Theater Academy

The nation's largest high-impact theater training program for young people.

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Our Academy

First Stage Theater Academy is the nation’s largest high impact theater training program for young people. We foster life skills through stage skills through classes emphasizing Creative Drama, Stage Movement, Voice, Speech, Scene Study, and so much more. Professional theater artists from around the country join us every year to share their expertise and guidance to young performers of all ages and experience, supporting our philosophy of life skills through stage skills. 

Contact us at (414) 267-2970 or e-mail

What is the Academy all about?

In the spring of 2020, we pivoted to fully virtual programming:

Over the Summer of 2020, we offered both virtual and on-site programming. After a very safe and successful 9 weeks of programming, we are proud to continue offering both formats of classes.

We will be maintaining and exceeding all CDC guildines without exception, as the health and safety of students, First Stage, and MYAC staff is our highest priority. Further information regarding policies will be sent to registered families.  

Featured Class

Musical Improv with Robby McGhee - Middle School Master Class: 10/14, 4:30pm

Musical Improv with Robby McGhee: Middle School Master Class Series

NOTE: this class will be held virtually. Students will receive a link to access the class the day before the session.


Wednesday, 10/14; 4:30-6:00pm


$25, or purchase all 4 Middle School Master Classes for $85 Students will work directly with a theater professional and dive into a specific exploration of the acting craft. These experts will sahre their experiences, knowledge, and passion with students in an exclusive workshop setting.

See what Robby has to say about the class!

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