Spring Term At The WTCAE Begins

Spring into the arts at the Warner Theatre Center For Arts Education! Courses at the Center for the Spring Term begin on March 4th - get in on the fun and register today! Courses are for ages 5 to adult and include Acting & Improv, Broadway Dance, Scene Study For Adults, Props and Scenery Creation, Art Journaling, Creative Writing and much more! Students ages 7-16 enrolled in the Spring Term are eligible to audition for our May Young Actors Series production of The Addams Family! The WTCAE also offers students of all ages and abilities one-on-one instruction. Private lessons focus on individualized development of the specified artistic discipline. Lessons may begin at any time during the month.

The mission of the WTCAE is to provide high-quality and affordable training in theatre arts for all members of the community. The Center is committed to making the arts an integral part of every student's life and accomplishes this by offering a wide variety of courses, all taught by a professional faculty. Whether a student is exploring an area of artistic interest for the first time or is seeking more comprehensive training, the WTCAE is Northwest Connecticut's premier resource for arts education. Scholarships are available. To register for courses or for more information, call the WTCAE at 860-489-7180 x 148 or visit warnertheatre.org.

The WTCAE Young Actors Series is sponsored by The Lufkin Family Foundation.

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.

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