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African American Children’s Theatre

The African American Children’s Theatre (AACT) is entering into its 25th year of providing excellent programming to youth in the inner city of Milwaukee. AACT provides a safe and constructive environment to children who otherwise would not get the opportunity to engage in such a creative and productive experience. Please remember AACT with your financial gifts this holiday season. It is our friends and community members who help us stay vibrant, and make performing and visual arts available to all children.

Or mail your check contribution to:
325 West Walnut Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

We are excited about our 2013 – 2014 season. AACT expanded to offer programming to a total of four Milwaukee-based schools. Students from three Milwaukee Public Schools come to the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Carver Academy and Lafollette School. In addition, staff will travel to Lloyd Barbee Montessori and provide a Be Art Smart! program to students there in 2014.

AACT’s theatre arts program gives youth skills that are very helpful in everyday life and for their education: presentation skills, working within a group, speaking in front of an audience, and problem solving. The AACT was founded in 1989 after the tragic deaths of two young men as a way to provide more safe and constructive activities for youth, and is still going strong after many years.

We thank you for your past support and financial gifts. It makes such a difference to what we can provide to these youth.

Please join us for our spring showcase on May 8th & 9th, 2014, “Unsung Heroes of Milwaukee”. Please call 414-461-5771 or email me if you have additional questions or would like to arrange a time to visit.

We wish you a Happy Holiday season and prosperous and Happy New Year!
Constance Clark
Artistic/ Executive Director

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To enroll your child send email to or call 414-461-5771

SNOW EMERGENCY INFORMATION: AACT follows the same snow closing policy as Milwaukee Public Schools. When MPS is closed, AACT will cancel classes.


The mission of the African American Childrens Theatre (AACT) is to provide all children of the metro Milwaukee area with opportunities to express their creativity, to nurture their individuality, and to guide them in learning and acquiring leadership and performance skills while producing quality art.