Young Professionals Conservatory

The Young Professionals Conservatory (YPC) is a rigorous, 10-month training program for students ages 12 through 18 who are interested in pursuing careers in professional theatre. YPC includes weekly master classes with professional theatre artists, a season of three shows, and the opportunity to audition for age-appropriate roles in STC Main Stage productions.

YPC performance opportunities may include:

  • Three shows per season (two performed on our Pollock Stage and one performed on our Main Stage)
  • Age-appropriate roles in Main Stage productions
  • Various regional performances, open mic nights, and performance opportunities in the community throughout the year
  • Master classes such as Play writing, Dance for Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre Vocal Styles and Techniques
  •  Option to enroll in a duel-track with our Technical Theatre and Design Program
  •  Internships and volunteer opportunities

Audition Requirements (auditions conducted each spring):

1)      Two letters of recommendation

2)      Copy of most recent report card

3)      Up to 1 ½-minute monologue (memorized)

4)      If interested in the musical theatre track, up to 1 ½-minute song memorized with background accompaniment track (on CD or mp3 device)

Please contact the Education Department for more information.
916.446.7501 ext. 113

Our Annual Informational Night for all School of the Arts Programs will be held on Feb. 22nd, 2016 at 6:15pm at Sacramento Theatre Company’s Main Stage Lobby. Meet our School of the Arts and Education Director, Michele Hillen-Noufer and hear about upcoming opportunities for young actors with STC. Michele will also be speaking about the impact and benefits that theatre arts education and training has on our youth and community.

RSVP at or 916-446-7501 ext 116

YPC Group Photo Season 2015-2016

2015-2016 YPC Students at Orientation


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2014-2015 YPC Graduating Class

STC YPC seniors

2014-2015 YPC Graduating Class


Recently, Tony and Emmy Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth (center, in white scarf) taught a Master Class for our YPC Students!

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Kristin Chenoweth teaching on STC’s Cabaret Stage

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Kristin even took the time to sing Happy Birthday to one of our students T. Johnson, pictured here with A Christmas Carol musical director Sam Schieber (left) and Education Director Michele Hillen-Noufer (right).