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Come and Experience Our Unique Community

ACT’s comprehensive, full-day arts magnet high school serves grades 9-12 and is housed in the historic, fully renovated Capitol Theater on Main Street in Willimantic. This small city is also home to Eastern Connecticut State University, as well as a vibrant downtown. ACT is located in northeastern Connecticut, about 35 minutes from Hartford.


Each day, ACT Students arrive from 28 towns and districts across eastern Connecticut to attend a daylong program that is steeped in the arts and supported by a demanding academic curriculum. ACT not only offers a supportive and safe school environment, but plentiful opportunities to get involved in the bustling community surrounding the school. ACT’s philosophical foundation is: Respect Yourself, Respect the Work and Respect the Community. This small, tightly-knit community provides students with a place to flourish and reach their true potential.


The Capitol Theater itself boasts three theaters, a set design and construction shop, audio/video editing suites, classrooms, dance studios, a costume shop, computer-aided drafting equipment, a café and an art gallery. Interested applicants may contact ACT Principal Sarah Mallory to schedule a "Shadow Day," during which students spend a day attending ACT classes with students. Reach Mrs. Mallory at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 860-465-5636 ex. 2040.


We are delighted to once again offer Shadow Days to prospective students. Schedule yours today!

Where to Park

Arts at the Capitol Theater is located in the heart of downtown Willimantic. There are public parking lots around the school as well as street parking on Main St. and Walnut St. Below is a map of the area.

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