Education at Hartford Stage
Hartford Stage Education aims to provide students of all ages throughout Connecticut with innovative, quality theatrical opportunities and education programs that challenge and inspire. Our programs use theatre techniques to build community and citizenship, to promote a passion for literacy and create expression, and to encourage life-long learning. The education department at Hartford Stage serves more than 19,000 students and adults each year. Our programs include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses. The education department is committed to serving students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds; nurturing the next generation of artists and theatre professionals; developing a new audience of theatre-goers; and being a leader in providing in-school, theatre-based programs that promote creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking.
Education at Hartford Stage was voted 2018 Most Loved Acting Studio by Hulafrog!
Student Performance Series, pre- and post-show workshops, InterAct. View matinee dates for the 2017/18 Season shows: A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Christmas Carol, Feeding the Dragon, Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and The Age of Innocence.
Hartford Stage offers paid apprenticeships and unpaid internships to early-career theatre professionals and college students.
Programs for Youth
- Teen Council A youth-led advisory board for high school students passionate about theatre and arts leadership.
- Breakdancing Shakespeare A six-week long summer apprenticeship that culminates in the performance of a classic Shakespearean play with a modern hip-hop twist.
- Project Transform Create and perform a piece of theatre that will explore the idea of transformation of minds, neighborhoods, and communities.
- Write On Write On is our Annual Young Playwrights' Competition and includes workshops with a professional playwright.