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

School's Out! Play in a Day: January 19

School's Out! Play in a Day Monday, January 19, 2015 9:00am-4:15pm Grades K4-5 School’s out for the day and you have nothing to do? Spend your day at the Academy and perform a one-act play in just one day! Students will build performance skills and use storytelling activities to create a short play based on an exciting book. Each day is a whole new adventure and no two days are exactly alike! Receive a 10% discount for signing up for four or more days by October 1, 2014. Extended care until 5:30pm is also available for $15/day. Please contact the Academy Office at (414) 267-2970 or for more information.

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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.