Theater Academy

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

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

Please note that the Academy staff is working remotely during the Covid-19 Safer At Home order, and will have limited access to voicemails. Emailing staff at or individually is the most efficient communcation tool currently. We appreciate your understanding!

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Featured Class

TARTUFFE 9th-12th Grade Performance Experience: 8/3-8/14, 9:15am

TARTUFFE 9th-12th Grade Performance Experience August 3rd-August 14th 9:15am-12:15pm -For students entering 9th-12th Grade in the Fall of 2020 Performance Experience students will work with theater professionals for two weeks to broaden their performance skills, deepen their knowledge of theater, and perform a show as their final presentation. Final Presentations will be shared on a virtual platform for family and friends to view. NOTE - this class will be held in-person at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. First Stage and MYAC staff will be following and exceeding CDC guidelines without exception as we hold modified classes in the building. More information regarding health and safety procedures will be sent to all registered families.

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