Wire Mill Academy (203-544-9494/wiremillacademy.com) opened last fall in the historical G&B School, now the Gilbert & Bennett Cultural Arts Center at 49 New Street in Georgetown.

The academy’s “theatre arts for young people” programs are taught by experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in performance and teaching. The staff’s mission is to have students “leave a class, workshop or lesson, feeling like they have discovered the power of creative expression, taken risks in order to learn something important, and developed their potential as individuals as well as performers; we want them to ask questions and think about themselves and the world in new ways. Most of all, we want our students to enjoy the process every step of the way.”