EASTCONN Where Learning Comes to Life

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EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school, housed in Willimantic’s historic Capitol Theater, enrolls students seeking intensive study in the performing arts. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Highly qualified teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences unlike any other public school in northeastern Connecticut.

EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school, housed in Willimantic’s historic Capitol Theater, enrolls students seeking intensive study in the performing arts. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Areas of artistic study include: Acting/Vocal Performance, Audio/Video Production, Creative Writing, Theater Production (set design, lighting design and costuming) and Dance. Highly qualified teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences unlike any other public school in northeastern Connecticut.

ACT Latest News and Events

Slots Remain for 2018-19 at ACT Magnet High School

EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school has a limited number of seats remaining for grade 9-12...

Summer Reading Lists

ACT's 2018 Summer Reading List is now available! Remember, students must read at least one novel from the list and...

ACT Students Produce Police Recruitment Video

At a film screening on Wed., June 13, 2018, EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater Community Video Production Class released...

Safe Driving Video Takes Humor Award in DMV Contest

ACT magnet high school students have placed among the top 6 finalists, and received an award for best use of...

ACT Students Travel to Spain

ACT students traveled to Spain over April break. The adventure began in Barcelona where students visited famous landmarks like Antoni...

Connecticut Writing Project Presents 29 Awards to ACT Students

UCONN’s 2018 Connecticut Writing Project (CWP) contest has awarded 19 students at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capital Theater (ACT) magnet...

ACT Student Places Top 5 in State Poetry Contest

A student at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school has placed among the top 5 in...

ACT Presents VIVID: Dancefest 2018 on April 6 & 7

EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school will present VIVID: DanceFest 2018 on April 6 and 7...

ACT Student Published in Rattle Magazine

A student enrolled in EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school has been published in Rattle Magazine’s...

17 ACT Writing Students Honored in Regional Contest

Seventeen students at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capital Theater (ACT) magnet high school have won 26 awards for their writing...

ACT Prospective Student Open House on February 10th

 ACT's Prospective Student Open House will take place on Saturday, February 10 2018 from 10am-12pm. There will be tours, food...

Student Dance Company Showcase at the Capitol Theater, Jan. 5 & 6

EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) will present VS., the 2018 student dance company showcase on Fri. and Sat...

EASTCONN Magnet High Schools Earn NEASC Accreditation

Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) and Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) have attained accreditation by the New England Association of...

ACT to Hold Open House for Prospective Students on Dec. 6

Willimantic, CT, Nov. 20, 2017 -- EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) arts magnet high school will hold an...

Kulos Named Finalist in United States Senate Youth Program

ACT senior Tayon Kulos from Norwich, an acting/performance major at ACT, was named one of 16 finalists in Connecticut for...

ACT Student Essay Recognized by National Technology Group

A student of EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Future...

Jesus Christ Superstar Musical at the Capitol Theater

The public is invited to a production of Jesus Christ Superstar at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT).

ACT Student Commended by National Merit Scholarship Program

A student at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school has been named a Commended Student in...

Bus Route Information *New Updates*

  STOPS AM PM Colchester Town Hall 7:20 4:45 Coventry- Nathan Hale Middle 7:30 4:55 Lebanon Commuter Lot 7:40 5:00 RHAM High School 8:15 5:15 Chaplin Fire House 7:50 4:45 Ashford Library 7:15 5:10 Mansfield Middle School 7:45 5:10 Willington - Hall Memorial School 7:50 5:10 Stafford Commuter...

Listen Now! ACT Interview on WILI Radio

Arts at the Capitol Theater Principal Sarah Mallory, Audio/Video teacher Dan Boisvert, and Senior ACT student Tayon Kulos are interviewed...

Arts at the Capitol Theater
896 Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226
860-465-5636