Open Houses and Shadow Days

Registration for Campus Tours and Shadow Days are now Open!

Campus Tours

All In-Person tours take place on Tuesdays at 4:00pm. Students are allowed to bring no more than two people with them to their scheduled tour date. For In-Person attendance, masks are optional but strongly encouraged. Due to building capacity restraints, in-person tours will be closed once a tour date hits 25 people.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the Campus Tour Request Form. Please make sure you fill out the form in its entirety before you submit. Once the form has been submitted, please give our Admissions Office 3 to 5 business to send you a confirmation email with your scheduled date.

Open House Events

Open Houses for the 23-24 school year have concluded. Please look below for more information.

At the ChiArts Open House or ‘Backstage Pass‘, students and families will have the opportunity to learn more about arts classes, see a breakdown of the academics offered, watch an overview of the admissions process, and get an inside look into student life at ChiArts. You are welcome to attend more than one Open House. 

If you would like more information on auditions, please visit our website here for a full breakdown of audition requirements, or watch our Audition Advice videos on our playlist here. For more information on the admissions and application process, please visit our website here or email us at with any specific questions. 

Shadow Days

All Shadow Days take place on Fridays. Each Shadow will be paired with one ChiArts Student Ambassador. Shadows are expected to arrive and report to the Main Office between 7:45am – 7:50am so that they can meet with our Recruitment Coordinator and be paired with their Student Ambassador. Students will be expected to stay the entire school day, from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Once the day is over, Student Ambassadors will bring their Shadow back to the Main Office for dismissal.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Shadow Day Registration Form. We want to preface this by saying that students are not guaranteed a Shadow Day this semester. It is on a first come first serve basis. Due to the overwhelming demand of students interested in shadowing, prospective students will only be able to shadow one conservatory so make sure you sign up for the conservatory you would like to shadow the most. Please also fill out the form in its entirety before you submit.

Once the form has been submitted, our Admissions Office will reach out to you once a date becomes available. Once a date has been offered, students will have a three day grace period to respond from the initial date the offer was sent. If students do not respond we will offer their slot to the next student on the list. There is no guarantee that we will be able to reschedule for another slot.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at In the meantime, we recommend watching the Virtual Shadow Day video here for a behind-the-scenes peek into a ChiArts school day.

Thank you for your interest in ChiArts!

Please contact the Admissions Department with any questions regarding these events or the application process at