Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

School Programs & Workshops

Let MCT help your students bring great stories to life!

Contact us to find out how educational programming can enhance your existing curriculum and provide meaningful interpersonal skills for your students.

Teachers and students rave about the education programs at MCT:

"I wanted to thank you once again for the fantastic opportunity. It has been amazing to be able to watch professionals work and see where I could be one day if I keep working." -Two-time winner, Top Ten Distinguished Play distinction

"All one has to do is spend an afternoon with a child to understand that they each have their own story and a deep desire to tell it.  To have such a powerful platform to allow their voices to be heard is deeply moving and cherished for the special gift that it is." -Partner classroom teacher

"Finally embraced myself." -2018-2019 YPF Playwriting Residency participant

"With the help, it gave me interest in becoming a playwright." -2018-2019 YPF Playwriting Residency participant


Service Provided

Goal for participants

Playwrights Festival Playwriting Residency

A series of 4-5 workshops guiding high-school age students through the writing of a one-act play to be submitted to MCT's annual YPF Playwriting Competition. One-on-one feedback on revision is provided in addition.


Cost adjusted according to length and partnership agreements.

This series of classes, great for theatre, English, Language Arts, or other classes incorporating writing, encourages students to celebrate their individual voice in creating short plays.  Curriculum encourages a deeper understanding of the core elements of a well-made play and expressing story through dialogue.  Pieces completed and submitted to the YPF Playwriting Competition are read and evaluated by theatre professionals, and ten are chosen as Distinguished Plays of that year.  See our dedicated Young Playwrights Festival page for more information.

Basic Acting

5-10 interactive workshops for 4th-12th grade.


$65/class period

Designed to encourage even the most reticent student to explore community effort and personal control, these introductory acting classes teach important life skills through interactive play.  This curriculum has been utilized in a variety of classroom settings, including those serving students with special needs of a physical or behavioral nature.

Pre- or Post-show Workshops

Designed to enrich the experience of high school audience members seeing a production at our theatre.


FREE Workshop


$10 student tickets to our matinees are available


Knowing that students will have a much deeper experience seeing a professional production if properly prepared, this workshop features curriculum specific to whatever show the students attend.  That means that teachers can expect a new experience for their students each time they choose to bring them to a play.  Exploration of design drawings and models, writing, and interactive exercises are frequently included.