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).

For updates on the 2021-22 Chicago Youth TheatreFest, including registration information, guidelines, and contacts, please visit the CYTF dedicated website.

If you have any questions about the Chicago Youth TheatreFest, please email