We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Italian home, PadovArts Center, a vibrant hub for artists from all over the world: for the performing arts, for creation of community and for the future. The engine of the Center is  PadovArts Academy – our new International School of Performing Arts that will open its doors in October 2021 

An evolution of The School for Theatre Creators, founded in Chicago in 2012, PadovArts Academy is a collaboration between The School and Barabao Teatro, a professional touring company based in Padova with 20 years of experience in creating, producing and performing original shows. 

As a result of this collaboration, the students will gain insight into the real day to day workings of a successful theater company. They will also benefit from the practical experience of  creating, producing and performing while led by the expertise that the company brings through their mentorship. This, in addition to our rigorous training program, will better prepare them for a full life in the arts.  

Please, enter the site to see our 2021/2022 Program, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Paola Coletto
Pedagogical Director