Virtual Next Generation School of Theatre



July 6-August 21, 2020

Rising grades 1-12. Financial Aid/Scholarships available to all.*


Hangar Families,
This Spring, we quickly put our heads together to offer Virtual Classes for all ages. It was wonderful watching young people and adults truly light up as they engage with each other in a creative and meaningful way. Making connections is what theatre has always done best; we need that sense of connection to thrive. But while we, like most theatre-makers, cherish the experience of creating together in a shared space, the health and safety of our community (and beyond) remains our highest priority.
We used what we learned through these classes by trial and feedback (below) to create a brand new virtual platform for the Next Generation School of Theatre. This will allow for creation, connection, skill-building and fun for young people and emerging artists, from the safety of home. With that in mind, we’re excited to offer our Virtual Next Gen lineup, as well as four free KIDDSTUFF productions on Saturday mornings throughout the summer!
Shirley Serotsky
Associate Artistic Director/Education Director

See full class descriptions and FAQs below.


REMAINING 2020 Virtual Next Gen Classes

Virtual Next Gen FAQs

What if I’ve already registered my young person for a Next Generation program?

Anyone who was already registered for a summer class has been sent an email communication from Hangar Education outlining your options. If you have any questions about that, please email


How did you determine the length of each program?

Sessions are built to allow for a variety of activities and ample breaks. We’ve found that a 10-minute break per hour is necessary and helpful (for teachers and students!). We’ve also learned to build in time for peer interaction and student check ins. 


What technology is required to participate in the online programs?

We’re conducting classes on Zoom and will sometimes utilize additional programs like Google drive. We will work through the technology at the start of each session, and do our best to handle any technical situations that arise.


What if I want my young person to enjoy the outdoors this summer? 

So do we! That’s why we’ve shifted to shorter, more focused sessions for online learning. When we can, we’ll include explorations that involve the outdoors–finding inspiration from nature. We believe wholeheartedly that outdoor activity is essential for the development of healthy and happy creative individuals.


Will my young person be able to make new friends through the online format?

So far–we’ve been thrilled to see friendships spark and grow through virtual programs. As with “in real life” class sessions, we are happy to help facilitate these connections in any way we can.


Are there any benefits to virtual learning?

Actually, yes! Because the online platform requires smaller classes and a more contained setting, we are finding that it allows for even more focused sessions, and helps our more introverted students feel comfortable, sooner.


What if my young person doesn’t take to virtual sessions?

We totally understand–it happens. Just let us know, and we’ll work out a plan.

For information about scholarships, financial aid, or other questions, contact



*We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many families, so Hangar is offering financial aid or scholarships up to full tuition to all. We also offer the chance to purchase a class for a student as a pay-it-forward initiative. For financial assistance, e-mail