Performing Arts – Acting – Music – Dance

Do you dance in the privacy of your home or sing loudly in the shower? Does your little one invade your closet and dress up to stage her own performances? Is there a frustrated rocker in your house? There are great opportunities in New Canaan to feed the inner thespian/artist. Who knows? could be the next guest at the Actor’s Studio.


Performing Arts Conservatory 203-966-6177

The Conservatory is a teaching institution that offers a professional multi-disciplined performing arts program to New Canaan and surrounding communities. Our goal is to awaken, nurture and train each student’s creative potential and confidence by offering professional training, workshops and performance opportunities. The Conservatory will provide the techniques and skills needed to learn and grow in the field of the performing arts through Private and group classes in musical theater, acting, voice, theater dance (jazz & tap) fairy tale theater and audition prep.

The Studio 203-966-7056-

The Studio provides an artistic outlet for all ages. In a fun, encouraging and challenging environment, our instructors provide valuable information and insight into what is needed to succeed in the performing arts. We specialize in small, interactive classes to maximize the personal attention available to each participant. Instruction areas include musical theatre classesacting classesvoice classesdance classes, and private voice, piano, guitar, dance, and acting lessons in New Canaan, CT.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan 203.966.4634 –

Waveny Park plays host every summer to a summer-long program of outdoor theater and events presented by the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, Fairfield County’s acclaimed professional summer theater company. They provide local communities with a professionally produced theatre experience, providing exciting performances for multigenerational audiences as well as learning opportunities for many of the region’s talented performers and technicians who work along side professional performers and production staff. Performances are in a state-of-the-art open-air tent theater and feature four popular shows. Recent productions include the Tony award-winning Broadway musicals “Carousel” and “Legally Blonde” along with “The wizard of Oz” and “Charlotte’s Web” for young audiences. In addition to the main stage productions, special events are presented throughout the summer to complete a full festival season.

The Powerhouse Performing Arts Center (203) 966-7371

 Home to the Town Players of New Canaan. In the early 1980’s, the Town Players renovated the power plant and called it The Powerhouse. See The Town Players of New Canaan, below.

The Town Players of New Canaan 203.966.7084 –

Community theatre in New Canaan has an extensive history, with productions dating back as far as 1880. The Town Players of New Canaan have been performing for over 60+ years and was formed in 1946 with broad support in the town and with the financial backing of the Lion’s Club. For 38 years, auditions and most rehearsals were held at Town Hall, and performances were given in churches and schools all over town. In the early 1980s, the Town Players renovated the power plant in Waveny Park and called it The Powerhouse. With five shows a year this group of actresses and actors continue the tradition of community theatre and promote mentorship and instruction to aspiring thespians.

For over 33 years the Town Players of New Canaan has sponsored a full theatre program for young people at the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center in Waveny Park. Workshops include pantomime, improvisation, theatre games and scene work, with a staged performance for friends and family at the end of each session. All activities are on the stage of our 115-seat working theatre.

New Canaan School of Rock 203-594-7870

We believe the best way to learn music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.