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Conservatory of Theatre Arts

Now Playing buttonThe Conservatory at Webster is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management. Located in St. Louis, the Conservatory has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century.

We select our students through auditions and theatre festivals nationwide. We also host auditions here on campus. All of our candidates for admission must complete the audition/portfolio review process to be considered.

One of the distinguishing elements of Webster's Conservatory is its integrated association with professional theatre companies, two of which are located on campus: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Webster also enjoys a one of a kind association with St. Louis professional theatre organizations including, The Muny, Variety Theatre, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, and Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre.

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Award-Winning Alumni

2017 Helpmann Award (Australia): Aladdin, Michael James Scott
2015 Emmy Award: SNL 40th Anniversary, Steven Pierce
2013 Tony Award: Kinky BootsJerry Mitchell
2011 Tony Award: Catch Me If You CanNorbert Leo Butz
2010 NAACP Award: NCIS, Rocky Carroll
2007, 2008, 2013 Emmy Award: EllenJay Heiserman
2006 Obie Award Special Citation: [title of show], Hunter Bell
2005 Tony Award: Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsNorbert Leo Butz
2005 Tony Award: La Cage aux FollesJerry Mitchell
1997 Emmy Award: FrasierMarsha Mason