Registration for Fall programs will open Friday, August 14th

You may register online at: 
Or in-person at: 999 Greenbay Road, Glencoe, IL 60022

See a listing below of all of our current offerings for PRE K-8th GRADE.

FALL 2020 

Due to the ongoing uncertainty and federal, state and local enforcements, all information is subject to change. Thank you for your understanding.


Age 3

Instructor: Sarah Tilford

Allow your tiny thespian to discover the wonders of performance and play using their body, mind and imagination! This class will bring out the dramatic spirit of any preschooler through games and story theatre. Parents are invited to attend the final class for an informal, fun-filled class demonstration-a perfect fit for your little drama king or queen!

When: Wednesdays, 9/14-12/14
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Takiff Center, Glencoe
Cost: $324/356

Activity # 212505-01


Age 4

Instructor: Sarah Tilford
Using theatre games and creative drama, our mini-performers will get the opportunity to explore the magic of theatre. Favorite stories will be acted out and performed in each class. Parents will be invited to to a final in-class demonstration. This class not only encourages imaginative play, it fosters self-confidence both onstage and off!

When: Tuesdays, 9/8-12/15
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Where: Takiff Center, Glencoe
Cost: $405/446

Activity #212505-02


Grade: Kindergarten

Instructor: Yvette Streicher

Kinderlighters focuses on dramatic play through basic theatre games, improvisation, and storytelling. This class creates a safe and nurturing environment where students are free to explore and discover the magic of
theatre while working individually and as an ensemble. Utilizing the fun of props, costumes, music and movement, students will get the opportunity to expand their creativity and imagination both onstage and off.

When: Fridays, 9/4-12/18
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Where: Takiff Center, Glencoe
Cost: $351/386

Activity #212505-03

LITTLE FOOTLIGHTERS (2 different sections)

Grades: 1-2

Instructor: Yvette Streicher

Perfect for first and second graders, Little Footlighters helps develop creativity and confidence both onstage and off! Through a vocal and physical warm-up, improvisation and theatre games, students learn the basic tools for acting and performance. In addition to theatre games, students will get the opportunity to rehearse and record an in-class play for family and friends to watch together at home!

When: Wednesdays, 9/2-12/16
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Where: Takiff Center, Glencoe
Cost: $405/446

Activity #212505-04​
When: Thursdays, 9/3-12/17
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
Where: Takiff Center, Glencoe
Cost: $378/416

Activity #212505-05


Grades 5-8

This one-hour class welcomes all levels of experience to join in the fun of spontaneous characters, fast paced games, and comedic scenes created on the spot! In addition to exploring improvisational games in class, students will also have an opportunity to PERFORM either locally or online for the friends, family and the Glencoe community!

When: Thursdays, 9/3-12/17
Time: 5:15-6:15pm
Where: Takiff Center, Glencoe
Cost: $294/323
Activity #212507-01

In an effort to create a safe and interactive program for our participants this fall, we are implementing the following guidelines for Jr High Improv.  

  • All students will remain 6 feet apart for all activities and games
  • Weather permitting, students will use the outdoor space at Jewett for class time
  • Students and instructors will be required to wear masks during any indoor instruction
  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizing will take place during class
  • All surfaces, including door knobs, will be cleaned and sanitized throughout each class period 

BROADWAY BOUND (2 different sections)

Grades 3-6

Join us this fall for a very special Broadway Bound! Students will rehearse and perform ANNIE JR in a safe, interactive and creative setting. Since current restrictions prevent us from performing in front of a large live audience, all of our performances will be recorded and live streamed with our families and friends at the end of our fall session. Students will still have the opportunity to audition, work collaboratively on scene work and group numbers, and have fun!

Please see below for a list of some of the adjustments we are implementing this fall based on the current state and federal guidelines. 

When: Mondays, 8/31-12/14
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Where: Takiff Center, Glencoe
Cost: $525/570
Activity #212506-01
When: Thursdays, 9/1-12/15
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Where: Takiff Center, Glencoe
Cost: $525/570

Activity #212506-02

glencoe THEATRE class offerings

  • Students will be placed in groups of 15 or less students
  • In-person rehearsals will take place as often as possible OUTDOORS at Takiff, weather permitting
  • If weather does not permit for outdoor recordings, recordings maybe rescheduled
  • Masks will be worn for all indoor rehearsals
  • Students will be socially distanced throughout the entire class period both indoors and outdoors.
  • all choreography and blocking will be modified to ensure that students remain 6 feet apart when rehearsing and recording in-person
  • If a student would like to wear a mask when social distancing outdoors, they are welcome to do so.
  • Any singing will be done outdoors, socially distanced and masked