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.

Tots@POTS (5-6 years of age) – $185

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.

  • TOTS 1  – June 18 through June 22,  2018  –  Morning session (8:30 am – 12:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse  
  • TOTS 2  – June 18 through June 22 , 2018  –  Afternoon session (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
  • TOTS 3  – July 9 through July 13, 2018  –  Morning session (8:30 am – 12:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse 
  • TOTS 4  – July 9 through July 18, 2018  –  Afternoon session (1:00 pm – 4:30 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse


Junior Conservatory (7-11 years of age) – $350

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 available 3pm-5pm for an additional fee.

  • JUNIOR 1 – June 4 through June 15, 2018 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at The Circuit Playhouse
  • JUNIOR 2 – June 18  through June 29, 2018 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) at Playhouse on the Square
  • JUNIOR 3 – July 23 through August 3, 2018 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)at The Circuit Playhouse


Senior Conservatory (12-17 years of age) – $550

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 9 through July 27, 2018  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) at Playhouse on the Square


Paper Forms can be requested by contacting:

Claire Rutkauskas – Director of Summer Conservatory

(901) 937-6477

Summer Conservatory Registration Form - 2018
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 Chart Number if possible
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