George Street Playhouse works to cultivate a love of creative expression and theatre in young people through its Theatre Academy program. The Playhouse's theatre classes help these young people develop expressiveness and self-confidence, explore the world of theatre, and learn to effectively collaborate with others. These programs are available to all students, including both experienced theatre students and first-time explorers of the world of the arts.
Classes are split into four age brackets. Junior Company classes serve children between the ages of five and eight, while Rising Company programs are for children between nine and 12. Students between 13 and 18 can participate in Young Company, and adults of at least 18 years of agemay participate in introductory or advanced classes. All programs meet one day per week for approximately two months, and cost between $200 and $275.