Winter Studio Classes


Ages 5 and up.
January 20 – March 23 (No class March 16)
See Production Class listing for additional dates.

January 20 – March 9
by appointment.

Ages 3 and up.
See class listings for dates.

More Information

Have questions? Please contact Emely Larson at or (203) 908-1832

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

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

Where will the program be located this winter? All youth studio classes will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Hartford, located at 136 Capitol Ave in Hartford. The final performances of the Production Class ONLY will take place at the University of St. Joseph. Complete details will be provided to families participating in that class.  

What is your sick policy? Students must be healthy, injury-free, and well enough to fully participate. If your child becomes ill while in the program, we require that they be picked up promptly. Any child who has a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to class. Any child with a communicable disease, including Covid-19, must remain out of class for the prescribed isolation period designated by the physician for that particular situation. Please keep sick students home so that germs and illnesses will not spread to other students and staff.    

Will there be performances for the programs this winter? Yes! For our weekly full session (8 week) classes, we will hold a share day the week following the final class (March 23rd). The share will take place at the church. Further details will be provided as we get closer to that date.   For the Production Class, performances will take place on April 5th and 6th. Families will be kept up to date if plans need to adjust. Sampler (4 and 5 week) classes will not have a share.  

What are your drop off/ pick up procedures? There is a small parking lot at the church and ample parking around the First Presbyterian Church, so families are welcome to park and walk up to drop off their students. When you arrive, please escort your student to the drop off area so they can be checked in. Only staff and students will be permitted in the building. Students must be dropped off in the designated drop off spots only. A parent (or someone on the child’s approved pick-up list) must sign their child in and out each day. If we do not know you, we may ask to see ID. 

What is your refund policy? 

Hartford Stage will refund program fees for cancellations made 2 weeks to the start of the session. No refund will be made for late arrivals or early departures, withdrawal, dismissal, or sickness. We’re sorry, but we cannot offer refunds or credits to families instructed or choosing to quarantine due to household exposure/suspected exposure. Lost time (including illness or vacation) cannot be made up in other sessions. 

 If you have any further questions, please contact Emely Larson, Studio Manager, at 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!)

Youth Classes

8-week classes from January 20 – March 9 (no classes on March 16), with final share performance on March 23. Schedule for final share may vary from class time.

Mini Production: Aesop’s Fables

Teaching Artist: Tori Mooney

Ages 5-8
January 20 – March 23, 2024 (No class March 16)
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:15 am


Students will create a mini-production exploring several of Aesop’s most-loved fables. Through song and dance, students will work with a short script to develop characters, perform a story, and learn about the rehearsal process. All levels welcome!

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Musical Theater Cabaret Jr.

Teaching Artist: Caitlin Collazo

Ages 5-8
January 20 – March 23, 2024 (No class March 16)
Saturdays: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm


Students will learn to develop characters and express personality through song and dance. The class will culminate in a final showcase of students’ talents. No previous experience needed!

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Acting for the Camera

Teaching Artist: Erica LuBonta

Ages 9+
January 20 – March 23, 2024 (No class March 16)
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am


This class will introduce performers to the principles of acting for different genres through work on scenes and monologues from TV, film and stage. Students will also work on audition technique for video submissions. All levels welcome.

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Production Class: Shakespeare Young @ Part: Some Comedies

Teaching Artist: Thomas Beebe

Ages 9+
January 20 – April 6, 2024 (No class March 16)
Saturdays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

*Production Dates: April 5 at 7 pm & April 6 at 2 pm
*Tech Week Rehearsals: April 2 – 4; 6:00 – 8:30pm


This production introduces the audience to several of Shakespeare’s comedies. The director and cast will decide which stories they would most like to explore. These are shortened versions of the original language and will be an exciting exploration of the Bard! Possible titles include Twelfth Night, As You Like It, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.

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Private Coaching

Private Acting Coaching

January 20 – March 9, 2024 (By Appointment)

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. Limited in-person spots open on Saturdays located at First Presbyterian Church, 136 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Virtual options and after school in person options are also available, based on teacher availability.

Register for Single Session

Register for 8 Sessions

Saturday Samplers

Step into the Story

Teaching Artist: Jessica MacLean

Ages 3–5
Session 1: January 20 – February 10, 2024
Session 2: February 17 – March 9, 2024
Saturdays: 10:00 – 10:45 am

The perfect starting point for a young student looking to jump into acting! This class will use favorite children’s books to create characters, act out the story and work together with friends!

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Yes, And! Improv

Teaching Artist: Thomas Beebe

Ages 9+

February 10 – March 16, 2024 (No Class March 9)
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am


This class will introduce students to the basic tools of improvisation, including acceptance, spontaneity and ensemble building.

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