The Chicago Youth TheatreFest is an adjudicated event that strives to bring CPS students together to observe, present, improve, and celebrate works of student theatre and connect them to college and career opportunities in the theatre arts. It is run entirely by volunteer CPS theatre educators and arts partners.

Any CPS school (district-managed, charter, contract, or options) is welcome to bring students in grades 6–12 to TheatreFest. There are two divisions: High School (9–12) and Middle School (6–8).

In school year 2020-21, TheatreFest will be held virtually. For updates, including registration information, guidelines, and contacts, please visit the dedicated Chicago Youth TheatreFest website.