Teen Programs

The Teen Conservatory Program is based on the conviction that young actors, ages 14 to 18, can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults. The Faculty in this program is the same as, or comparable to, the Studio’s Conservatory or NYU Tisch Undergraduate Drama programs. Actors exercise all the aspects of craft required to achieve the highest professional standards: voice and speech, movement, improvisation, scene study, Shakespeare and acting technique.

As with all of the Studio’s programs, the Teen Conservatory is informed by the insight that growth as an actor and growth as a human begin are synonymous. Young people are therefore acquainted not only with core elements of actor training but with the artistic, cultural and humanistic values that support a life in the theater.

For information on our Teen Weekend Conservatory, Weekend Workshops, Summer Teen Conservatory and New Works Performance Intensive please contact us at 212-689-0087 or email christa@stellaadler.com

“Going through the Teen Conservatory specifically helped immensely with my transition in to the NYU Tisch Drama program because I became accustomed to nine-hour days, five days a week. The skills I developed within the Teen Conservatory program are invaluable. They continue to inform my acting and how I operate in my every day life.”
-Kataruna Zhu, NYU Tisch BFA Student


Teen Summer Conservatory

5 Weeks, $3250
Monday-Friday, 30 Hours a Week
July 9 – August 10, 2018
The Stella Adler Summer Teen Conservatory is a five week, thirty-hour-per-week intensive for 14-18 year olds held Monday through Friday; it is the most rigorous of its kind. This demanding program is based on the conviction that young actors can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults.

Summer New Works Performance Intensive

5 Weeks, $2995
Monday-Friday, 30 Hours a Week
July 9 – August 11, 2018
Students spend the 5 weeks of this performance-focused intensive immersed in a rigorous and challenging rehearsal process that culminates in public performances. This intensive includes working on original material written specifically for the teens by playwrights commissioned by the studio.

Musical Theatre Workshop for Teens

5 Weeks, $375
Fridays, July 13th – August 10th, 2018 from 3:30pm-6:30pm
The Musical Theatre Teen Workshop gives young actors a chance to explore Musical Theatre interpretation and performance as well as songs useful in auditions. Technical coaching such as appropriate songs to sing, breath support for both sound and interpretation, the arc of the song’s story, and how to act a musical scene are all integral to the program.

Teen Weekend Conservatory

8 WEEKS, $995
Saturdays, 10:00am-6:00pm
Spring Session: October 6 – December 1, 2018
(skips Thanksgiving Weekend)
In the fall and spring, the studio offers a conservatory program for teens on Saturdays. This all-day intensive is structured to suit both the emerging and professional young actor, and is designed to introduce the acting technique developed by Stella Adler.