Fall Studio Classes

All in-person Fall Studio classes will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 136 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Map »

Tuition assistance available for qualifying families! Click here to apply.

In Person Classes: Saturdays

Story Explorers: Fractured Fairy Tales

Teaching Artist: Tori Mooney

Ages 5-7
September 24 – November 19, 2022
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am

$140

Students will use theatre games, improv, movement and storytelling to act out favorite fairy tales — with a twist — together!

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Scene Study: Scenes From the Movies

Teaching Artist: Erica LuBonta

Ages 9+
September 24 – November 19, 2022
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am

$140

Students will hone their acting skills by exploring improvisation and studying scenes from popular films, with a focus on making bold choices and creating strong characters.

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Comedy Improv

Teaching Artist: Thomas Beebe

Ages 8-12
September 24 – November 19, 2022
Saturdays: 10:45 – 11:45 am

$140

Learn the basics of improv through fun and engaging games. Emphasis will be put on team building, listening skills and thinking on your feet.

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Production Class: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Teaching Artists: Thomas Beebe and Emely Larson

Ages 8-15
September 24 – December 10, 2022
Saturdays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

*Production Dates: December 9 & 10, 2022, 7pm
*Tech Week Rehearsals: December 6-8; 6:00 – 8:30pm

$300

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem — and the fun — when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

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Private Acting Coaching

September 24 – November 19, 2022 (By Appointment)

Limited In-Person spots open on Saturdays located at First Presbyterian Church, 136 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Additional options afterschool (virtual or in person), pending instructor availability.

8 Week Session: $240
Individual Sessions: $30 per half hour session

Work one-on-one with one of our teaching artists!  Lessons will be scheduled by appointment only in 30 minute sessions.  Attention will be given to voice and speech work, character development, physical acting, audition techniques and material selection.

Register for Single Session

Register for 8 Sessions

Saturday Samplers

Creative Drama: Stories Around the World

Ages 5-8
October 15 – November 12, 2022
Saturdays: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

$75

Students will use drama to explore folk and fairy tales from across the world and discover how stories change from culture to culture.

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Commercial Acting

Teaching Artist: Nick Palazzo

Ages 9+
October 15 – November 12, 2022
Saturdays: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

$75

Students will work on how to present themselves on camera for a commercial audition. This class will help students build confidence and learn some helpful tips. All levels welcome!

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Education at Hartford Stage was voted 2018 Most Loved Acting Studio by Hulafrog!

More Information

Have questions? Please contact Emely Larson at elarson@hartfordstage.org or (203) 908-1832

Register Online:

Click on the “REGISTER…” button and follow instructions to our Ticketing Page (please note you are “buying a ticket” to the class!)

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