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

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes Grades: 9-12 Time: 12:50 pm - 1:50 pm Start Date: March 21 End Date: May 16 *No Class on April 4* The great stories we discover in the theater involve more people than just actors. Lights, costumes, stage management, props, and set design all help to transport us into new worlds and require skilled artists to take us there. Here we learn and experience all the elements that go into creating a production!

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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.