Filament Theatre Summer Camps

4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: 773.270.1660Email: education@filamenttheatre.orgWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

How do you make a brand-new play? Work with Filament Theatre’s directors, playwrights, and teaching artists to create new plays for young people in a summer of Filament Camps! 

Filament Camps focus on amplifying the creativity of young participants. Each participant will build their own dream role -- there are no assigned lines or parts. Participants work with the theatre’s directors, playwrights, and teaching artists to build original stories and to directly influence the plays they’ll come to see throughout the year! 

This summer, participants will explore new styles of theatre. They will grow their skills in creative problem solving, teamwork, confident public speaking, analysis of text, speaking directly to the audience, community engagement, and more — all while creating something fun that makes them proud!  All camps culminate in a final performance for family and friends.  

Enrollment Information:  
2024 Enrollment Opens on February 8, 2024
Price: $375 per camp
Camps are capped at 18 participants

Half Day Camps for Ages 5 - 8  
July 8 - 19 and July 22 - Aug 2

Full Day Camps for Ages 8 - 14
August 5 - 9  and August 12 - 16

Sibling discounts available: email for more information and visit for specific information about each session of camp.

Business Review

“Thank you for providing this a wonderful camp with such fabulous (fun, welcoming) instructors. My three children are having a blast. I’m so glad we discovered your theater company.”  – Julie Hanson, Camp Parent  

Q: “What did you enjoy most about camp?  
A: “Everything! And write that with a lot of extra exclamation marks!”  – Gavin, age 5, camper  

“I cannot recommend Filament enough. The teachers were fun, welcoming and creative. It was my kids’ favorite camp of the summer.”  – Camp Parent  

“I loved that my son was able to be creative, gained confidence, and get lots of energy out. He loved playing with the other kids in the class and was very proud of what they created.” – Camp Parent