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Academy of Theatre Arts

4231 Transit Road
Williamsville , NY , 14221
Phone: (716) 810-0551
42° 57' 51.6816" N, 78° 41' 46.0212" W
Contact name: 
Lauren Baker
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Academy of Theatre Arts and the ATA Theatre is the only FULL TIME YEAR ROUND theatre venue in Western New York created and designed solely for the development and training of children and young adults in the genres of acting, vocal performance and musical theatre dance. Dedicated to enriching young lives dramatically, ATA provides an extensive year-long program for anyone between the ages of 5 and 18 who has an interest and passion for theatre arts.

Academy of Theatre Arts offer classes for students ranging in ages 3 through 18 years old. Each January and May, the students of ATA perform a major school showcase, which gives them the opportunity to shine on our ATA Theatre stage. Unlike other venues, where students must wait an entire year for a quick 2 minute routine in a two to three hour recital, ATA creates entertaining, professional shows consisting of smaller student casts and providing you and your child with more stage time during a much shorter show. Our first showcase performed towards the end of January is a full-scale performance that allows performers and audiences to see what is being taught and created at ATA. This showcase is always theme-oriented and not only gives our students the opportunity of performing, but also deals with a theme in which they are also learning about historical events and pop culture.

The May showcase once again pulls out all the stops to provide students and audiences with a full-scale professional venue and always focuses on scenes and musical numbers from the best of Broadway shows both past and present. During our training for the material of the shows, our staff takes the time to discuss with our students the background of what is being performed on stage, ranging from technical knowledge to educational elements as well.

*If you are interested in our audition only middle school & high school companies please visit our “Academy Performance Group” page or “Academy Encore Ensemble” page.

Arts: Performance, Dance, Drama, Music, Voice / Chorus, Participatory (e.g., music jam sessions, dancing, theater), Exercise & Health