“Those who perceive in themselves this kind of divine spark which is the artistic vocation—as poet, writer, sculptor, architect, musician, actor and so on—feel at the same time the obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it at the service of their neighbor and of humanity as a whole.” John Paul II

Throughout the year Riverside actors, boys and girls ages 8-14, participate in seasonal theatrical performances. Drama is one of the most powerful means of communication for young and old. It permits the human person to enter into a narrative in which he plays a vital role. It helps form the imaginations, sentiments, and consciences of the young through a more intimate relationship with characters, stories, and great ideas.




Winter Theatre

Rehearsal Schedule:
October 30 – November 15
November 27 – 29
Monday – Wednesday
2:00 – 4:00pm
*No rehearsal the week of November 19th for Thanksgiving Break

December 4 – 8
Monday – Friday

1:00 – 5:00pm

Dress Rehearsals:
December 11 & 12
Monday & Tuesday
6:00 – 10:00pm

Wednesday, December 13 & Thursday, December 14

Location for Rehearsals & Performances:
Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook

Riverside Troupe

A theatre program where experienced actors hone their acting talents in presenting a small cast drama. For boys and girls ages 14-18. We welcome inquiries from new participants, please email Dan Janeiro at

Ages & Cost

Winter Theatre:
Boys & girls between the ages of 8-14 (age requirements may differ with course offerings)
$180 per actor; Sibling discount: $125

Boys & girls between the ages of 14-18
$200 per actor

Additional Information

Early registration is offered to our current theatre families. All registration dates will be sent to our email list & posted to our website.

Theatre meets 3-4 times a week five to six weeks before the production, with more concentrated rehearsals closer to the performance.

Upcoming Events

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wed13dec6:30 pm- 8:30 pmYou Can't Take It with You ~ Riverside Theatre Performance6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type :Theatre
thu14dec6:30 pm- 8:30 pmYou Can't Take It with You ~ Riverside Theatre Performance6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type :Theatre