American Conservatory Theater

The A.C.T. Young Conservatory

The Young Conservatory at A.C.T. is an internationally recognized professional theater training program for young people between the ages of 8 and 19. Young actors from throughout the Bay Area (and often other states) come to the Young Conservatory to develop their creative talent and to grow as young artists.
We offer dynamic courses throughout the year for both beginners exploring acting for the first time as well as young actors with previous experience. Classes are designed to develop imagination, concentration, character, professionalism, and technique, and to strengthen the student’s command ...

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19 Sessions

Musical Theater Workshop
For ages 6-8 yrs

This class introduces students to vocal production and rhythm, and focuses on song interpretation, phrasing, and using the whole body as an instrument while performing. The session culminates in a ... Read More

Sat -
10am - 12pm
American Conservatory Theater
$385 - Grades 6–8
On-Camera Acting - Grades 9–12
For ages 6-18 yrs

Want to know the difference between acting on the stage and acting on-camera? Through simple scenes and exercises, students will explore the fundamentals of good acting, learn practicable on-camera... Read More

Sat -
10am - 12:30pm
American Conservatory Theater
$415 - Grades 6–8
Acting Funny: Physical Comedy
For ages 9-18 yrs

What does it mean to be funny? We’ve rolled all of the gems of the comedic actor’s toolkit—improvisation, clowning, mime, commedia dell’arte, mask work, and physical character—into one sidesplittin... Read More

Sat -
10am - 12pm
American Conservatory Theater
$335 - Grades 6–8
Junior Advanced Acting Workshop
For ages 9-11 yrs

These courses are designed to give young actors the tools to create believable and vibrant characters. Covering the basic principles of acting techniques—including objective/obstacle, given circums... Read More

Sat -
10am - 12pm
American Conservatory Theater
$335 - Grades 3–5
Acting Workshop
For ages 6-12 yrs

Gain the tools to create believable and vibrant characters. Covering the basic principles of acting techniques—including objective/obstacle, given circumstance, inner monologue, sense memory, and i... Read More

Sat -
10am - 12:30pm
American Conservatory Theater
$415 - Grades 9–12
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