What is it?
The Venue Conservatory program is designed to give students a professional experience and education in theatre. This is for dedicated and talented young actors looking to hone their craft in an ensemble environment with professionally trained instructors. Instructors will cultivate an environment of growth, exploration, and creativity to teach concrete theatre skills.
The goal of this program is to help students access a level beyond that discovered in a rehearsal process by teaching specific skills and real techniques. Each student can expect unique feedback and personalized growth opportunities based on their interests and abilities.
Through this program, young actors can expect to become seasoned performers with the confidence and expertise to succeed in any theatrical production. Unlike any program in surrounding areas,
** Invite/Audition Only
The Venue Conservatory Repertory Program Includes:
Company Style Sessions: 1 ½ - 2 hours weekly cohort sessions with trained theatre professionals working with students to develop comprehensive theatre skills. These weekly cohort meetings will include ensemble work, intensive technique training, and pre-professional development/support. Each cohort will become a tight knit community as they study together in this conservatory style program. Each performer will have the opportunity to develop a repertoire of songs, dance & acting techniques, monologues, and scenes, culminating in an end-of-year showcase.
Masterclasses: Weekly masterclasses led by Denver theatre professionals will be offered for Middle and Senior Companies in fields ranging from auditions to Fosse to makeup. Each student may select six to attend per semester. Each class will teach an intensive in a particular skill with practical application and time for students to connect with an expert in the field.
Shows: Optionally included in tuition, students can join the cast of one show per semester.
Performance Opportunities: In addition to the education, students in Rep will have performance opportunities outside of the Venue at community events, local businesses, etc.
* included for middle school four thirty minute voice lessons per semester
* included for high school students four Saturday master classes.
Middle School: Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm
High School: Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm
The Venue Theatre
Homeschool Theatre program for ages 6-16!
Performance Date: TBD
Show: TBD based on size and age range of group.
An opportunity for homeschoolers to connect with other creative actors in their community!
Amanda Dougherty homeschools her own children and has been teaching theatre to homeschooled students for several years. With over 30 productions behind her, she’s heard testimony to the dramatic effect performing has on students of all ages. Some of the results she’s witnessed have been an increase in reading ability, reading comprehension, confidence, improvements in speech and movement, socialization, along with many other benefits.
With our program, students can expect to learn performance techniques, improve acting skills, learn about the many aspects of live theatre including props, costumes, lighting, staging, and grow in all the basics to hone in on their specific interests and abilities.
Because Amanda has been working with such a wide range of ages and abilities, she has learned how to place and use everyone to the best of their abilities and challenge each one just enough to help them grow. It’s a unique opportunity for the beginner to the experienced and the young to the mature.
We invite your student to join us this semester for 90 minute classes every Tuesday, ending in a 60 minute performance!
Class time will be spent rehearsing for the performance as well as lessons and playing games that target specific skills and character development.
The 2024 Spring Season tuition is a flat, $350 per student (Early Bird Pricing through January 1st*), with a 25% discount for each additional student in the same family. There are also referral incentives** if you tell a friend and they join us this season!
Classes will begin January 9th, 2024.
**Referrals earn $25 (per enrolled student) towards purchase of The Venue Theatre tickets to see a show
Shows March 1-9, 2024
Beginning in January
*Pre-req Venue Academy Sessions for 8th Graders
Shows April 5-13, 2024
Auditions- Jan. 16th & Jan. 18th 4:30-7pm
Rehearsals: Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-7:00pm beginning January 2024
Cost: $750 (includes registration fee)
Grades K-4 by audition
Shows May 3-18, 2024
Workshop- Jan. 29th and 31st 6:30-8pm
Auditions: Monday (Feb 3rd 6:30-8pm)
Wednesday (Feb. 5th 5:30-7:30pm)
Rehearsals: Wednesdays starting February 14th 5:30-7:30pm
(Mondays 5:30-7:30pm will be added after Nemo-March 11th)
2-3 Saturday may be added upon availability
4/28 - 5/2 (rehearsal all week)