Time to Act!

Maybe you’ve always wanted to get on stage. Or maybe it’s just been awhile. Or maybe you’re just looking to try something new. Whatever brought you here, our Academy Acting classes will provide you with a fun opportunity to take your turn in the spotlight.

Register for Fall Classes


Create A Play

Students will work to create their very own original character.  These characters will then be written into a script that the kids will perform on the last day of class.  A fun intro to acting!

When: Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Who: Kids ages 6-8

Cancelled due to low registration - Acting For Adults

Learn all of the different tools needed to bring a character to life on stage.  This class will culminate in a short performance on the last day of class.

When: Mondays, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Who: Adults

Reach out if you would like to be involved in this class another time and we will work to find a session that is more easily attended.

Acting Up

Through fun and engaging exercises, students will build core stage skills and perform a short scene on the final day of class.

When: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Who: Kids ages 9-12

Added by Popular Demand

When: Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Who: Kids ages 9 – 12

Make The Scene

Students will help create an original script that they will perform on the last day of class.  A great way to learn what it takes to take an idea from page to stage.

When: Tuesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Who: Kids ages 13-17

Register Today!

Theatre classes at Civic are always a good time!  Our engaging and supportive environment will help students learn and develop core stage skills, build self-confidence, and have a lot of fun doing it!


Waukesha Civic Theatre will provide a full summer theatre program – information and registration March 15, 2021!

Waukesha Civic Theatre Academy offers year-round arts education programs for ages 6+ in improvisation, comedy, character development, dance, and acting.

Search for the class or camp you with to take and register online!

WCT staff will be available to answer your questions and process your payments and requests during the business hours.

Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express, with a $5 minimum on credit cards, and cash and checks are accepted at the Box Office.


WCT Academy Scholarship Program
In honor of John Cramer
John Cramer was the Managing Artistic Director of WCT from June 2003 to February 2019.  During that time, he worked tirelessly to build a thriving education program.  In 2008, he created the full time position of Education and Outreach Administrator.  One of the goals of this newly expanding education program was to provide affordable and accessible opportunities to the entire community.  To that end, he helped develop a financial assistance program which, by the time John left in 2019, was providing $10,000 in scholarships and free or reduced tuition programming.
On June 10, 2021, this program was rededicated as the WCT Academy Scholarship Program in honor of John Cramer. Waukesha Civic Theatre maintains a strong commitment to making our Academy and Academy Productions programs accessible to all students – regardless of financial circumstances. Need-based financial aid is available to any student. Download our Financial Assistance Registration Form HERE