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Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. and Playhouse on Park Launches Second Year of Playhouse Theatre Academy!

Playhouse Theatre Academy is a theatre school offering recreational classes and pre-professional training for both children & adults. All programs, classes and workshops will now be held at the beautiful 224 EcoSpace which is conveniently located for anyone in Greater Hartford area or beyond. Registration is now open for fall and year-round classes. Additional classes are being added regularly. We are also interested in learning of days/times/programs that work for you! 

Playhouse Theatre Academy is dedicated to offering professional theatre programs for emerging artists of all ages and abilities. All students will learn from expert faculty who will share their exceptional abilities and love of theatre. Managed by Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc., Playhouse Theatre Academy is able to provide access to professional artists, productions and opportunities through our affiliation with Playhouse on Park. Whether your goal is to be a professional actor or to explore your imagination and creativity in a new way, the Playhouse Theatre Academy is a home for quality theatre instruction.
The 224 EcoSpace - Playhouse Theatre Academy is located at the beautiful 224 EcoSpace, 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105. Here you will find plenty of off-street parking, beautiful waiting areas, and dedicated teaching studios. The 224 EcoSpace in conveniently located (.5 miles from The Mark Twain House), providing easy access from all areas of Greater Hartford and beyond: just 2.1 miles from Playhouse on Park;  .3 miles from the I-84 W Sigourney St exit; 1 mile from I-84 E Sisson Ave. exit. The building is set back behind the parking lot and is purple in color! Parking is on the West Side.  Enter through the East Side entrance.   

For more information about our programming, click any of the links below or contact the Director of Education Elizabeth Simmons at or 860-523-5900 x 15.



Youth Programs

Acting programs for youth, ages 4 - 12. Fall and spring semesters.

Summer Programs
Our acting programs offered during the summer session

Summer Master Classes
Special sessions with professional guest artists


For emerging artists and life-long learners

Teen Programs
Acting and theatre experiences for teens, ages 13-18

Improvisation Classes
Adult improv classes

Master Class Series
Special sessions with professional guest artists
Private Acting Lessons
Individualized coaching with the Artistic Director


Literature Alive
School field trip progarm
Outreach Programs for Schools
Customized educational program for your classroom
Homeschool Programs
Opportunities for homeschooled students


Summer and school year opportunities
Professional Development
Teambuilding activities for your business or work group
Faculty Bios
Meet our instructors