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A Message from the Director of Education:

Announcing: Playhouse Theatre Academy!

Playhouse Theatre Academy is dedicated to offering professional theatre programs for emerging artists of all ages. At Playhouse Theatre Academy, students learn the vocabulary, habits, and joy of performing in a nurturing community. Our professional faculty is committed to awakening students artistry with care and empathy, providing hands on intensive workshops in acting, musical theatre, improvisation, and more! 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 miles 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.

In addition, we are happy to work with you to customize a program that might be right for your school, boy scout or girl scout troop, or company. Whether it is for a weekly class, a summer program, an internship, a master class, a field trip, or a workshop, we look forward to getting to know you.

Elizabeth Simmons,
Director of Education
[email] | (860) 523-5900 ext. 15


Young Actor Training Program
Acting programs for youth, ages K through 8th grade. Fall and spring semesters.
Summer Programs
Our acting programs offered during the summer session
Summer Master Classes
Special sessions with professional guest artists


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