Acting Classes in Chicago, IL

Private Burlesque Lesson for Up to Two or an Eight-Week Burlesque Course for One at Vaudezilla (Up to 59% Off)



Classes in artful vaudevillian dance led by a company that has hosted more than 200 shows in Chicago

$120 $59

$75 for a Voice-Over Workshop for One at The Foxhole Chicago ($150 Value

The Foxhole Chicago

The Foxhole

Coaches, speakers, and voice-over artists give valuable feedback & tips for the voice-over industry, as well as practice in the vocal booth

$150 $75

Drop-In Workshop for One or Two at Li'l Buds Theatre Company (Up to 50% Off)

Li'l Buds Theatre Company


Kids immerse themselves in the world of theater with fun themed workshops including performance as superheroes, princesses, and pirates

$20 $12

$129.99 for The Actor's Corner Package with Acting Classes, Headshots, and Demo Ree at Virtual X ($350 Value)

Virtual X


Two acting courses in monologues or blocking, digital headshots, 25 prints, a demo reel, and interim casting agency placement

$350 $129.99

Kids' Class Packages at FieldCrest School of Performing Arts (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

FieldCrest School of Performing Arts

Park Forest

Kids from 18 months to 18 years develop their performing-arts repertoire with a variety of acting, modeling, and dance classes

$75 $29

One-Day Comedy Course or Five-Week Improv or Standup Course from McKay Arts Management (Up to 60% Off)

McKay Arts Management

McKay Arts Management

Second City alumnus teaches 5–12 pupils ages 16+ during classes for all skill levels; five-week session culminates in a live show

$35 $15

$19 for A Dance, Theater, or Voice Class at Beyond The Stars Performing Arts Academy ($85 Value)

Beyond The Stars Performing Arts Academy


Seasoned instructors help dancers, actors, and singers of all levels develop their confidence and technical skill

$85 $19

Voiceover Class, Intro Acting Class or Voiceover and Intro Acting Class from Gravy For The Brain (Up to 89% Off)

Gravy For The Brain

Online Deal

Award-winning actors and casting directors lead online classes designed to help users begin careers in acting and voiceover work

$297 $35

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fly Girl Dance and Fitness ($99 Value)

Fly Girl Dance and Fitness

Fly Girl Dance and Fitness

Enthusiastic and experienced instructors lead fun fitness classes including Zumba, hatha and vinyasa yoga, Cize, and more

$99 $49

Laugh Out Loud Chicago Improv-Comedy Show Through January 28

Laugh Out Loud Chicago

Laugh Out Loud

Improvisers perform both family-friendly and adults-only shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$20 $10

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones" (October 12-October 30)

"Thrones! A Musical Parody"

Apollo Theater

This send up of the HBO phenomenon puts a humorous, musical spin on the world of Westeros, including spoilers all the way through Season 6

$59.75 $18

Soul Pose Yoga Party on Saturday, October 29, at 8:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., or 5:30 p.m.

Soul Pose Chicago

McCormick Place

Yoga gets a neon makeover in this fun, accessible event complete with bubbles, confetti, LEDs, and a Top 40 soundtrack

$34.98 $25

The Second City Presents Urban Twist for Two (October 14–December 16)

Second City Diversity and Inclusion presents: "Urban Twist", a hip sketch comedy revue featuring Bob Curry Fellows

The Blackout Cabaret - 2nd Floor Pipers Alley

The famed Chicago institution presents a night of political satire and sketch comedy written and performed by a diverse cast

$32 $16

"The Christmas Schooner"

Mercury Theater


$45 $24.25

$12 for $23 Worth of Services — bellicon Studio


bellicon Studio

From the merchant: Rebounding classes for ALL fitness levels. Each class will have you feeling strong and energized.

$23 $12

One or Three Zumba with Ska Classes at Zumba with Ska (Jamaica) (Up to 73% Off). Three Dates Available.

Zumba with Ska (Jamaica)/Ska Dance Workout

Dance Center Chicago

Professional Zumba instructor invites students to ‘skank it to the beat’ while enjoying selections of traditional and third-wave ska music

$15 $5

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes and Personal Training Sessions at 312 Athletic Club (76% Off)

312 Athletic Club

312 Athletic Club

Exercisers test their stamina and strength during ever-changing boot-camp sessions and personal training

$89 $22


Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

"Dating IRL" - Sunday October 23, 2016 / 7:30pm

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

"Are You Still Afraid of the Dark?"

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

Boot-Camp Classes with Optional Meal Planning or Personal Training Sessions at The Boot Camp Guy (Up to 73% Off)

The Boot Camp Guy

The Boot Camp Guy

Instructors gear workouts to students’ abilities during more than 120 classes, such as boot camps, cycling & cardio-kickboxing

$80 $33

LUSH: An Interactive Female Burlesque Show and Drinking Game (October 14, November 11, or December 9)

LUSH – An Interactive Female Burlesque Show & Drinking Game

Original Mothers

Part burlesque, part drinking game, these Friday-night shows feature talented performers and plenty of audience interaction

$30 $20

10, 20, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga and Fitness Classes at Creative Motion Chicago

Creative Motion Chicago

Creative Motion Chicago

Creative fitness classes for all levels, including core Vinyasa, yoga basics, Vinyasa Glow, dance, pilates, and bootcamp

$90 $26

Sugar Brown Burlesque: The Diaries of a Submissive on October 29 or 30 at 8 p.m.

