School Year Theater Academy class

First Stage Theater Academy is the nation’s largest high impact theater training program for young people. Classes are offered both virtual, with limited in-person classes held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center.

To ensure the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff, First Stage is committed to implementing procedures to create a safe environment for all of our Theater Academy classes this year. Our School Year Theater Academy programming has changed in order to provide the same high-impact theater arts training for young people as always, yet taking new measures to ensure the health and safety of our students, families, staff, and teaching artists.

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First Stage and Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (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 family. Read our In-Person Safety Procedures.

  • Absolutely NO student will be allowed in the building without a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. 
  • Each class will have a maximum of 10 students in the room.
  • Six feet of social distancing will be adhered to at all times.
  • Temperature checks will be taken upon arrival.
  • Masks must be worn AT ALL TIMES
  • No parents, guardians, or other family members will be allowed inside MYAC.



  • Tuition varies upon length and intensity of class.
  • Tuition includes all class materials and one Academy t-shirt per students.  
  • A $35 deposit is required to hold any spot in a class. Full payment must be paid by the first day of class, but we are happy to create a payment schedule that is most convenient for you.
  • Financial assistance is available to any student; awards are need-based. Learn more about our financial assistance program and how to apply.


  • Register online or download our Registration Form.
  • 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 
  • Please have your schedule, child’s emergency contact information, and any pertinent medical information available.
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Questions? Contact the Academy Office at (414) 267-2970 or email

Featured Class

101 DALMATIONS JR. 3rd-5th Grade Performance Experience: 6/28-7/9

3rd-5th Grade Performance Experience: 101 DALMATIONS JR.
DATES: June 28th-July 9th TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm COST: $435

NOTE: This class will take place at in-person at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. Students MUST have a signed COVID waiver on file to enter the building. MYAC will be adhering to CDC recommended practices, including masks being worn at all times. More details found here.
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: In these concentrated show clinics, students work with theater professionals for two weeks to broaden their performance skills, deepen their knowledge of theater, and perform a popular show as their final presentation. Mornings will be designated for classes across the Academy curriculum, including Acting Theory, Voice and Movement, Improvisation, Shakespeare, and Musical Theater. Afternoons will be spent in rehearsals. Auditions are required; audition requirements and submissions HERE. Auditions will stay open until the class fills. Accepted students will be given a Promo Code to register.

DO NOT USE THE "ADD TO AUDITION LIST" BUTTON TO THE RIGHT If you received the acceptance code and are having issues with registration, please complete this registration form and send to

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