Winter Studio Classes

All in-person Winter 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

Mini Production: Stone Soup

Teaching Artist: Tori Mooney

Ages 5-8
January 21 – March 25, 2023 (No class March 11)
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:15 am

$150

Students will rehearse and perform the classic tale of Stone Soup! When a group of weary travelers creates a delicious meal from some unexpected ingredients, the gloomy citizens of Old Town ask, “Who ever heard of soup from a stone?” All levels welcome!

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Musical Theatre Cabaret Jr.

Teaching Artist: Caitlin Collazo

Ages 5-8
January 21 – March 25, 2023 (No class March 11)
Saturdays: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

$140

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 21 – March 25 2023 (No class March 11)
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am

$140

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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Monologue Building

Teaching Artist: TBA

Ages 12+
January 21 – March 25 2023 (no class March 11)
Saturdays: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

$140

Students will enhance their repertoire by working on age-appropriate monologues and practicing techniques to create a nuanced performance and strong audition piece.

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Production Class: Sally Cotter and the Quest We Follow

Teaching Artist: Thomas Beebe

Ages 9+
January 21 – April 22, 2023 (No class March 11, April 8 and April 15)
Saturdays: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

*Production Dates: April 21 & 22, 7pm
*Tech Week Rehearsals: Monday, April 17 – Thursday, April 20; 6:00 – 8:30pm

$300

Sally has just bought a copy of the final book in her favorite series of novels. But if she finishes reading it, will the magic all be . . . over? As she sleeps on it, Sally once again dreams she’s a student at Frogbull Academy of Sorcery. With the help of Professor Albatross Underdrawers and pals Dave and Harmonica, she must uncover the secret of the MacGuffix and face the evil Lord Murderdeath in a final showdown.

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Private Acting Coaching

January 21 – March 25, 2023 (By Appointment; No class March 11)

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.

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Register for 8 Sessions

Saturday Samplers

Step into the Story

Teaching Artist: Erica LuBonta

Ages 3-5
February 11 – March 18, 2023 (No class March 11)
Saturdays: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

$60

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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Creative Drama: Adventures in Outer Space

Teaching Artist: TBA

Ages 5-8
February 11 – March 18, 2023 (No class March 11)
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am

$75

This class will introduce young actors to basic theatre concepts such as imagination, ensemble, pantomime and characters through an exploration of outer space stories!

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Page to Stage

Teaching Artist: TBA

Ages 9+
February 11 – March 18, 2023 (No class March 11)
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am

$75

Students will hone their acting skills by exploring improvisation and writing, working together to create their own stories and bring them to life!

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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

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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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