Welcome to The Academy

Our Mission: We teach and create world-class theatre about what it means to be alive today – inspiring curiosity and creativity, sparking empathy and joy – bringing all students together.

Our Vision: To transform the lives of every student through the power of theatre.

Arizona Theatre Company Academy provides Arizona communities with quality theatre arts education programming, in-school arts education residencies, internships, and apprenticeships as well as professional development for arts organizations and teachers.

The ATC Academy provides Tucson, Phoenix, and surrounding communities with the following programs:

  • Intensive theatre arts classes led by a team of talented artists and arts educators
  • In-school educational residencies, workshops, and classes
  • ATCteen
  • Paid Internships/Apprenticeships
  • Educational programs for patrons to deepen their understanding of theatre
  • Professional development training for theatre teachers in communities throughout Arizona

The goal of the ATC Academy is to provide our community with quality theatre arts education and to utilize the experience of the ATC staff to ensure that the growth of our students will be successful. Skills gained from the professional development are transferable and will allow the teachers to plan and implement our program throughout the state of Arizona.

We’re excited to resume programming as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic allows. 

For Educators

For Educators 

Theatre Arts education has been a part of our mission since the beginning. Explore ATC’s Field Trips, Teacher Preview Nights, and Masterclasses.

For Educators

For Students

For Students 

ATC’s Education programs inspire creativity in students across the state in a number of ways, both connected to our stages and beyond our walls.

For Students

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