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

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Health and Safety Guidelines

In Spring 2020, we pivoted to fully virtual programming:

Beginning with our Summer Academy, we offered both virtual and on-site programming. After a very safe and successful nine weeks of programming, we are proud to continue offering both formats of classes.

We maintain and exceed 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

Story Drama - CORDUROY: 10/24, 9:30am (VIRTUAL)

Virtual Story Drama - CORDUROY (by Don Freeman)

Note: this is a virtual class. Enrolled students will receive the Zoom access link on the Friday before class, along with other class details.


Saturday, 11/7


Join First Stage for an interactive telling of some of our favorite stories on the 100 Stories to Read Before Kindergarten list, and help us bring these exciting tales to life through dramatic play. Young people will have the opportunity to develop their actor tools of body, voice, and imagination, by actively engaging in creative play, all while strengthening their ability to focus, cooperate with others, and solve problems.

Enroll in all 8 sessions for $100 ($20 off)!

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