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At Parkway Playhouse, we believe building a well-rounded foundation in theatre arts is crucial to creating successful productions and, more importantly, setting our students up for lifelong success!

Conservatory classes run September-April and culminate with the inspiring Parkway Junior Showcase, a recital-style event that allows each student to share the knowledge and skills they’ve gained throughout the year. Classes are taught by teachers who have college degrees in their designated field, experience in the arts, and a passion to share it with our students!

Students enrolled in a Parkway Junior Conservatory class can opt to audition for Fall and Spring Junior productions. There is no cost to participate in Junior productions however, they are audition-only and limited to a select number of students showing dedication and growth in their conservatory classes.

NOTE:  Classes will be held online until further notice. Students will need a reliable internet connection. Be sure to read all the policies and procedures before registering and remember to fill out the health form completely and email it to your instructor.


(grades 8th-12th)

Burnsville: Friday, 4pm-5pm 
Instructor: Jenny Martin

This course is for those students with a story in their heart, and a passion for writing. You will learn everything there is about constructing the plot, characters, and dialogue of a play! (Maximum class size: 20)

(grades 7th – 12th)

Burnsville: Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Jenny Martin

This advanced theatre class will explore methods and styles of acting, allowing students to hone their craft. Method acting vs. Meisner will be a piece of cake for students after taking this course. Students will engage in both contemporary and classical texts through prepping and performing scenes and monologues. Preparing audition pieces for college auditions or Mainstage productions will be a focus in this class as well. (Maximum class size: 20)

(grades 7th – 12th)

Burnsville: Tuesday 4:00-5:00pm
Instructor: Kristen Livengood

The perfect opportunity to take improvisational theatre ALL YEAR LONG! This course will train students to be “in the moment” and spontaneous in the responses as it relates to improvisation. A key to good acting is really listening and reacting truthfully. There’s no better place to hone that skill than our weekly improv classes. This course is a prerequisite to be selected for Parkway’s invitation only improv troupe, “Get the Hook.” (Maximum class size: 15)


Parkway Playhouse Junior Conservatory want to make certain everyone knows how they are structured. Please go to policies and procedures to read complete guidelines.


1 hour/week: $320/year
2 hours/week: $520/year
3 hours/week: $680/year
Unlimited Classes: $800/year

Pay for tuition online starting August 1st.

NOTE: Sibling discounts of 25% off each additional student. Apprentices receive a 50% discount.


Moana Jr will run on November 12, 13, 14, 19, 21. Auditions for Moana Jr. will be Monday, September 13th, from 5:00-7:00pm (*Only open for 2020/2021 Conservatory Students). To see additional audition information, CLICK HERE

Download Moana JR Casting Information



Need based scholarships available. Please fill out the Scholarship Application Form and email it back to us here.



Register for our 2020-2021 Conservatory Season HERE



Pay tuition online here!



If there is insufficient enrollment, a class may be canceled at the sole discretion of Parkway Playhouse. Tuition received for classes canceled by PPH will be refunded in full. Registration fees are non-refundable.

No refunds will be given past the registration deadline for each class.



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