Actors Training Center

About ATC
The Actors Training Center offers year-round professional, process-driven classes for actors of all ages, serving Chicago and the North Shore. They offer classes ranging from exploring the young actors' imagination to on-camera technique and musical theater, and feature special workshops with industry professionals like LA Casting Director Deborah Dion, NY Casting Director Eric Woodall, Steppenwolf Casting Director Erica Daniels, and many more. We're thrilled to partner our curriculum with ATC and bring the performing arts directly into the schools that need it most. 

ATC &XploreBrings Collaborative Creation:

Discover, create, and perform!
Students will devise an original play that will be performed on the final day of class, under the direction of Professional Acting Instructors from the nationally-recognized Actors Training Center. The process will foster imagination, nurture self -confidence, and teach students to work as an ensemble.


"Cutting edge, full of heart, parent-friendly and student-centered -- the Actor's Training Center of Wilmette meets the needs of students in innovative, engaging ways and is a most welcome addition for families seeking meaningful opportunities in the arts."

I find the Actors Training Center to be an excellent resource for Chicago Shakespeare to find rising young talent. The actors' preparation and professionalism are very impressive." -- BOB MASON, CASTING DIRECTOR (CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATRE)

“I wanted to tell you now how much I've enjoyed this class. It was an amazing experience that was nothing like anything I had ever done before. During each week of class, a new element was added, so it always stayed fresh and exciting."
 - ATC student

"Your enthusiasm and positive encouragement is always felt and empowering for the kids. We are so blessed to have such professionals in our backyard as a training ground for these young actors. Thank you for all you do for their enrichment and enable them to reach for their goals. Connor is so lucky to have such fabulous coaches and mentors."
- Parent of an ATC Student