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

Organized Chaos - 7th Grade

Organized Chaos Grade 7 By Audition Only Tuition: $475 + $10 material fee for the entire year Saturdays (Fall, Winter, Spring) 10:00–11:15am Organized Chaos, now in its eighth year, works in multiple teams on advanced Improvisation. Students will work together for a full year on spontaneity, integrity, and leadership. Improv is an art form that requires community, commitment and communication. This class will refine your improvisation skills and exercise your creativity all year long. Prerequisite: Summer or previous Improvisation Academy class For further information or to schedule an audition, please contact Patrick Schley at (414) 267-2942 or

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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.