Theater Academy

Let your individuality shine while learning life skills through stage skills at First Stage Theater Academy!

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Our Academy

First Stage Theater Academy fosters life skills through stage skills through classes emphasizing Creative Drama, Stage Movement, Voice and Speech and Scene Study. Summer and school year sessions are held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield. 

New! Theater Academy classes starting this winter at the Academy of Performing Arts in Franklin.

Questions? Call us at (414) 267-2970 or e-mail

Featured Class

Pinkalicious the Musical Gr. K5-2 7/18-7/22 Afternoons

One-week half-day session Serving new and returning students entering grades K5-2 in fall of 2016 Times: 12:30–3:00pm Bring these storybooks to life through exploring character motivations, choices, and actions while creating dialogue and improvising scenes to develop beginning acting skills. First Stage is proudly celebrating its 30th season in 2016-17! To honor all of the amazing stories told on our stage, we've selected some of our favorite titles to bring to life in the K5-2nd grade classrooms this summer.

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  • Teach with us

    First Stage Theater Academy seeks professional actors, teaching artists, and Arts Administrators to fill the following roles for summer 2016: Accompanists, Acting Teachers, Office Assistants, Teaching Apprentices, Vocal and Dance Teachers. Learn more.

  • See a First Stage Performance

    Your adventure awaits! Our 2015-16 season offers a stellar lineup guaranteed to delight parents and grandparents and their preschoolers, high schoolers, and every age in between.

  • First Stage in your school

    Serving over 20,000 students each year, our Theater in Education programs help classroom teachers explore their curriculum in interactive, imaginative and integrated methods.