct multi-media Spanish dance and music lecture concert series Tales of Spain, especially designed for school audiences of all grades and levels.



Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire
Co-commissioned by Doktor Kaboom, LLC &
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10am & 12pm
$8 | Grades 3rd to 8th
Curriculum Connections: Science, Math
Themes: Electricity & Energy, Exploration, Creativity

Doktor Kaboom! performs original interactive science comedy shows for audiences of all ages. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom! keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter.

Summer Camp 2018

Bill Blagg’s The Science of Magic
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11am
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 1pm
$8 | Grades 2nd to 7th
Curriculum Connections: STEM, Science, Magic, Performing Arts
Themes: Problem-solving, Suspension of disbelief, Perspective

Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world.