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Inspire, challenge, engage through the arts.

Our Vision:
We envision a vibrant and diverse community where EVERY person is empowered and inspired through self-expression to embrace Arts Education and life long appreciation of the Performing Arts.

Our Mission:
To engage, motivate and energize by creating opportunities that build confidence, instill passion and transform lives.

Palace ArtsCrew

ArtsCrew members serve as interns while accruing community service hours and National Honor Society hours all while gaining valuable insight into the behind-the-scenes of a performing arts center. Students will be exposed to the inner workings of the departments that make up the core of a performing arts center; Marketing, Development, Finance, Education, Box Office and Production.

To apply to be an ArtsCrew member contact the Education Department at 203.517.3431 or cbryan@palacestamford.org. To be eligible you must be a High School senior.



Register for all classes at The Youth Services Desk at The Ferguson Library

Drum Circle with teaching artist Valeria Cossu
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:30-11:15am Grades 2-3    
11:30-12:15pm Grades 4-5

The workshops will explore drumming on buckets with drum sticks, clapping rhythms, sounds of the street drumming and body percussion. No prior experience necessary.

Hip-Hop with teaching artist Dina Giordano
Saturday, October 19, 2019
10:30-11:15am Grades 2-3  
11:30-12:15pm Grades 4-5

The 45 minute class will combine the fun and funky nature of hip-hop with the structured format of a traditional dance class. The class will begin with a complete warm-up and conclude with a short choreographed routine that the dancers can take home and share with their families! No prior hip-hop experience necessary.

Circus Arts with teaching artists Liz Bolik and Therese Schorn
Saturday, November 16, 2019   1 Session Only    Grades 3-5

Teaching artists from The Big Apple Circus will delight your children with circus arts skills: feather balancing, rope twirling, ribbon dancing, juggling, mime, clowning, slapstick comedy and more! No prior circus skills necessary.


Triple Threat Performer Intensive

2 Weeks: July 6 – July 17, 2020 | 9:30am-3:30pm | Cost $800 | Ages: 10-16

Registration and Permission Form
Registration Begins on January 5th, 2020

Under the inspiring Direction of Luis Salgado (Broadway Assistant Choreographer of the Tony-winning “In the Heights” and choreographer for Nickelodeon),  students will immerse themselves in the exciting process of Acting, Singing and Dancing -- with a focus in the making of Art with A Purpose. This highly unique training is expertly designed to encompass the diverse components of Musical theatre. 
Classes will be personally led by Luis Salgado and a select group of experienced New York artists from his renowned company, Salgado Productions, to provide students with the well-rounded training they require.

Students will fully engage in master classes exploring the disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing (Musical Theater, Dance, Body Percussion, Hip-Hop, Latin Fusion, Drumming and more). 

At the end of each transformative week, students will have a deeper understanding of how to successfully integrate song, dance, and character interpretation within a musical theatre piece, using all tools to support their journey as an actor to communicate their character’s central truth. 


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Save the Dates!!
Give your students the gift of live theatre! Join us as we present 2 educational, engaging shows:

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 10-11am
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
features a menagerie of 75 charming puppets, faithfully adapting four Eric Carle stories, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Recc. Grades K-2

Thursday, December 5th, 2019 10-11am
The Science of Magic will use science to create the impossible! Bill Blagg’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Recc. Grades 2-5

School Group Rates
$10/ticket for children/teachers/chaperones. Title One schools pay $8/ticket for children/teachers/chaperones. (No additional fees will be added).
All tickets will be mailed to you upon receipt of your order form and full payment. All seats are General Admission. Full payment must be received no later than 30 days prior to the show date.



The 2020 Ernie DiMattia
Emerging Young Artist Awards

  for the writing of an original 15 minute one-act play.

Download the 2020 forms here:
Letters to Principals and Teachers

Guest Director for staged play reading of the 3 winning plays
Luis Salgado, well-known performer, director, choreographer and producer whose 20 year career spans Broadway, film, television, and stages around the world. Broadway credits include In The Heights, Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Rocky and On Your Feet and most recently director and choreographer for the production of “In The Heights” in The Axelrod Theater in Asbury Park and an all Spanish production at The Gala Theater in Washington DC.  
Congratulations to our 2019 winners
Three Top Winners: Emilia Getzinger, Alexandra Levins, Grace O’Rourke
Three Runners Up: Cassie Lang, Charlotte Marvin, Mya Turner
Congratulations to all our winners!
2010 - 2018
Andrew Casturo-Burnette, Kristina Dignelli and William Donovan, Playwriting 
2017 Olivia Falkenrath, Quinn Murphy, and Ryan Polistena, Playwriting
2016 Ariel Abergel, Isabelle Pierce, Michael Busani, Yona Dervishi, Playwriting
2015 Stephanie Walsh, Playwriting
2014 Anna Black, Original Composition
2013 Elizabeth D'Aiuto, Vocalist
2012 EJ Couloucoundis, Vocalist
2011 Danny Pravder, Jazz Pianist
2010 Anna Leunis, Violinist


Young Playwrights Festival - "Script to Stage"
Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 2020
Fridays, 4pm-6:30pm
To Register contact the Education Dep’t.
cbryan@palacestamford.org or 203.517.3431

Download Registration/Permission Letter HERE
An ensemble of fifteen local students from Stamford who are grades 7-9 work together with a NYC - based teaching artist to write an original one-act play over a 8-week period.  While working at the theatre, students learn how to collaboratively brainstorm, write and revise their work.  Every word is written by the ensemble - from the title to the last period.

The program exposes students to the pillars of dramatic writing.  Each class includes exercises in ensemble building, trust, focus and projection while increasing the students' confidence, particularly while speaking in front of a group.

The program ends in a presentation of the work they have created for parents, friends and family.

There are non-acting roles and for those who wish to work behind the scenes as an assistant director or stage manager or helping to run the light and sound board.

Maria McConville Pizzarello - Teaching Artist
Maria McConville Pizzarello has been a NYC Public School teaching artist since 2005. She has worked with the Theatre Development Fund, LeAP! Onstage, and Theatre for a New Audience to name a few. Maria attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts for Drama in NY and in 2004 she graduated with a degree in performance from Fordham University at Lincoln Center. As an actress Maria was last seen in Ridgefield, CT in Thrown Stone's production of “CRY IT OUT”. As a playwright, her works have been published with Playscripts and Stage Partners. Currently, Maria teaches with Open Arts Alliance and the Darien Arts Center in CT.

This program is free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of Pitney Bowes:


“A Sense of Direction”…
The Directing Process for Young Theatre Makers

Grades: 9-12
     March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 18, 202
Saturdays, 10am – 2pm
To Register contact the Education Dept.
cbryan@palacestamford.org or 203.517.3431

   Download the Registration/Permission Letter HERE

A five-week intensive directing workshop that will take students through the entire
directing process, including script analysis, articulating a director’s concept, casting,
collaborative rehearsal techniques, and performance, on a contemporary short play or
scene. Focus will be on understanding the practical considerations of directing,
leadership skills, and connecting with one’s individual artistry.

LEAH REDDY – Teaching Artist
Leah Reddy is an NYC-based director, dramaturg, and producer. Leah is a Master Teaching Artist with Roundabout Theatre Company, where she co-edits the Upstage Playgoers’ Guide, a video producer, and a mentor with the Arthur Miller Foundation. www.leahreddy.com.

This program is Free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of Pitney Bowes:


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