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Our mission: The Duluth Playhouse Conservatory is committed to providing exciting, innovative, and quality theatre arts education for the Northeast Region. Theatre is a fully active art form - it engages the mind and body so that learning is layered and lasting. We have an array of creative, fun, and challenging opportunities for all ages to explore the power of performance.
Classes are held at the new PLAYHOUSE CONSERVATORY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS -- 230 West Superior St. (Entrance is on 3rd Ave. West between Superior and Michigan Streets)
Playhouse Education Program
Playhouse Performance Intensives are designed to offer more advanced, challenging, diverse, and educational experiences for young performing artists in our region. There are amazing opportunities in age appropriate categories for youth 8-13 and 12-18. Those seeking Musical Theatre, Acting, Voice, Dance and even Shakespeare will be challenged and empowered by performing with in our advanced summer program s.
RENT SCHOOL EDITION & AS YOU LIKE IT & LITTLE WOMEN Perform: August 8-19
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of The Youth Repertory Theater Company!!
Started in 2008, Playhouse Education Director Kate Horvath began the Youth Repertory Theatre Company. In the last five years, this company has accomplished the goal of teaching all aspects of a show to the students, including stage direction, backstage assistance, technical requirements, costuming, and front of house. Alternating performances, the cast opposite the performers runs all the technical aspects, creating a complete theatre learning experience for the students. At the beginning of July, directors Kate Horvath, Liz Larson, and Lee Gundersheimer start working with over 90 students involved in the three productions.
This year’s productions include William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Rent School Edition and Little Women the musical.
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
An entanglement of love, banishment and hidden identities ensues in one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, As you Like It.
Rent School Edition
Set in New York City, Rent School Edition is based loosely on Puccini’s La Bohéme. This rock musical is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.
Little Women the Musical
Based on Louisa May Alcott's own family experiences (and novel), this story follows the adventures of the March sisters as they grow up in Civil War America. Six Generations have read the story, this one will sing it!
PRIVATE VOCAL STUDY & ACTING COACHING:
Private Vocal Study: By Appointment.
Private Acting Coaching: By Appointment
Call the Education Director, Kate Horvath at 218-733-7574 for more information
There are currently no upcoming classes for adults.
Adult Education Classes
ACTOR’S GYM: Flex your performance muscles at The Playhouse!
Our new ACTOR’S GYM program is a training ground for both experienced & novice performing artists to flex their muscles. Look for classes and workshops in Acting, Voice, & Movement, Musical Theatre and Dance to stretch your imagination and your skills...
There are currently no opportunities for adult classes. Get on our email list about our upcoming opportunities!
Call 218-733-7555 to get on our mailing list for information on upcoming opportunities! Or join our email list by clicking on the link to the left.
Private Vocal Study & Acting Coaching:
Private Vocal Study: by appointment
Private Acting Coaching: by appointment
NEW: Private Actor Coaching Introductory Offer
Get two private acting tutorials with Julie Ahasay for $25, prep for an audition, work on a character you have dreamed of, or dive into a challenging new script. Book two sessions and have some fun!
Are you an expert teacher in voice, an instrument, acting, or dance or have a workshop in mind? Let’s talk about what you might want to teach! Contact Education Director Kate Horvath at 218-733-7574 or
Classes are open to all artists
If class fees are a financial hardship, did you know that you could exchange tuition for volunteer work in productions, the office or children's theatre assistance? Ask Kate for more details by emailing
Kate Horvath, Education Director
ACTOR’S GYM Workshops:
Look for upcoming specialty workshops in the following…
Actor’s Gym Classes