Conservatory: Facilities


The Conservatory has three performance spaces, the Browning Theatre, the Emerson Studio and Stage Three. Webster shares the Browning Theatre and the Emerson Studio with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis throughout the year.

Photo of Lady Winderemere's Fan
The Browning Theatre seats 952 and was inspired in part by the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis.

Photo of stage three
Stage Three is Webster's small proscenium theatre and seats about 125.

Photo of studio theatre
Emerson Studio Theatre is Webster's flexible black-box space seating 125.


Photo of design studio
The Conservatory has classrooms in the Loretto-Hilton Center as well as in Webster University's Old Orchard facility. In the Loretto-Hilton Center there are two scene shops, a paint annex, costume shop, and props shop. Design studios (pictured) are also in the LHC.

Photo of Dance Studio
Dance classes take place in the two dance studios in LHC and acting and directing classes are held in the Old Orchard spaces or in Stage Three.