Education and Outreach

WCT’s Education and Outreach program has been a part of the theatre’s culture since 1957. Classes in theatre arts education; outreach programs like the Civic Broadway Singers, the Civic Senior Players, and the ACT Outreach classes; and theatre performance opportunities like our Community Partners Productions, our ACT Productions, and our PlayMakers productions all add benefits to the community and opportunities for participants of all ages that are priceless.

Academy at Civic Theatre

Academy at Civic Theatre (ACT) offers arts education programs for ages 4-19, there are classes in improvisation, comedy, character development, dance, and acting. Classes are held over Spring and Summer school breaks. WCT is expanding the program to quadruple the number of classes offered over the next four years. Students who are flexing their creative muscles in the present also are developing into a population of citizens with a heightened sense of cultural literacy. These same students will be future participants in the theatre, patrons, donors, volunteers, and ambassadors for the arts.

ACT Live! Auditions

Audition: Monday December 8, 6:00-7:00pm. Performers should arrive and be ready to go for a 6pm start time. Performers will be expected to remain for the entire hour. Auditions will consist of group improvisational games and exercises. No prepared monologues or songs are required.

Ages: 9-19 years old

What is ACT Live? ACT Live is a two week program where up to 15 students will develop, write, and produce their own sketch comedy show. The program concludes with two public performances of this original show on Saturday January 17th.

What are the dates? The classes/rehearsals run January 5-16, 4:15-6:15pm. The performances are on Saturday January 17th at 10am and 12:30pm. The show will run approximately one hour.

Star For A Day!

Be a Star For A Day! Join us for a day of intense fun as we sing, dance, and improvise our way on to the stage. There is no better way to spend a day off from school! Students can sign up for one, two, or all three classes in their age group. Classes will run throughout the day, culminating in a showcase performance at 5pm on the WCT stage. There is a class discount available so don’t miss out on the fun!

Financial Aid

Waukesha Civic Theatre maintains a strong commitment to making our ACT program accessible to all students-regardless of financial circumstances. Need-based financial aid is available to any student. Download out our Financial Assistance Registration Form HERE.