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School Year Theater Academy

First Stage Theater Academy is the nation’s largest high impact theater training program for young people!

Imagine a place where students of all ages coming together to make new friends, practice new skills, and let their individuality shine! Our professional staff teaches life skills through stage skills through engaging, high impact acting curriculum - available only at First Stage! Students and faculty work together to create a positive, safe learning environment where each student is encouraged to take risks, conquer their fears, and become leaders. 


  • Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
    325 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53220
    Wednesdays, Saturdays
  • Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
    19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045
  • Academy of Performing Arts – Franklin
    10001 St. Martins Road, Franklin, WI, 53132


  • Sessions start at $160. Tuition includes all class materials and one Academy t-shirt per students.  Explore our course catalog for specific classes and prices.
  • Financial assistance is available to any student; awards are need-based. Learn more about our financial assistance program and how to apply.


  • Register online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Please have your schedule, child’s emergency contact information, and any pertinent medical information available.
  • Please note: our website is best compatible with the Google Chrome browser, with a ten-minute limit on our website’s shopping cart.
  • Looking for a paper registration form? Click here

Questions? Contact the Academy Office at (414) 267-2970.

Featured Class

Metroville Mayhem Gr K4-K5 6/11-6/15 Mornings

One Week Half-Say Session – Serving new and returning students entering grades K4-K5 in fall 2018 Times: 9:00 am - 11:30 am Bring these popular stories to life through the exploration of setting, plot, and character choices to develop beginning acting skills. The prodigious Parr family is back again, this time taking on the most unbelievable feat. The Underminer has dropped hints of doom for all of Metroville, and success and safety is in the hands of these mini-heroes! Students will utilize their flexibility, resilience, and efficiency as they practice collective role play of these beloved big-names.

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