The Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts has six 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. Our partners are all committed to the education and training of young artists.
On the Campus of Webster University
Both have productions at the the Loretto-Hilton Center.
Repertory Theatre St. Louis
Since 1966, Repertory Theatre 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 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 University
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 Sargent 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.
St. Louis Shakespeare Festival
St. Louis Shakespeare Festival fosters community and joy across the St. Louis region through the Shakespearean tradition of art for all. Its programming includes Shakespeare in the Park, an annual production in Forest Park and one of the most anticipated events of the St. Louis summer season; Shakespeare in the Streets, a grassroots theatrical experience that invites St. Louis neighborhoods to tell their stories; and TourCo, a stripped-down, actor-centric production that brings Shakespeare’s iconic texts to schools, parks, libraries, civic centers and wherever people gather to learn, experience, and be inspired together. The partnership with Webster University supports opportunities for employment, internships and casting.
Variety Theatre Company of St. Louis
Variety 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.
Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
Our newest partner, the Lyceum Theatre is one of Missouri’s oldest professional regional theatres. Located in the unique Village of Arrow Rock, Missouri, The Lyceum is housed in a beautiful, intimate 416 seat theatre where Lyceum audiences truly are a part of the action. Each year, more than 33,000 patrons enjoy Broadway-caliber productions created by professional theatre artists carefully chosen from around the country.
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Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts Highlights
In the News - Commencement, Schuster, Cummings, Flewellen, Kwon, Hayes, Rossi and Risik
June 7, 2023
Webster University Dance Ensemble 2023 Spring Concert April 28-30
April 21, 2023
Webster University Students Win St. Louis Chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters Drama Competition
April 11, 2023