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 their voice. Session sizes are limited to allow for maximum individual attention and development.

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a space. Payment in full includes the amount of the deposit. Payment also includes a T-shirt and a recorded copy of the performance.

Tots@POTS (5-6 years of age) – $200

A one week program with daily instructional core classes designed to develop children’s creativity through Acting, Music and Movement exercises in a controlled, focused setting. Students will also explore a popular piece of children’s literature through dramatization, dance, and song. Each session culminates in a short performance on the final day.

  • TOTS 1  – July 8 through July 12,  2019  –  Morning session (8:30 am – 12:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse  
  • TOTS 2  – July 8 through July 12 , 2019  –  Afternoon session (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
  • TOTS 3  – July 15 through July 19, 2019  –  Morning session (8:30 am – 12:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse 
  • TOTS 4  – July 15 through July 19, 2019  –  Afternoon session (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse

Junior Conservatory (7-11 years of age) – $400

A two week program with daily instructional core classes in Theatre Dynamics, Voice, and Stage Movement. The program focuses on creative acting skills and reinforces the discipline of body, voice and imagination. Students will engage in activities including movement, improvisation, monologue and ensemble work. An introduction on the proper way to audition is an element of the classes. Additionally, the students create pieces which are presented in a performance on the last day of the session. After Care is available from 3pm-5pm for an additional fee of $120 or a daily use fee of $15 per day.

  • JUNIOR 1 – June 3 through June 14, 2019 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
  • JUNIOR 2 – June 17  through June 28, 2019 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
  • JUNIOR 3 – July 22 through August 2, 2019 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)at The Circuit Playhouse

Senior Conservatory (12-17 years of age) – $600

A three week program with daily instructional core classes in Acting, Music, and Dance. Acting instruction includes a focus on both monologue and ensemble work. Music will give instruction in diction, breathing, sight-reading, and solo and group singing techniques. Dance instruction will introduce students to ballet, tap, jazz, and modern styles. Classes will provide the basic tools needed to feel confident in performing in public. One or more theatre specialty classes will also be taught. The session culminates in performance on the last day.

  • Senior Session – July 8 through July 26, 2019  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) at Playhouse on the Square

Paper Forms can be requested by contacting:

Claire Rutkauskas – Director of Summer Conservatory


Summer Conservatory Registration Form - 2019
If the student uses a nickname, please put it in parentheses at the end. Ex. Jonathan James Doe (John)
Please include Street Number, City, State and ZIP Code
Please use the number that has the best chance of reaching you
Please include Name, Relation to Child and Best Phone Number
Please include Name, Relation to Child and Best Phone Number
Please include Name, Phone Number and Address
You may also choose to utilize Aftercare on a daily 'as needed' basis for $15 a day; payment for that can happen the day of.
PLEASE NOTE: to qualify for the Early Bird discount, the balance of your tuition must be paid in full by May 1st.
This tax-deductible donation will help the Theatre Education Department of Playhouse on the Square continue to provide outstanding learning opportunities to the children and adults of the Mid-South area through our Summer conservatories, seasonal theatre schools, After School Acting Programs, Teens N Theatre Company and many more programs and productions throughout the year.
A non-refundable deposit of $50 ($30 for TOTS) will reserve your space. Full payment must be received prior to the first class day of each session in order for the student to attend. Refunds, minus the $50 initial processing deposit, will be given prior to the second day of attendance only. There will be a $20 fee for all returned checks.
A $50 down payment is required to hold your child's place in Conservatory. Checks should be sent to: Summer Theatre Conservatory ATTN: Summer Conservatory 66 South Cooper Memphis, TN 38104 OR delivered to the Box Office in an envelope labeled: 'ATTN: Summer Conservatory.' Please Note that your payment will NOT be processed automatically and it may take 5-7 business days for the transaction to appear in your account.