COT for Teens

Chicago Opera Theater for Teens allows students to learn and perform the arts in Chicago Public High Schools.  COT collaborates with the City of Chicago’s After School Matters program, which allows the teens to treat the experience as a job and receive a stipend.  Chicago Opera Theater offers this program during after school hours and adapts the program to each school’s needs. COT’s team of teaching artists spend a semester working with students and CPS teachers to produce a showcase, musical, or operetta.  The Chicago Opera Theater for Teens are often seen performing in communities around the city of Chicago.

Apply for Chicago Opera Theater for Teens program at



2017-2018 Schools

Solorio Academy High School, Senn Arts High School, and Sarah E Goode High School

Director of Education: Linden Christ
Teen Directors: Emily Cox, Jon Hey, Chungers Kim, Erin Moll, Robert Schroeder

Don’t miss our upcoming summer performances! All are free and open to the public, courtesy of COT and After School Matters. We’d love to see you there!

The Wiz

Sarah E. Goode High School
7651 S. Homan Ave.
August 3rd at 6pm

Lion King, Jr.

Senn High School
5900 N Glenwood Ave
August 9th at 2pm
August 10th at 6pm

Guys & Dolls, Jr.

Solorio Academy High School
5400 S St Louis Ave
August 10th at 5pm
August 11th at 5pm