Education at Le Petit

March 2 2020 | News


The Spring YC has been cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions and restrictions.

Please check back for upcoming session dates and times.

With a curriculum focused on what it means to be a successful performer, our young artists will spend six weeks together in a carefully designed combination of classroom and rehearsal sessions.

Two weekday and one weekend rehearsal per week will culminate in a three-performance run at the end of the term. In addition to rehearsals in preparation for the final production, there will be a series of acting technique workshops, led by acting professionals, throughout the term. From voice work to scene study, from movement to improv (and so much more!), our Young Conservatory artists will experience an exciting course of training

Please note that attendance to all classes, rehearsals, and performances is mandatory. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation honoring this policy as our goal is to present work of the highest caliber, creating not only a wonderful production but also an incredible, cohesive ensemble. Please contact with any questions.


Please check back for 2020 session dates! 

The Theatrical Workforce Development Program is a hands-on training program where participants will receive training in multiple areas of technical theatre. The program is open to high school students and recent graduates with a preference given to students in New Orleans who have a demonstrated interest in theatre and the performing arts. Students who attend this workshop will get an overview of many areas of technical theatre including scenic painting, carpentry, lighting, audio, projection, and costumes.

This program is open to high school juniors and seniors, as well as recent high school graduates. The program is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Classes will be held twice a week and will take place at Le Petit Theatre at 616 Saint Peter Street. 

For more information and to enroll, please contact

The Theatrical Workforce Development Program is supported by a grant from the New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA).


Student matinees provide a unique, up close and personal experience of the productions at Le Petit for hundreds of students each season. Each student matinee is followed by a performance is followed by a talk-back during which the cast interacts with students during a brief Q&A session. Please contact Sara Tweedy at for more information and to sign-up your class or student organization! The Student Matinee Program is supported by a grant from The Helis Foundation.

Interested in supporting student matinees? Please click here to learn more!

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