Youth Conservatory

Summer 2019


The Kay Meek Youth Conservatory intensive sets each actor/student on a learning path that encourages them to excel as young artists and ensemble members.

The creative teams will develop an individualized program for each student that showcases their strengths and encourages growth in other areas of their craft. Students will be paired with a character, or set of characters, and corresponding tracks. This process focuses on the development of their skills in dance, voice and acting, as well as leadership and team work.


Students will be introduced to all aspects of the theatre craft, with a three-week intensive for Junior Conservatory and four weeks for the Senior Conservatory. The groups participate in the building of an entire production including character development, production design, and production management.

The creation of an entire production from scratch creates a unique and incredible experience for each participant. The course has been developed to ensure it equally supports both individual growth and team building – effectively demonstrating how working collaboratively leads to greater success. Students will not only leave with greater skills, but with a sense of trust, support, and lasting bonds.



The junior group starts with a day of discovery and exploration, the creative team will work with the students — as individuals, small groups and as a whole — to pair each student with a character track or tracks.

The remaining three-week will focus on skills development and growth during the creation of the production The Music Man Junior.

Ages 8-13
July 2 - July 20, 2019

The conservatory ends with public performances.



Beginning with group exploration in music, acting and dance, the first day of the senior group will lay out individual learning paths. The group will then begin developing the production The Addams Family Young@part interspersed with workshops, masterclasses and one-on-one instruction.

Workshops may include voice & diction, vocal technique, individual voice lesson, body rhythm & percussion, musical theatre improvisation, stage combat, dance sessions: tap/hip hop/broadway/jazz, and finally brand development. 

Ages 13-18
July 8 - Aug 2, 2019
Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm

The conservatory ends with public performances.


Auditions are now closed for the Senior program.


Due to planned renovations and upgrades at Kay Meek Arts Centre, the Summer Youth Conservatory sessions will be held at Sentinel Secondary School, with final performances at Centennial Theatre.

Refund Policy

  • 100% refund if student withdrew 30 days or more before the first day of the program

  • 50% refund if student withdrew less than 30 days prior to the first day of the program

  • No refund if student withdrew once the program has begun

  • Audition Fee of $25 to Senior Conservatory is non-refundable


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