The Revival is a theater and education company that was founded at the birthplace of improvisation in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. The Revival uses improvisation - and its underlying skill set - to affect personal, professional and social change both at home in Chicago and around the world.

The Revival is thrilled to offer Summer Camps! We host a series of one-week camps for kids ages 6 to 12 throughout the Summer. Each week explores new ideas and themes developed by the children. And, we conclude each session with a performance for friends & family on The Revival stage!


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Participants can expect a warm, joyful, and supportive environment that celebrates each day with a variety of fun, “on-your-feet” classes including: improv, movement, music and outdoor activities.

Throughout the day, we utilize a variety of facilities including our beautiful theater; outdoor terrace; classrooms at Augustana Lutheran Church & Hyde Park Neighborhood Club as well as nearby Nichols and Bessie Coleman Parks.

Our instructors are among the best in Chicago with a wealth of classroom and stage experience.  Summer Camp at The Revival offers a wonderful opportunity to jumpstart creativity, develop new skills and have fun!