Open Houses

Backstage Pass: Learn the Life of the Scholar-Artist

October 15th . November 5th . December 10th

ChiArts Backstage Pass is an interactive open house/audition workshop. Meet faculty, take sample classes, see mock auditions and more!

  • Open to 8th-grade students only who wish to learn more about the admission process. Got a 7th grader? See a show or take a campus tour.
  • Due to space restrictions, each reservation includes the student and 3 guests only. If you would like to bring additional guests, please contact the admissions office.
  • You will have the opportunity to create your own schedule! A different 20-minute or 50-minute session begins every 30 minutes, so in order to optimize your time, we highly recommend that you review the schedule before attending the event. The schedule will be available for review soon!
  • Backstage Passes are free, but registration is highly encouraged. While participation is helpful, students are not required to attend a workshop in order to apply or audition.

ChiArts does not offer shadow days. We provide the Backstage Pass series to provide students with information. Registration for each event closes one week prior, or when reservations per section are at capacity. Can’t attend a Backstage Pass? Take a campus tour!

Click here to register for a Backstage Pass event!

Complete and submit the form, then be sure to review the schedule provided below to plan your event.

Backstage Pass Session Descriptions and Times are available here!

Create your own schedule for the event with by clicking here!

Please contact the Admissions Department with any questions regarding this event or the application process at