Young Artists Conservatory

The greatest way to unlock and activate the wisdom of childhood is through play. And play most naturally and organically builds the muscles best suited for spiritual health and mature interactivity and engagement with the world. Theater at its core has been described as organized play, utilizing at one and the same time form and freedom, discipline and improvisation. With this in mind and heart the Stella Adler Studio of Acting is excited once again to open its doors to young people ages 11-13.

For information on our Young Artists Conservatory, please contact us at 212-689-0087 or email Christa Kimlicko Jones at

The Young Artists Conservatory (In-Person, NYC)

6 WEEKS,  $475
Saturdays, 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Spring 2024: February 17-March 30 (skips March 23)

In the fall and spring, the studio offers a conservatory program for young artists (ages 11-13) on Saturdays at the studio. This intensive is structured to suit both the emerging and professional young actor, and is designed to introduce the acting technique developed by Stella Adler. Actors will develop a foundation from which to build themselves as actors as well as human beings.

Topics include: Acting Technique, Improvisation, Scene Study, Voice and Movement. The conservatory is designed to be ongoing and repeated if desired.

The Young Artists Workshop (Online)

6 Weeks | Sundays | Tuition: $225
Winter: February 11-March 17 | 2:30-4:30 PM (ET)
Spring: May 12-June 23 | 2:30-4:30 PM (ET)

This on-going six week course explores the language and principles of the Stella Adler Studio’s approach to acting rooted in the power of the imagination and designed for the serious young actor ages 11-13. Each six week session will cover various topics in the studio’s conservatory curriculum and is designed to be taken repeatedly. Actors will develop a foundation from which to build themselves as actors as well as human beings.

Topics for the Sessions: Fall (Acting Technique & Scene Study) | Winter (Acting Technique & Improv) | Spring (Acting Technique & Voice/Movement)

These courses are only eligible for students ages 11–13 by the start of the first class. Any student under the age of 11 will not be admitted into the class. New applicants should first submit an application here. Once we receive your application we will contact you to schedule entrance interview appointment with the parent/guardian and student.
Young Artists Application Form