Give your child a party to remember with Emerald City Theatre! We will provide a creative and fun experience for all guests as we use our imaginations to create fantastical characters, sing and dance to popular songs, and even write our own story together!
Reserve online Or call us at 773-529-2690 ext. 825!
iO Theater 1501 N Kingsbury St Chicago, IL 60642
Can accommodate up to 25 children.*Please note that per policy, payment must be received within one week of booking (or two weeks before the date of the party) to secure all party holds and times. Once payment is received, you will be sent a confirmation email.
Choose from one of these themes or customize your own! Pick a favorite book, song, or character and we’ll create a magical birthday experience.
Parties for ages 0-4: Grown-ups join in the fun!Nursery Rhyme Garden One, two, buckle your shoe and join us for an adventure with Mother Goose and all your favorite nursery rhyme characters! Guests and their grownups will use their imagination to sing, move, and play with Jack and Jill, Li’l Bo Peep, and watch your garden grow. Guests will make fun garden crafts to take home and have time to sing “Happy Birthday” and eat treats in the garden! Peter Rabbit & Friends Meet Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and all of their burrowing friends! Our Teaching Artists will lead guests and grownups through the world of the garden using their bodies, voices, and imaginations! At the end of the party guests will enjoy a garden party and leave with a fun garden craft! Llama Llama Adventures Baby Llamas join together to celebrate! Use your imaginations to explore all the llama-ventures possible and ring in a new year! At the end of the party Mama, Papa, and Baby Llamas can feast before heading home with new treasures!
Parties for ages 4-13: Kids lead the experience and perform for their grown-ups!Castles & Crowns Embark on a magical journey where dragons, princesses, and magical beings live! Guests will create their own fantasy world, incorporating real and magical creatures. Perfect for princess lovers who need training in the field and for knights who want to save the day! Guests will create a royal themed craft and perform their proper royal etiquette in a mini-performance for their subjects at the end of the birthday party. Pirates & Mermaids Ahoy Matey! This party is for the child who loves to explore the swash-buckling characters above and below the high seas. Guests will embark on a magical oceanic journey as they develop their very own pirate and mermaid characters, solve treasure hunts, and meet creatures under the sea. Guests will make a pirate/mermaid craft to use in their final mini-performance. Walk the plank straight over to Emerald City for a party you won’t forget! Superheroes If you could be a superhero, what special powers would you have? Let your superpowers come to life at this exciting birthday party. Perfect for small people with heroic minds, we will be designing magic disguises that harbor special powers and help us rescue the audience from villains! Show off your newly discovered powers in a mini-performance at the end of the party and save the world! Dance Dance Party Dance parties are all the rage! This hip-hoppin’ birthday party will have guests moving and grooving to their favorite songs while they sing along! This birthday party soundtrack is completely tailored to your kiddo’s favorite songs! The party’s final performance will make even the grown-ups ready to step-up to the dance floor!
We are also happy to work with you to create your very own, custom, birthday party theme for an additional fee. Parties with more than 25 kids will incur an additional $75 fee to staff an additional Teaching Artist.
What Parents Are Saying About Emerald City Birthday Parties
“It was the most creative party they’ve ever been to. The kids really love expressing themselves, and this is the perfect outlet for it!” “My daughter was beyond happy after the party and all the parents were equally thrilled.” “All of the kids had a fantastic time. They were talking about it for days.”
“The kids had an educational as well as FUN experience for a birthday party.” “My son wants to have his birthday party with Emerald City Theatre every year.” “The lead teacher was so great with the kids. The space was adorable. What a unique concept.”
“My child loves dramatic play…so Emerald City was the only phone call I made!” “Great staff that was very engaging and helpful. Adorable location and great games to get them warmed up!” “My daughter said it was the best party ever!!!”
- 1.5-hour themed party (with the option to add an additional half hour)
- Lead teaching artist and assistant teaching artist
- Theater activities for up to 25 children
- Themed craft for each child to take home
- Surprise gift for the birthday child from Emerald City Theatre
- Cutlery, tablecloths, silverware, cups, and napkins
- Mini-performance for parents at the end of the party
- Parents drop-off guests, meet and greet, welcome activity (15 minutes)
- Theater workshop (30 minutes)
- Food, cake, and singing Happy Birthday (30 minutes)
- Mini-performance for Birthday family and returning parents (15 minutes)