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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. 

 Saturday Arts Program

We are now taking applications for our Saturday Arts Program, running March 4 until April 29. Deadline to register is February 24.


Opening March 10th


Journey to the West

By Mary Zimmerman    
Directed by Rachel Sinay
March 10, 11, 17 & 18, 7:30 p.m. Black Box Theater, $10 Adult, $5 Student/Senior

The story is taken from one of the great Chinese classical novels from the sixteenth century. It tells the rambling story of an unlikely foursome an insatiable pig, a ferocious river monster, and a very energetic if naughty monkey and a monk on his quest to Central Asia and India to obtain certain sacred texts. Zimmerman combines folklore, mythology and physical comedy mixed with an adventure story of suffering and redemption.

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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 

Requesting a transcript?

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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How to apply
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