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. 

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

Featured Class

Gotta Catch 'Em All Gr. 1-2 7/24-7/28

One-week full-day session Serving new and returning students entering grades 1-2 in fall of 2017 Times: 9:00am–3:00pm Each week is a new adventure created by the class! Use improvisation and theater games to create a story and develop your own theatrical masterpiece while further developing beginning acting skills and script analysis. GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL: Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was? The Masters-in-Training of this class will use their knowledge of Improvised Gibberish language to interpret and communicate with the creature Characters that they develop.

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  • See a First Stage Performance

    Join us for our 30th anniversary season, including five world premiere plays, family favorites, and more!

  • 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.