Teen Programs

The Teen Conservatory Program is based on the conviction that young actors, ages 14 to 18, can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults. The Faculty in this program is the same as, or comparable to, the Studio’s Conservatory or NYU Tisch Undergraduate Drama programs. Actors exercise all the aspects of craft required to achieve the highest professional standards: voice and speech, movement, improvisation, scene study, Shakespeare and acting technique.

As with all of the Studio’s programs, the Teen Conservatory is informed by the insight that growth as an actor and growth as a human begin are synonymous. Young people are therefore acquainted not only with core elements of actor training but with the artistic, cultural and humanistic values that support a life in the theater.

For information on our Teen Weekend Conservatory, Weekend Workshops, Summer Teen Conservatory and New Works Performance Intensive please contact us at 212-689-0087 or email christa@stellaadler.com

“Going through the Teen Conservatory specifically helped immensely with my transition in to the NYU Tisch Drama program because I became accustomed to nine-hour days, five days a week. The skills I developed within the Teen Conservatory program are invaluable. They continue to inform my acting and how I operate in my every day life.”
-Kataruna Zhu, NYU Tisch BFA Graduate

Teen Summer Conservatory (NYC)

5 Weeks, $3250
Monday-Friday, 30 Hours a Week
July 10 – August 11, 2023

The Stella Adler Summer Teen Conservatory is a five week, thirty-hour-per-week intensive for 14-18 year olds held Monday through Friday at the studio; it is the most rigorous of its kind. This demanding program is based on the conviction that young actors can be trained with the same rigor and discipline as adults.

Summer New Works Performance Intensive (NYC)

5 Weeks, $2995
Monday-Friday, 30 Hours a Week
July 10 – August 12, 2023

Students spend the 5 weeks of this performance-focused intensive immersed in a rigorous and challenging rehearsal process that culminates in public performances. This intensive includes working on original material written specifically for the teens by playwrights commissioned by the studio.


Musical Theater Workshop for Teens (NYC)

5 Weeks, $375
July 14 – August 11, 2023
The Musical Theatre Teen Workshop gives young actors a chance to explore Musical Theatre interpretation and performance as well as songs useful in auditions. Technical coaching such as appropriate songs to sing, breath support for both sound and interpretation, the arc of the song’s story, and how to act a musical scene are all integral to the program.

Teen Weekend Workshops (Online)

6 WEEKS on Saturdays
Various times and dates.
Late Spring 2023: Starts May 2023
Throughout the year, the studio offers a variety of topic focused workshops online for teens on the weekends. Workshops might include: Acting Technique 1, Acting Technique 2, College Audition Prep, On Camera Technique, Scene Study, etc.

Teen Weekend Conservatory (NYC)

8 WEEKS,  $1,100
Saturdays, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Fall 2022: October 1 – November 19th
Spring 2023: February 11 – April 8 (skips March 18)
In the fall and spring, the studio offers a conservatory program for teens on Saturdays at the studio. This intensive is structured to suit both the emerging and professional young actor, and is designed to introduce the acting technique developed by Stella Adler.