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Bringing excellent theatre education to the students of Hamden Public Schools!

About theatre in Hamden....Our theatre department has been well known throughout the state and region for many years.  Beginning with great teachers and directors like Joseph Juliano and Julian Schlusberg, the department has always worked to provide students the opportunity to explore the worlds of acting and technical theatre, through classes and after-school productions.  The theatre department believes that educational theatre should be a training ground for students.  A focus on creativity, communication, empathy, safety and professionalism helps prepare students for things to come later in life, whether in theatre or other careers.  The Hamden High Mainstage Ensemble and Hamden Middle School Center Stage provide students the opportunity to put their learning into practice with a play and musical each year. 
Hamlet and Ophelia


Congratulations to Hamden Mainstage Ensemble for their debut performance of the spring play, "The Way They Go", written by HHS Senior Emily Finch, directed by HHS Seniors Emily Finch, Julia Nawrocki and Erika Szczech, with original music by Emily Finch, Charlotte James & Maxwell Jackson! Our students are incredible and the show was stunning.

HMS Musical: Annie Jr

Annie Jr

Congratulations to all of the students and staff on a fantastic performance! Everyone did an amazing job and it was wonderful to see the stage come alive again!

Into the Woods Jr

Congratulations to the HHS Mainstage Ensemble on their wonderful spring musical, Into the Woods Jr! Everyone did a fantastic job. Special thank you to Mrs. Merrill, Mr. Balint, and all of the other teachers and staff who worked tirelessly to put together the show!


Congratulations to the HHS Mainstage Ensemble on the amazing fall production of "Our Town", and thank you to everyone in the community for your support! 

As we were not able to perform our spring musical in person in 2020 after preparing it fully, we lost a great deal of our savings. If you would like to give a donation to help us to restore our ability to produce full scale productions, please do so by clicking this link:


Past Theatre Productions