"Sugar Brown Burlesque: The Diaries of a Submissive"

Humility Gallery

Sugar Brown explores her newly submissive side through lusty yet elegant choreography and poetry

$43.19 $20

General, VIP, or VIP Admission with a Drink to Laugh Factory Chicago Weekend or Tuesday-Night Comedy Shows

Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory

Legendary standup-comedy venue hosts some of the best local and touring comedians around during weekend and Tuesday night comedy shows

$10 $7

One Dance-Fitness Class at Zumba with Ska (67% Off)

Zumba with Ska

North Side

From the merchant: Group fitness with Zumba music and moves spiced up with Ska music & moves from Jamaica and the world

$15 $5

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Cindy Huston (Up to 76% Off)

Cindy Huston

Buena Park

E-RYT instructors lead students of all levels through yoga styles like Vinyasa and Restorative

$100 $29

"Ghost Stories"

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

Two 45-Minute Ballet-Inspired Fitness Classes from Create Your Space Studio, LLC (50% Off)

Create Your Space Studio, LLC

Multiple Locations

From the merchant: Neighborhood studio versatile for dance, fitness, and private events! We welcome Every BODY!

$30 $15

Three Pole-Dancing Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bombshell Movement Studio (Up to 79% Off)

Bombshell Movement Studio


Students build muscle tone and boost confidence at this women-only studio, which offers classes like pole dancing and sensual movement

$75 $25

Select Local Merchants

  • Expression Dance Studio
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Expression teaches technique in a fun and enjoyable way. All ages and levels are welcome, and will immediately be part of the family. Styles: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, creative movement, dancing with disabilities, mommy & me, and musical theater. What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans? First time students will learn to appreciate and dance, and will quickly learn technique and expression. All students are encouraged to express their creativity and individuality. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Studio owner Amber Alonzo dreamed of opening a dance studio her entire life. In 2009, her dream came to fruition. Amber strives to create a safe, fun and educational environment for all dancers. What do you love most about your job? All of the teachers at Expression bring a love for dance and teaching. Expression teachers are inspired everyday by their students, and are constantly growing as dancers for and because of their students.
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    Westmont, IL US
  • International Comedy Class
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Meechie has traveled the world doing comedy. The class was created to take that experience and give that to student who want to be better. This will be hard work and challenge your comedy Brian. Your instructor writes for MTV and tours with major comedians. Headshot, booking video given final date. Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring? I provide the student with creative exercises I have developed and material on different forms of comedy every week. The student will have to perform weekly inside and outside of class. Collectively we will be responsible for producing final showcase. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I am a comedian who has had to figure things out as I worked. This class was created to help student develop a more personal comedy voice and help learn from experiences I have already had. What do you love most about your job? I enjoy making people laugh period. When I see students become productive working professionals it only adds to the entire comedy community with TV shows, ticket sales and booking.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Vagabond School Of The Arts
    All of the classes are taught by working professionals such as casting directors, agents, and actors that have appeared in Shameless, Chicago Fire, indie films, and national commercials. They've performed at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and The Second City. They've cast actors in such movies as Divergent and Man of Steel. Backed by this extensive experience in the entertainment world, the instructors at Vagabond School Of The Arts pass along their expertise to students of all ages during acting classes. They lead on-camera classes designed to help actors book everything from TV shows to webisodes, and they help actors hone their theater skills through engaging physical storytelling and scene-study classes. The instructors also teach students how to navigate the business side of acting through The Essential Chicago Acting Business Bootcamp, which covers finding an agent and self-promoting without throwing paper-plane headshots through directors' windows.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Pisces Art House
    What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Our background is in Film so we really know how to capture "moments". Our guests really like our colors, styling and delivery. What was the inspiration to start or run this business? To own a company where artists come together and collaborate on different projects. That was the main idea. What do you love most about your job? After the session is over, I upload the photos on the computer for review. Seeing how happy guests are, and how they're reacting to the photos always makes us super happy! What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? One of my clients' mother sent her a Facebook message, to personally thank us for helping her daughter pose for the camera cause she could never do that. Made us happy that we made mom happy! And we want to make you happy too!
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    Chicago, IL US
  • The Revival Improv Comedy Theater
    The Revival Improv Summer Camp may be in its first year, but its roots run all the way back to the 1950s. That's when improvisation, the comedic art form that creates off-the-cuff scenes from audience suggestions, made its debut in The Revival's Hyde Park neighborhood. First a one-off third act by the theatrical group The Compass Players, improv quickly grew into its own entity, jump-starting the careers of Elaine May and Mike Nichols and inspiring the founding of The Second City. The Revival brings improv back to its beginnings by instilling its principles of spontaneity and teamwork in youngsters. And, yes, there will be yes, and-ing. Each week, Chicago-improv-trained instructors lead campers through team exercises, games, and scenes that build self-confidence and encourage self-expression. At the end of each camp week, students show off their new skills in a performance for their family and friends.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Vaudezilla
    Putting together 200 burlesque shows in four years takes heartfelt dedication and an inordinate supply of pasties. For Vaudezilla founders Red Hot Annie and Dick Dijon, it was a dream come true. Their saucy theatrics have entertained audiences all over Chicago with monthly shows such as "Lincoln Fair" and the long-running, critically acclaimed burlesque parody of The Big Lebowski, which received four-star acclaim in Chicago Stage Review. The crew at Vaudezilla has also worked to innovate the art form, assembling live-band burlesque shows and story-based burlesque theater at Stage 773. In 2011, Vaudezilla opened its Belmont Avenue studio, where professional and amateur performers rehearse for shows, take belly-dance and Zumba classes, and learn the art of burlesque, which was perfected decades ago by 20th-century sex symbol Burl Ives.
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    Chicago, IL US