Court’s Community Engagement programs build our community beyond our theatre walls to include schools and surrounding neighborhoods. These programs exemplify our commitment to curiosity and innovation by creating refreshing conversations between students, educators, neighbors, and artists to explore new perspectives of classical theatre.
Find out more about our programs:
|Spotlight Reading Series. In its second year, this series brings Court artists into new neighborhoods such as Austin, Chatham, Avalon Park, and Pilsen. Our mission is to introduce Chicagoans to plays by artists of color that are rarely produced. All Spotlight Readings are free and open to the public.|
|Education Initiative. Court’s education initiative expands our mission into neighborhood high schools. In addition to our partnerships with local schools, we offer special matinee performances for all our productions. We also provide study guides for each of our productions to enhance the link between productions and classroom.|
|Community Partners Initiative (CPI). The CPI invites the leaders of civic, community, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations to join a new membership program to give even more of our neighbors on Chicago’s mid-south side the opportunity to see the work on Court Theatre’s stage.|
|University Partners Initiative (UPI). As the professional theatre of the University of Chicago, Court partners with the campus community in a myriad of ways; in addition to a robust discount ticket program for students, we offer special performances for campus constituents, alumni nights, affinity group programing, and more.|