Theater Academy

The nation's largest Theater Academy training program that fosters life skills through stage skills

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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, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and the Oconomowoc Arts Center.

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

Featured Class

Playmakers: Battle of the Bands

Playmakers Grades: 1-2 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Start Date: January 22 End Date: March 12 Take a step from interpreting stories to creating your own! In our Playmakers classes, students are the leaders of their own creative drama experience. Create dialogue, action, characters, and enhance your creativity by writing your own stories through carefully structured creative play.

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  • See a First Stage Performance

    Our 2014-15 season offers something for parents, grandparents with 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.