We train to work for today and tomorrow. 


The Actors Training Center’s mission is to ignite passion for the performing arts at all ages and to give students a platform to use their art to effect meaningful change in their communities and the world around them. 


Our faculty of working professionals are committed to training the next generation of performing artists by honing each student’s individual talents and inspiring them to use their gifts both on and off stage. 


We train students not just for today’s industry, but for the industry that they will build tomorrow.

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ATC’s mission includes accepting students into our programs without regard to financial need. We never turn a student away. However, like most non-profit educational institutions, tuition does not cover our expenses.


We are looking to move to a new and improved studio space. We are also expanding our curriculum to reach new students throughout Chicago neighborhoods with our new “ATC@” series.


We are expanding course offerings to meet the demand of our premier programs to reach students all over the Chicago area. With this, come a new partnership with Chicago Dramatists. We look forward to partnering with other Chicago studios and theatres.