Performing Arts Academy | Algonquin Arts Theatre
Algonquin Arts

Performing Arts Academy

Our Philosophy
Theatre is fun! It also builds social and interpersonal skills that can be used for a lifetime. The classes, all based on a foundation of acting and improvisation, are designed to help students build the skills needed to succeed on the stage and beyond.

We generally offer programming all year long:

  1. Summer Camps: one or two week classes offered in morning, afternoon or full day sessions.
  2. Fall Semester: After school programs, typically between 4 pm and 7 pm
  3. Spring Semester: After school programs, typically between 4 pm and 7 pm
  4. Workshops & Intensives: Classes & workshops outside of the semester calendar.

Financial Aid
Our goal is for our classes to be accessible to any interested student. Please contact us about need-based aid including discounts and payment plans.


Ages: Classes levels are determined by the school grade in which the student is enrolled in as of Fall of 2023. No experience necessary.

Final Showcase: Each class will host a showcase on the final day of class. Especially for our younger students, these exhibitions won't be complete or polished theatrical performance, but will be a showcase of the activities from the classroom. Our classroom focus will be outside of memorization and the rehearsal process and instead will focus on skill development.

Parent Pack
Complete policies are available in our Parent Pack, available to be downloaded as a PDF.

Multiple Enrollment Discount: Families purchasing more than 1 tuition (multiple students and/or multiple sessions) will receive a 10% discount. This offer applies when purchasing an AM & PM session in the same transaction to make a full day. Note: Discount is not available for Algonquin Theatre Camp held at the Manasquan Recreation Annex.

Waiting List: If a class that you wish to enroll in is full, please call 732-528-9224 or email [email protected] to be added to our waiting list. Tracking this demand will help us expand programming. We will use this list to contact you if 1) Space opens in your desired session 2) We create an additional session to increase our capacity.

Financial Assistant: Please contact Julie 732-528-9224 or [email protected] for information on payment plans and/or discounts based on financial need.

General Policies
No refunds after the first day of class. Classes are subject to minimum enrollment. In the rare case that a class is canceled, we will contact families at least 72 hours before the first class date and issue a refund immediately.

Questions? Need help picking a class? Contact Julie Nagy at 732-528-9224 or [email protected].