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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.

Instructors subject to change.

AGES 13 - 17 *new*
Teen Theater Experience

Dates and times vary

The Teen Theatre Experience is a volunteer program dedicated to young people who want to be involved in the operations and events of an award winning regional theatre. Teens will experience what it’s like to make theatre at Playhouse on Park and receive volunteer hours.

Teens will be invited to dress rehearsals of shows at Playhouse on Park, receive 6-9 volunteer hours each month, and engage in master classes, backstage tours, conversations with guest speakers, and meet and greets with professionals in career tracks connected to the arts.

Pricing: $250 participation fee

Registration Form

AGES 13 - 18
Acting for Teens

Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Instructor: Sarah Kronisch

4 (8-week) 2 HOUR sessions
Session 1: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 (Share Day)
Session 2: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15 (Share Day)
Session 3: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11 (Share Day)
Session 4: 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 (Share Day)

These classes may be taken individually or as a series, each class will have its own focus. Although you will get the most benefit from taking all 4 sessions, each class can stand on its own. Explore different skills each session, from monologues to scenes to cold readings, you’ll always be growing as an actor!

Class Description:This class is for teens who are interested in improving their acting and performance technique. Working with scenes and monologues as well as improvisation, teens will build confidence in front of an audience and as an ensemble. Guest artists from Playhouse on Park will visit throughout the year.

Pricing: $235 for one session, get all 4 for $752, a savings of 20% off the session price. One time $15 registration fee.  

Registration Form

In cases of inclement weather, Playhouse on Park educational programs follow the Hartford Public School schedule. If Hartford schools close early or are closed for the day, Playhouse on Park classes will not run, and the missed class will be rescheduled.

We will do our best to email every student who would be affected by a cancelation. If we decide that for the safety of our students and staff we need to reschedule a class even though West Hartford Schools are open, we will notify all students via email.