Theatre Conservatory

30 hours per week. 8 intensive months.
1 innovative program.

The 8-month Arts Umbrella Theatre Conservatory is an intensive prep program for young actors aged 17-22 who want to deepen their acting skills before auditioning for professional theatre schools.

Pursuing an acting career soon after high-school is no small commitment. The Conservatory gives you a slice of Theatre School life while preparing you for success at the post-secondary level.

Apply for this program

Now accepting applications for Fall 2017. Submit a theatrical resume and a letter expressing interest to Program Coordinator Andy Toth: atoth@artsumbrella.com. Selected students will be invited for an audition/interview.

Advanced applicants may apply for a half-year program starting January 2017. Admission to the half-year program at the discretion of the Artistic Director, Theatre & Music.

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About the Theatre Conservatory
  • Develop your craft: Study advanced movement, voice, and acting techniques
  • Showcase your work: Regular performance opportunities plus a full-scale production with professional guest director
  • Intensive classes: One-on-one audition and vocal coaching
  • Be audition-ready: Develop audition pieces for schools, theatres, and casting sessions
  • Push boundaries: Discover the Sandbox – uncover new avenues in theatre from writing and dramaturgy to design and construction
  • Your next steps: Explore production management, varied theatre disciplines, and career development
About you
  • Recent high school graduate ready to take your theatre studies to a new level
  • Need to gain an edge in competitive programs by developing skills, confidence, and experience
  • Ready to be seen as the skilled artist you are becoming
Still in high school?

Current high school students looking for an alternative to traditional Grade 11/12 theatre classes may be eligible to apply for SPARTS program at Magee Secondary School or online learning credits. For more details, contact Program Coordinator Andy Toth: atoth@artsumbrella.com

[The Conservatory] will give talented teens a taste of the rigorous demands of professional training.

—Jane Heyman, retired Associate Director, Studio 58

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