Long Wharf’s Studio School offers classes for students of all ages.

All of our programs are built upon three pillars: creativity, empathy, and teamwork. We believe that students of any level of experience can learn valuable life skills through theatre. 

Classes are taught by Education Department staff or local guest artists. All classes culminate with a showcase for friends and family unless otherwise noted. 


See the most current class offerings below!



SUMMER CAMP (just announced!)






Creative Play: Fairytales
Open to students in grades 2 – 5
Saturdays, March 30 – May 18 from 10AM to 12PM
Cost: $270

Once upon a time there was a group of young actors who loved to play pretend. Join us as we explore popular fairytales and perform them with a twist. Which character will you become? Cinderella? King Triton? Pinocchio?  We guarantee that everyone will live happily ever after!




Story Builders: Fables Reimagined
Open to students in grades 6 – 12
Saturdays, March 30 – May 18 from 1 to 3PM
Cost: $270

You’ve never seen a fable like this! Participants will perform stage adaptations of popular fables and design their own costumes and props along the way. This is an ideal opportunity for performers who enjoy creative thinking and working in a group setting.




(APRIL 15-19, 2019)

Spend April Vacation at Long Wharf! Each day focuses on a different theatre activity, such as improvisation, playwriting, or design. Register for any combination of workshop days. All camp days operate 9AM – 3PM and are open to students in grades 2-8. No experience necessary for any of these workshop days, just come with a willingness to try new things and have FUN!
Cost: Just $60 a day!


Monday, April 15
If you love to make everyone around you laugh, then the Laugh Lab is for you! Students will explore improvisation through hilarious games and exercises. Learn to create a character from scratch, think quickly on your feet, and work as a troupe to put on a truly original show!

Tuesday, April 16
This workshop will provide young playwrights with the tools they need to overcome writer’s block and push their own boundaries as an artist. Class will features opportunities to write and to hear their work out loud. Students may bring a piece that they are already working on or start something brand new.

Wednesday, April 17
Students will learn how designers and technicians work together to build sets, props, and costumes for professional theatre. With the help of Long Wharf staff, participants will bring their own design dreams to life.

Thursday, April 18
Actors will unite to bring stage adaptations of the most popular fairytales to life before their very own eyes. Using simple props, instruments, voice, and body techniques our Story Theatre Ensemble will work together to create the world of the play for alive audience.

Friday, April 19
Whether you’re preparing for auditions with your school or local theatre, having strong monologues is a necessity for any actor. Students in this class will be guided through the entire audition process, including selecting a monologue, building a character, and conquering audition-day jitters.




Writer’s Workshop
June 24-July 5 
For Students entering grades 5-12
Tuition $600
This program will provide young playwrights with the tools they need to write boundary breaking plays. We will use a variety of methods to create work that address the issues that the writers are most passionate about, illuminate possible solutions, and inspire writers and audience alike to take action in a world that needs more social justice warriors! This workshop culminates in a reading of student work for family and friends at 5PM on July 5.

Maybe we will find the next Tarell Alvin McCraney, Larissa FastHorse, Lin-Manuel Miranda… will it be YOU?




Financial aid and discounts available. Please contact Director of Education, Madelyn Newman, at Madelyn.newman@longwharf.org or 203.772.8272 with questions or concerns.




LWT Education does not offer refunds. Refunds will only be granted for medical or other extenuating circumstances.

If a class does not meet its minimum enrollment requirement, we will cancel the class one week before its start date. If a class is canceled, we will notify you via email. You will not be charged class tuition until we determine that a class has met its minimum enrollment.

If classes are canceled due to inclement weather, you will be notified via email and phone. These classes will be rescheduled.

LWT Education reserves the right to withdraw any student whose conduct is deemed detrimental to the class environment. A refund will not be issued.