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|About||Born in 1985, Playhouse on the Square’s Theatre for Youth Program now serves close to 30,000 young people every year in Memphis, Shelby County and beyond.|
Born in 1985, Playhouse on the Square’s Theatre Education Program now serves close to 30,000 young people every year in Memphis, Shelby County and beyond. From preschoolers to young adults, they all are engaged and enlightened, either as audience members or as active participants.
Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory
Playhouse on the Square’s Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory is open to any student interested in theatre regardless of experience. All of the courses are taught by professional artists. Self-esteem is of primary importance to our program. Theatre is the perfect environment for a child to find his/her voice. Session sizes are limited to allow for maximum individual attention and development.
After School Acting Program (ASAP)
Founded in 1998, the After School Acting Program has grown to include sites throughout Memphis and the surrounding area. ASAP is recommended for children age 7-12. Classes meet for 1½ hours, twice a week for twelve weeks. Instruction in the elements of Acting, Improvisation, Movement, Music, and Design are taught through a Style of Theatre.
Teens In Theatre (TNT)
Teens In Theatre provides a performance and learning venue for 12-17 year olds from around the MidSouth. Teens must audition to be in the troupe, which performs at various sites in the Fall and in the Spring.
Theatre School – Youth and Adult Classes
Theatre School provides classes in performance for children as well as adults. Taught by local theatre professionals, our classes give students the opportunity to expand their performance skills in acting, music, and dance. All sessions run for 9 weeks (8 weeks of classwork/rehearsal with a showcase performance on the 9th week).
School Matinees and Touring Season
Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, and the Playhouse on the Square Touring Company would like to invite you and your students to experience professional live theatre this school year. From The Mountaintop to Charlotte’s Web to Annie to ‘Twas the Night