Professional Partners | Webster University

Professional Partners

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts has four professional partners. We are the leader in developing productive professional partnerships that benefit our experiential programs. Each partner works with us in unique ways to provide exposure to professional quality, practices and individual opportunities for experience. These partner are all committed to the education and training of young artists.

On Campus At Webster

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Rep logoSince 1966, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has been the St. Louis region's premier live, professional theatre. Our innovative partnership inspired other theatres and programs to form similar relationships. With a mission that dedicates itself to excellence in producing an eclectic range of live theatre, The Rep is also committed to building and sustaining its vital connection with Webster University. Rep performers, designers, artisans, and administrators share performance and creative space with Conservatory from July through March. Students are assigned to Rep backstage crews, assist various artists, and on an individual production basis, audition for casting.

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Opera Theatre logoOpera Theatre of Saint Louis is one of the leading American opera companies, known for a spring festival of inventive new productions, sung in English, featuring world-renowned singers and accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis artists share performance and creative space with Conservatory students, in addition to providing master classes, internships, and employing students each season in multiple backstage roles.

In Partnership with Webster

The Muny

Muny Logo(Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis)
The Muny is the United States' oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre. Each summer, The Muny enriches lives by producing exceptional musical theatre accessible to all. Since 2012, Webster University and The Muny have shared a partnership that blends the renowned Muny theatre with Webster's nationally acclaimed Conservatory of Theatre Arts. This partnership has provided many year-round opportunities for Conservatory students, including master classes, internships, employment, and casting in the season.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

Shakespeare Festival logo

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis (SFSTL) presents Shakespeare and works inspired by Shakespeare in the Schools, in the Streets, and in the Park, in order to better the community, facilitate a diverse conversation, and encourage collaboration across disciplines. SFSTL believes that theatre is a powerful tool
and should be accessible to all. To that end, each spring SFSTL presents a free Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park, in addition to public performances for patrons and students. The partnership with Webster University supports opportunities for employment, internships, and casting.

Variety Children’s Theatre

Shakespeare Festival logo Our newest partner, Variety Children's Theatre Company of St. Louis collaborates with Conservatory faculty and students on large-scale musicals using AEA and non-union adults and children with differing abilities.