Hands Together, Heart to Art™
Celebrating the healing power of creative play!™

The Auditorium Theatre is proud to present the 13th season of our award-winning summer camp, Hands Together, Heart to Art! This unique camp brings together children between the ages of 7 and 14 who have experienced the death of a parent to experience and celebrate the healing power of creative play.

Through the exploration and creation of dance, theater, and music, Hands Together, Heart to Art encourages communication and collaboration, fosters emotional growth, and provides the consolation of friendship and compassion. Through interaction with young people who have experienced a similar loss, campers understand they are not alone.

Small group creative activities are facilitated by professional healing counselors, providing campers a safe time and place to express and share their feelings with peers. There are also counselors on site throughout the duration of camp.

NEW THIS YEAR: For families in need of transportation, there will a FREE bus service available at Washington Park, located at 5531 S Martin Luther King Dr. If you have other transportation needs, please contact us at
atru-education@auditoriumtheatre.org or 312.341.2359.

Sponsorship keeps cost low

While our expenses exceed $1200 per camper, sponsorship allows us to keep tuition at $50 per child – just $5 a day! The generous support of our sponsors also enables us to provide free snacks and bottled water throughout the day, free daily lunch for all campers, and allows us to offer full camp scholarships for those in need.

We are committed to assisting all families in participating in HTHTA, regardless of their financial situation. Learn More

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2017 HTHTA Brochures coming soon!

2017 HTHTA Dates:
  • Session 1: July 10-21, 2017
  • Session 2: July 24-August 4, 2017
Hands Together, Heart to Art is sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss, the Efroymson Family Fund, A. Montgomery Ward Foundation, Chicago Cabaret Professionals, The Grainger Foundation, The Collins Charitable Fund, Taxman Family Foundation, and the Ivanhoe Theater Foundation.