Theatre Education

Born in 1985, Playhouse on the Square’s Theatre Education Program now serves close to 30,000 young people every year in Memphis, Shelby County and beyond. From preschoolers to young adults, they all are engaged and enlightened, either as audience members or as active participants.

Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory

Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory

Playhouse on the Square’s Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory is open to any student interested in theatre regardless of experience. All of the courses are taught by professional artists. Self-esteem is of primary importance to our program. Theatre is the perfect environment for a child to find his/her voice. Session sizes are limited to allow for maximum individual attention and development. More…

After School Acting Program (ASAP)

After School Acting Program

Founded in 1998, the After School Acting Program has grown to include sites throughout Memphis and the surrounding area. ASAP is recommended for children age 7-12. Classes meet for 1½ hours, twice a week for twelve weeks. Instruction in the elements of Acting, Improvisation, Movement, Music, and Design are taught through a Style of Theatre. More…

Teens in Theatre

Teens In Theatre (TNT)

Teens In Theatre provides a performance and learning venue for 12-17 year olds from around the MidSouth. Teens must audition to be in the troupe, which performs at various sites in the Fall and in the Spring. More…

Theatre School – Youth and Adult Classes

Theatre School

Theatre School provides classes in performance for children as well as adults.  Taught by local theatre professionals, our classes give students the opportunity to expand their performance skills in acting, music, and dance.  All sessions run for 9 weeks (8 weeks of classwork/rehearsal with a showcase performance on the 9th week).

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School Matinees and Touring Season

Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, and the Playhouse on the Square Touring Company would like to invite you and your students to experience professional live theatre this school year. From The Mountaintop to Charlotte’s Web to Annie to ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, there is something for all ages, and all forms of study. Since 1985, we have been providing opportunities for youth in the MidSouth to attend live professional theatre during school hours. More…

Varnell Library

The Jeanne & Henry Varnell Building houses our theatre arts library, which is open to the public. You may check out books, scripts, and other materials.

For more information on Theatre Education, call (901) 728-5631.