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DancersSince 1985, The CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts has been providing high quality professional training in the arts to high school students in and around the Hartford Area. We are proud to have been a recipient of many awards over the years that recognize us for our excellence.

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GHAA Chorale RehearsalThere are big changes coming to the Arts Academy in the 2019-2020 school year. Click below to learn more about the programs, our information sessions, and how to apply.

Prospective Students     

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Presents
A Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors Directed By Mike Nowicki
November 9, 10, 16, 17
Black Box Theater
$10 Adult, $5 Student/Senior

The Comedy of Errors is one of the oldest and perhaps funniest of Shakespeare’s plays. Two pairs of identical twins, tragically separated from each other 20 years earlier, arrive in the same city on the same day. A series of errors, mistakes, and miscommunications occur, leading to twists, turns and hilarious hijinks along the way to a long-awaited reunion.

Buy Tickets    18-19 season

The Theater of the Performing Arts

theater interior The Theater of the Performing Arts houses a 600-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theater, a 120-seat flexible theater, classrooms and support spaces.

Visit the Theater of the performing Arts Page for performance and event calendar, ticket information, rental information, and more.

Box Office: 860-757-6388 


Transcript Requests, Community Service Forms, Important Dates For Seniors

Writing studentDo you need a copy of your transcript? Fill out the Transcript Request Form Below and we will be happy to send one out to you.

If you need a Community Service Form, please download from the link below and return it to the Student Activities Office.

Are you a senior looking for SAT, College Visit, or financial aid information? Follow the link below.

Transcript Request   Community Service   Info for Seniors

Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association (PFAA)

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Parents and alumni may participate in a very active Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association.  PFAA members work together to enhance the visibility of the Arts Academy and to plan special events that generate revenue for the school, and to support the efforts of parents of artistically gifted students. Learn more at the link below.


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Recent News

Open Studio
Academy Featured In Community Exhibition
A citywide exhibition featuring local artists has once again come upon Hartford. For two weekends every year, Open Studio Hartford features work from a community of artists in and around the city. For several years, the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High School has taken part by showcasing artwork from both students and faculty. Several students from the Academy, ranging from various high school grade levels, each contributed personal work of theirs
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Black Violin
Orchestral Students Perform With National Act
A well-known hip hop duo brought in some young local talent. Black Violin, is a hip hop group from Florida that consists of two classically trained musicians Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil B (viola). On Wednesday, October 24, a group of string students from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
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Choreographers' Showcase
Meet The Student Dancers -Hartford Courant Story
At a rehearsal for the upcoming 2018 Choreographers’ Showcase at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts on Vernon Street, this dance — choreographed by Susannah Marchese — doesn’t yet have a name. But all eight dancers know it by heart. It is their first performance of it onstage after working for weeks in classrooms and rehearsal studios or practicing to videos at home
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