First Stage Theater Academy - Course Catalog

First Stage Theater Academy is the nation's leading theater training program for young people

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the recent water damage sustained at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, we are shifting the start dates of our Winter Academy sessions to maximize our limited space accommodations while this issue is resolved.

Mark your calendars for the new start dates of Winter Academy sessions:

  • Winter I Academy, Tuesday, January 17
  • Winter I Academy, Saturday, January 21
  • Winter II Academy, Tuesday, February 14
  • Winter II Academy, Saturday, February 18
  • School Year Intensives, resumes Saturday, January 21

In accordance with the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center guidelines and the CDC recommended guidelines, masks are optional within all Theater Academy classes. Learn more about COVID safety at First Stage.

Click on a class below to register online. You will be required to set up an account and fill out a student information form.  

To add a student to the waitlist, you will be required to create an account.

If you have a credit on your account from cancelled 2020 programming, please contact to have that applied to your order.  

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