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Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

An Artistic and Academic Immersion

GuitarStudents interested in the arts will find a professionally oriented, highly structured, and academically rigorous curriculum at the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. In addition to professional training in vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, musical theater, creative writing/media arts, and visual arts, high school students learn about the history and criticism of the arts and the arts as a mechanism for social justice.

Interested in attending the Arts Academy?
Learn about our Open Houses and application process on the admissions page. 

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In The HeightsIn the Heights

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Brian Jennings
April 28, 29 & May 5, 6 7:30 PM Main Stage
$25 and $15 for adults; $15 and $10 for students/seniors

In the Heights tells the story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. In the Heights won the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

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Due to adult language, content and themes, this production is not recommended for children under the age of 14.

Now Enrolling

Summer Arts Program: Create & Innovate 2017

summerprogram.jpgThe Summer Arts Program is two 2-week sessions of multidisciplinary arts workshops for students currently enrolled in 5th -12th grade with a desire to develop their skills in Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Musical Theater, Theater and Visual Arts!

Session 1: Monday July 10- Friday July 21, 2017
Session 2: Monday July 24-Friday August 4, 2017

Click Here for more information and to register.


The Theater of the Performing Arts

 The Theater of the Performing Arts houses a 600-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theater, a 120-seat flexible theater, classrooms and support spaces. Visit the Theater of Performing Arts Page for rental information, event calendar, ticket information and more.
Box Office: 860-757-6388 

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Please fill out a request form  and we will be happy to send one out to you. transcriptrequest02.jpg



2016 School of Excellence Winner!

The Arts Academy has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools! 



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