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Welcome to the Henry Fonda Theatre Academy, the educational wing of the Omaha Community Playhouse. Here at HFTA, our mission is to cultivate creativity and personal growth through theatre education and performance by offering theatrical opportunities for every age & experience level.

The Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to providing a full range of educational and outreach opportunities to expose more of our community to the arts, foster creativity & personal growth, and develop theatre artists & technicians of all ages.

  • OCP’s Henry Fonda Theatre Academy (HFTA) offers on-site classes, workshops, and camps year-round for youth and adults of all skill levels. CLASSES FOR YOUTH | CLASSES FOR ADULTS 
  • Off-site HFTA programming is offered in schools, after-school programs, and through community partnerships with organizations like the Ronald McDonald House, Down Syndrome Alliance Midwest, Completely Kids, Omaha Mobile Stage, & Partners for Livable Omaha
  • OCP’s Theatre Technology Apprenticeship Program (TTAP) provides hands-on training in backstage, technical aspects of theatre in partnership with Metro Community College
  • The OCP Directing Fellowship aims to develop early-to-mid-career directors while expanding Omaha’s director pool
  • OCP’s Corporate Improv Program offers professional development opportunities to Omaha’s businesses & corporations highlighting public speaking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • OCP’s Immersive Theatre Program partners with local schools bringing students right into the action of a show in our season
  • OCP offers a variety of community engagement opportunities that explore the themes surrounding our season productions, including post-show talkbacks, panel discussions, collaborations with corporate and nonprofit community partners, and more
  • In the effort to make theatre education & experiences accessible to all, OCP offers SCHOLARSHIPS for students interested in classes, workshops, and camps

Interested in any of our programs? Email our Director of Education for more information and assistance |