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
Since 1966, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has been the St. Louis region’s premier
live, professional theatre. Our partnership was innovative. 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
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Opera 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 the
finest American 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 Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis is America’s 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
Our newest partner, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis 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.