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Whether you’re new to theatre or you’re about to go pro, the Walden Theatre Conservatory at Commonwealth Theatre Center gives you the skills and resources to attain your dreams. Enrolling in the Conservatory brings you challenging opportunities that include improv, scene work, movement, voice, stage combat, stage management, playwriting, directing, technical theatre work, and a cohort of similarly-motivated theatre artists.
Recent alumni have gone on to the top theatre programs in the nation, including Juilliard School, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre, Cornish, dePaul, Yale, and Northern Illinois. Those alumni include actors, stage managers, and lighting designers who have gained experience rivaled by few applicants. Plus, CTC has a strong reputation among theatre professionals nationwide who know firsthand the excellence our students bring to the craft.
You’re next. There’s no audition or experience required to enroll, and classes progress beginners or intermediate theatre artists of any age up to highly-qualified pre-professionals. Financial aid for qualifying enrollees means these world-class programs are within reach of young people from any financial situation—putting our students on a level with those who have attended $60,000+ per year arts boarding schools.
For class placement (ages 13-18) or questions about programs, please contact Artistic Director Charlie Sexton at 502.589.0084 ext. 301.